2020 Winter Forage Conferences
The 2020 Winter Forage Conferences will be held January 21 thru 24, 2020 at various locations across Virginia. The 2020 theme will be Thinking Strategically: The Role of Hay in Today’s Grazing System
The Keynote Speakers will be:
Kevin Yon. Yon Family Farms of Ridge Spring, SC is a family-owned operation consisting of Kevin and Lydia Yon and their three children, who all work full-time on the farm. The Yons started their own Angus operation in 1996 with 100 head of Angus females. They’ve since grown to 1,200 head of registered brood cows and 590 commercial cows, utilizing over 4,000 acres of pasture and harvested forages. The Yons host spring and fall production sales where they sell around 400 registered bulls and 200 females each year. The Yons also retain ownership on commercial steers and heifers each year in a KS feedlot, where the cattle are sold on a value-based grid. The Yons stress the importance of utilizing all the tools available. Their operation is forage-based and focuses on producing cattle for a customer base of mainly commercial cattlemen.
Dr. Dan Undersander is professor emeritus at University of Wisconsin. He is widely known as a definitive expert on a variety of forage topics:
Making quality baleage & silage
Management of intensively grazed pastures
Hay making and hay equipment
Harvest management of small grain forages
Dr. Undersander has spent over 40 years focused on intensively managed beef and dairy operations in the mid-west and across the nation. Join us for this rare opportunity to learn from one of the best in the forage world.
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The 2020 VFGC Winter Forage Conferences have been approved for Continuing Education credits for Certified Nutrient Management Planner in Virginia (DCR) and Certified Crop Adviser (CCA, CPAg, CPSS & CPSC).