What does the brighter side of agriculture look like to you?
Showcase agriculture’s brighter side by submitting a video on how agriculture makes a positive impact in your day-to-day life. Get creative and show how your farm contributes to the wellbeing of our country or how you utilize the products produced by hardworking farmers!
How to Enter:
- Enter by posting up to a 3 minute video depicting the wellbeing of agriculture.
- The positive minded video can be submitted directly to the contest on our website or through Facebook – #agriculturesbrighterside.
- Invite family and friends to vote for their favorite video!
Prizes awarded to the top three vote getters!
The contest begins June 1, 2021. Entrants can submit videos through June 30, 2021. Visitors to the website can vote for their favorite videos until July 9, 2021. The three most popular videos will receive a prize and will be announced on July 12, 2021. The contest will proceed every other month throughout the year. Watch Alforex Seed’s social media for further contest announcements.
For complete details and entry visit: AgriculturesBrighterSide.com
This contest is supported by Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW), Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin (DFW), Dairy Business Association (DBA), Alice in Dairyland, Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, Wisconsin 4-H, Wisconsin FFA and Wisconsin FFA Alumni. We welcome support from additional agricultural partners and anyone who admires the American farmer.
Make the Switch! Top Alfalfa Varieties
Looking for greater productivity per acre and improved agronomic characteristics? Make the switch! Alforex offers field-proven, top alfalfa varieties for dairy quality forage to match your growing conditions. With Alforex Seeds, Corteva Agriscience has united its global forage research network with its U.S.-based breeding and testing programs. Our results include milestone varieties and such innovations as multi-leaf alfalfa, hybrid alfalfa, Hi-Ton® fast-growth trait, Hi-Salt salinity tolerance, and Hi-Gest® Alfalfa Technology with highly digestible fiber. We’ve learned how to get more from your acres. Whether it’s helping you grow a crop or helping you grow your expectations of what you can achieve, we’d be pleased to help.
See what our growers are saying about the top alfalfa varieties from Alforex Seeds!
Hi-Gest Grower 2021 SD
“In working with my customers in Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota that are growing Hi-Gest® 360, I’m seeing an increase in tonnage and feed value. Good results on the RFV to RFQ and the extra 7 to 10 days flexibility for harvesting does not drop the quality. Also, we’re getting results of high sugars on the refractometer of 10 to 14 brix. Very happy with the results of Hi-Gest 360!”
Sustainable Ag Nutrition Services
Hi-Gest Grower 2021 WI
“My Hi-Gest 360 tested 25-26% in protein with good digestion. I was able to cut my protein bill in half. I knew when I hit it in the silo. I had a five pound increase in milk per cow.”
Hi-Ton Grower 2019 ID
“Once we got the water and fertility right, it seemed genetics was holding our growers back, but as we have moved to varieties like 429, growers are getting more dairy quality hay and upping their yields too.”
Seed Manager, Bingham Coop
Hi-Gest Grower 2020 WI
“We have been planting Hi-Gest since 2016 and after the summer of 2018 we’re 100% Hi-Gest. Our nutritionist has found Hi-Gest easy to work with and we like the higher quality and harvest flexibility when we need it. The cows have responded as well.”
Elkhart Lake, WI
Hi-Gest Grower 2020 CO
“We keep our fields of Hi-Gest® in separate barns. When we deliver to our dairy customers, we tell them it’s Hi-Gest so they can adjust their ration to the higher feed values. One of our customers wants it for the hot months to keep his cows feed intake up and hold his milk production. Hi-Gest 360 really works for our operation and
Hi-Ton Grower 2020 MI
“We’re on a three cut system and tonnage is big-time for us. That’s why we moved to AFX 469 from another Alforex variety. From the looks of this 160-acre field we’ll be getting the yield bump from this Hi-Ton alfalfa we were looking for.”
Brock Dairy Farm
Hi-Gest Grower 2019 NV
“We heard about Hi-Gest® three years ago and wanted to see what it could do. Our first field did 2.8 tons on first crop this year with a 55+ TDN. We produce for export and the hay sold fast.”
Hi-Gest Grower 2021 IA
“The RFV was the highest we’ve had. The stand was very good, even with a finer stem. Hi-Gest® 360 alfalfa has excellent leafiness and yield.”
Hi-Gest Grower 2021 Monroe, WI
“I like to let my Hi-Gest® 360 grow longer for more tons without losing quality. I really like all the leaves. Last year, 2019, it was ten points higher in digestibility than my other conventional alfalfa.”
Hi-Ton Grower 2021 WI
“I like AFX 579 Hi-Ton alfalfa. It has had good regrowth and tests well for us. The fast regrowth has really helped it establish well.”
Hi-Gest Grower 2019 Pine River WI
“This is our third year with Hi-Gest and we’re seeing a steady increase in the haylage digestibility numbers from our bunkers.”
Magdanz Dairy, LLC
Pine River, WI
Hi-Ton Grower 2021 MN
“AFX 469 yield has been good, strong and steady. Feed value testing has been consistent. AFX 469 is always right there with the best.”
Hi-Gest Grower 2019 WA
“This is our first field of Hi-Gest and it’s doing well. The first three crops are testing better than neighboring circles of competitive varieties. So far we like what we see.”
Columbia View Farm
Basin City, WA
Hi-Gest Grower 2019 PA
“Quality is everything for us and Hi-Gest 360 in our mixture is working great for us and our hay customers. We’re adding more acres again this year.”
J & L Hay Farms, LLC
Hi-Salt Grower 2021 ND
“This is my first time planting alfalfa. I choose the Rugged Alfalfa for grazing our cattle knowing that we had saline issues with the pasture and on average receive very little rainfall. We are happy with how it’s performing for grazing cattle in the first year with almost no rainfall.”
Hi-Ton Grower 2019 WI
“The performance is all there with AFX 469 and nutritionally, we could tell when we hit it in the silo.”
Steve & Shelly Becker
Hi-Gest Grower 2021 TX
“Our dairy cows love the Hi-Gest® 660. We green chop everything and we like that it holds forage quality well after bloom, plus we like the fact that we can use lagoon water for irrigation without any effect because of its salt tolerance. It’s the best alfalfa we have ever produced and would recommend to all producers looking for a boost in their operation.”
Del Rio Farms