Silage Conference Features ISU and Industry Experts

Event will take place on June 21 in Dubuque

April 23, 2018, 9:32 am | Jennifer Bentley, Denise Schwab

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will co-host the Iowa-Wisconsin Silage Conference on June 21 in Dubuque.

two hands holding silage.The conference will feature presentations from both academic and industry experts who will speak on a wide variety of topics related to growing and using quality silage. ISU Extension and Outreach dairy specialist Hugo Ramirez and beef specialists Denise Schwab and Garland Dahlke will present during the course of the day-long conference.

Online registration is available for the conference. Cost for the event is $50 if registering prior to midnight on June 14, and $75 after that date. Registration includes lunch and refreshment breaks.

The conference begins on June 21 with check-in and refreshments at 8:30 a.m., followed by the welcome at 9:30 a.m. It takes place at the Best Western Plus Dubuque Hotel and Conference Center, 3100 Dodge Street, Dubuque.

Group sessions will cover quality corn silage before, during and after harvest; characteristics of corn varieties for silage; molds and mycotoxins in silage and pricing corn silage. There will be concurrent sessions in the afternoon, with participants being able to choose between four distinct 30-minute conversations.

The conference will conclude with presentations on machinery efficiency and corn silage safety before adjourning at 3:30 p.m.

For assistance with registration, receipts, cancellation or questions contact Program Services at 515-294-6429 or


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