Make Plans to Attend the 2024 Symposium

Dairy, beef, and hay producers, as well as custom operators and nutrient applicators, should mark their calendars for February 19-21 for the 2024 Symposium. The event will take place at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI. It is hosted jointly by the Midwest Forage Association (MFA), Professional Nutrient Applicators Association of Wisconsin (PNAAW), and also the Wisconsin Custom Operators (WCO).

The Symposium features an impressive lineup of university, industry, agency, and farmer speakers from across the Midwest. They will be discussing topics members have identified as being the most timely and relevant to their operations. The opening session will feature Jolene Brown, with her “Top Ten Mistakes That Break Up a Family Business.” Brown, often referred to as the “Dr. Phil of Agriculture,” is a hall of fame and award-winning speaker. She has devoted her career to making a positive impact on the lives of the people and industry of agriculture. Other forage session topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Corn Silage Plant Density: 6 Things You Should Know
  • How 2023 Will Shape 2024 Corn Silage Production
  • Tradeoff Between Forage Quality & Risk of Rain
  • What’s New in the Industry
  • Will Herbicide Carryover be a Problem for Alfalfa in 2024
  • Boosting Alfalfa Yields: Key Practices & Indicators
  • Management considerations for Alfalfa Following Drought
  • Updates from the forage Program at UW
  • Solving the Mystery of Alfalfa Autotoxicity
  • Much, much, more

The 2024 Symposium will also feature University of Wisconsin-Extension Manure Applicator Training 101 which will take place Monday afternoon, February 19, and is just $5 for participants who register for both Tuesday and Wednesday sessions. The event also features a Pump School instructed by Puck Enterprises.

Early bird registration for association members is only $130 if registered by February 5. Single-day and multiple-person farm/business registration options are available. Reserve a room by January 31 – call the Chula Vista Resort at 855.530.1706 (booking ID Code: J25502).

If you’re a forage farmer, nutrient applicator, or custom operator, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn more about your trade, network with industry experts, and also visit with peers. Make plans now to attend!

For a full agenda, more information, or to register online, visit the MFA website.