Tuesday, November 28, 2006, Winchester Community Centre
or Wednesday, November 29, 2006, Shakespeare Optimist Hall
"Equipping Yourself For Quality Forages" is the theme of this yearís Forage Focus Conferences. This two day event will be held Tuesday November 28th at the Winchester Community Centre and Wednesday November 29th at the Shakespeare Optimists Hall, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
The keynote speaker, Dr Ron Schuler, is an Extension Agricultural Engineer at the University of Wisconsin, specializing in forage equipment performance.
Ronís morning presentation "Equipping Yourself To Make More Quality Forage" will include discussion of: sickle versus rotary cutterbars; roll versus impeller conditioners; rake design; tedders; windrow inverters and mergers; wide swath drying, large baler design; preservative applicators; minimizing field harvest losses; and harvesters.
In the afternoon, Ron Schuler will discuss "Whatís New In Corn Silage Harvest Management?", including harvester and crop processors, cutting height, and a comparison of tower, bunk, pile and bag silos. Ron has contributed many practical articles to Hoardís Dairyman magazine.
Chris Brown, Nutrient Management Specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs, will discuss "Manure & Forages - A Successful Partnership?". Chrisí presentation will include how to utilize manure nutrients optimally, while minimizing application damage.
The Forage Focus Conferences are organized by the Ontario Forage Council with support from the Dairy Farmers of Ontario and OMAFRA. Registration is $30 and includes a hot beef dinner and proceedings. For more information, or to register call 1-877-892-8663 by November 24th, as pre-registration is required. Forage Focus 2006 is certified for CCA credits.
For more information or an interview contact: Ray Robertson, P.Ag., Manager, Ontario Forage Council, 1-877-892-8663, firstname.lastname@example.org