With high land costs today, it is more critical than ever to maximize production on every acre of the farm. We often think that hay or pasture is only grown on parts of the farm that aren’t the best for corn and beans – along the creek or on the sidehill.
We also tend to place grass and forages low on the priority list when it comes to proper fertility, however the benefits are many. Improvements to soil health with grass as part of a rotation, increased quality of forage for sale or feeding healthy livestock, and higher income potential for your farm’s bottom line, are just a few that come to mind.
Sounds pretty valuable, but would it really be worth it on my operation?
Doug Gunnink is a Minnesota-based farmer and consultant for grass-fed and grazing operations throughout the country and Canada. He will share his knowledge of soil/plant health and what is needed to get high gains, as well as how variety selection and foliar applications are critical to encourage a balanced uptake of essential minerals and vitamins to the plant.
Gunnink believes that having a “buffet” of various grasses and forages could lead to a profitable 2015 and beyond.
Decide at our seminar, “How to Thrive in Today’s Ag Economy – 10 Practical, Profitable Solutions” Thursday, January 29 from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Chateau Hotel and Conference Center in Bloomington, Illinois. For more information, click here or call (815) 872-1190 to reserve a spot by January 21.