2012 National Institute for Animal Agriculture Annual Meeting, March 26 - 29, 2012, Denver, CO, USA. Producers, regulators, industry and NGO representatives gathered to go deep on everything from animal identification to disease management and increasing costs. Participants said it was the best NIAA conference yet!
Grazing Management Do utilize a grazing plan on your farm/ranch? What would you like to change about your grazing system/plan? These are several of the questions that were part of the HayTalk conversation on Twitter.
Young Farmers and Startup Businesses How does one get started in agriculture as a business? What are some of the issues and where does one turn for advice? This #AgChat conversation looks toward those with some experience in running farm and ranch operation for some advice and input.
Forage Pests The mild late winter weather might be good for general outdoor activity but it also means more insects and bugs. For those that grow hay, forage, and other corps, this keeping an eye out on the insect population. This HayTalk conversation shares some of the activity some farmers are taking.
2012 Midwest Dairy Conference focused on forage fundamentals and management best practices. Presentations included retired extension specialist David Fischer's comments on "Managing for Optimum Forage Quality" and JBS United's Joel Vasquez work on the use of Rumensin in controlled energy diets during the dry period.