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Tour de Forage Set for Jan. 22-24 – Register Today

ST. PAUL, MN –Back to Our Roots: Managing Alfalfa for Yield & Environment,Optimizing Forage Quality to Maximize Milk Production, and Managing Silage Corn for High Yield and Quality are just a few of the many presentations offered at Midwest Forage Association’s (MFA) Tour de Forage held in locations throughout Minnesota on Monday through Wednesday, January 22-24. Dr. Joshua Gamble, research agronomist and agroecologist at the USDA-ARS St. Paul Plant Science Research Unit, will serve as the event’s keynote speaker. Dr. Gamble’s research focuses on sustainable intensification of dairy forage production systems; evaluating field-scale manure management, irrigation, and forage cropping practices to retain more C, N, and P on-farm; increase C and nutrient-use efficiency; and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and nutrient delivery to waterways.

“MFA’s 2024 Tour de Forage features an outstanding lineup of regional forage experts who are eager to share their research with Minnesota’s forage and dairy farmers,” said Beth Nelson, MFA President. “This year’s Tour de Forage event will give forage farmers the tools they need to make the coming year more profitable.”

Tour de Forage (TDF) dates and locations:

To take advantage of discounted pre-registration, which ends Jan. 16, visit On-site registration is available but costs more, so register today!

Midwest Forage Association is hosting this popular, annual series of meetings in collaboration with University of Minnesota Extension and northeast, central, and southeast local forage councils. Agendas vary by location so visit for site-specific programs.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about forages, network with industry professionals, and have your forage-related questions answered. Lunch will be served for those attending thus, preregistration is appreciated. Proceedings are included with registration and include all TDF speakers.

To register, please visit or contact MFA at 651.484.3888.

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