MSUE Winter EUP Forage Meeting 2020

This evening meeting will focus on forage seed selection and production practices. Speakers will include Jim Isleib, MSU Extension educator, James DeDecker, director of the UP Research and Extension Center in Chatham and Jeremy Sweeten, CISCO Seed forage agronomist and Dafter farmer.

‘Recipes for Forage Success’ meetings

Rudyard Township Hall, Rudyard, March 9, 2020, 6:30 – 8:30pm

18725 S Mackinac Trail, Rudyard, MI 49780

Chippewa County



6:30pm – Welcome


6:35 – 7:10pm  “Recipes for seeding success” – Jim Isleib, MSU Extension U.P. Crop Production Educator

Jim will present results of the 2018/2019 cereal grain forage nurse crop study at Chatham and information on selecting perennial and annual forage species and varieties based on new MSU publications from Dr. Kim Cassida, MSU Forage Specialist

7:10 – 7:45pm  “MSU U.P. forage trials and results” – Dr. James DeDecker, director MSU Upper

Peninsula Research and Extension Center, Chatham

James will discuss the results of grass and legume trials at Chatham, including work on low-lignin alfalfa.

7:45 – 8:20pm “Getting the most out of forages on your farm”, Jeremy Sweeten, CISCO Seeds forage

agronomist and Chippewa County farmer

Jeremy will discuss the use of multi-species cover crops for annual rotation and livestock feed.  He will also present on small grains as forage crops.

“Winter feeding for soil fertility” (Mass City only):   will be presented by Frank Wardynski, MSU Extension educator

8:20 – Questions and wrap-up