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Register today for SD Winter Forage Meeting

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Registration is open for the South Dakota Winter Forage Meeting Feb. 28 in Madison, South Dakota. The meeting is hosted by the Midwest Forage Association in collaboration with SDSU Extension, the Northern Plains Forage Association and Dakota State University.

“Forage Crop Rotations Utilizing Cover Crops” and “Understanding the Nitrogen Credit in the Alfalfa to Corn Rotation” are just a couple of the presentations offered at this year’s meeting. A representative of Boadwine Dairy near Baltic, and a regional leader in sustainability, is one of the event’s featured speakers. Boadwine Dairy was recently awarded a 2022 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award and continues to make improvements in all areas of their farms.

"The 2023 South Dakota Winter Forage Meeting features an impressive lineup of area forage experts eager to share their knowledge and experience with South Dakota’s forage and dairy farmers," said Beth Nelson, Midwest Forage Association president. “Our goal is to give forage farmers the tools they need to make the coming year more profitable.”

Other presentations include “Crop Insurance Coverage for Alfalfa and Dairy Risk Management Policies,” “Sustainability and Profitability for the Future of the Dairy Industry,” an SDSU forage research update, and updates from the Midwest Forage Association and National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance. 

The meeting is in Room 201 of the Karl E. Mundt Library on the Dakota State University campus (804 N. Egan Ave.).  

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about forages, network with industry professionals, and have your forage-related questions answered. 

Registration is $30. Lunch is included. Continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisers are available. To register, visit

For more information on SDSU Extension’s research in winter forages, contact Sara Bauder, SDSU Extension Forage Field Specialist.