Iowa- Wisconsin Silage Conference Slated for June 21 in Dubuque

Iowa State Extension and UW Extension will host the Iowa-Wisconsin Silage Conference on Thursday June 21 in Dubuque.

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 corn silage. ISU Extension presenters include Hugo Ramirez, Denise Schwab and Garland Dahlke. UW Extension presenters include Randy Shaver, Brian Luck and Bill Halfman.

Online registration and agenda are 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 June 21 conference begins with check-in and refreshments at 8:30 a.m., followed by the welcome at 9:30 a.m. It will take 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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