MARINETTE—Focus on Forage is a free, 7-part Extension webinar series highlighting research-based information and farmer strategies to optimize forage yield, quality and profitability in Wisconsin.

The first webinar, on Wednesday is entitled “Managing for High Quality Corn Silage” and will feature a discussion with Mike Jenson, Jenson Family Farms, LLC (Elk Mound, Wisconsin) and Carlyle Westendorp, West-Vale-Vue Dairy (Nashville, Michigan), 2020 World Forage Superbowl winners in the standard corn silage and BMR corn silage categories, respectively. In addition, Jerry Clark, Extension Chippewa County Agriculture Educator will cover “Top Ten Corn Silage Production Strategies” and Ashley Blackburn, Nutrient and Pest Management, will discuss fine tuning conservation with forages.

Focus on Forage webinars will be held weekly on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. from Jan. 13 through March 3. CCA CEUs will be offered for each webinar. Webinars are free, but registration is required by 5 p.m. the day before the event at https://go.wisc.edu/334pqz. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants.

For more information on the Focus on Forage webinar series, people can contact Scott Reuss, Marinette and Oconto Counties’ Agriculture Agent. He can be reached at scott.reuss@wisc.edu or 715-732-7510. You can also find the registration link for this series by visiting either the Oconto or Marinette County pages of UW-Madison, Division of Extension, or e-mail Reuss and he will send you the link.