Webinar: Forage Quality Parameters in Alfalfa
January 7, 2021 • 11:00am CST
Tune in as industry specialists talk about the importance of alfalfa quality measures in driving dairy productivity and profitability in 2021. Some topics we’ll discuss include:
- Why are some of the current quality measurements are not adequate?
- What are the newer quality measurements?
- Which quality measurements are more accurate in measuring improved alfalfa genetics and why?
- What Quality parameters are the most important for dairy nutritionists?
- What is the difference between RFV and RFQ?
Questions and comments are welcome during the webinar.
Biographies for our Speakers:
Name: Dr. Donald R. Miller
Director of Product Development Alforex Seeds
Biography: Don is currently the Director of Product Development for Alforex Seeds and is based out of Nampa Idaho. During his forty year career in the public and private industry, Dr. Miller has authored or co-authored numerous agricultural publications and conducted 300 plus training seminars for Universities and Grower organizations. Dr. Miller has developed or co-developed 150 alfalfa , 6 red clover and one Teff grass variety during his plant breeding career. For the last 5 years he has been featured as the alfalfa “Ask the Alfalfa Expert” on a popular Midwest Radio Program. His most recent activities has been in the introduction of Hi-Salt®, Hi-Ton® and Hi-Gest® alfalfa technologies; and their adaption by progressive growers all across the U.S.
Name: John Goeser, MS, PhD
- Professional Animal Scientist, Diplomate of the American College of Animal Sciences, Animal Nutrition
- Animal Nutrition Director: Rock River Laboratory
- Adjunct Assistant Professor: University of Wisconsin – Madison, Animal & Dairy Science Department
- Agribusiness Consultant: Cows Agree Consulting, LLC
Biography: Goeser grew up with the dairy industry, following in his father’s footsteps as a dairynutritionist.
Goeser holds several degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, including:
- B.S. degrees in Dairy Science and Agronomy
- M.S. degrees in Plant Breeding & Genetics and Dairy Science
- Ph.D. in Dairy Science
Goeser has offered dairy nutrition and management expertise for over 10 years, and has been overseeing animal nutrition, technical support and research with Rock River Laboratory since 2012. In 2014, Goeser joined the UW-Madison Animal & Dairy Science department as an adjunct professor, and also began offering consulting services for agricultural businesses.
Goeser’s focus is improving our understanding of ruminant nutrition, seed genetics and forage management, and feed hygiene in relation to feed conversion efficiency, sustainability, and agribusiness profitability.
Name: Micheal Brouk, professor in the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry at Kansas State University (KSU),
Biography: Dr. Brouk has enjoyed career experiences in academia and allied industry. His current position is 70% extension and 30% teaching. He was raised on a crop farm in central Missouri and obtained BS degrees in Agronomy and Dairy Science at the University of Missouri-Columbia (UMC). He then worked as a research specialist at UMC studying the effects of dairy processing plant solids on forage crops. He then completed a MS degree at UMC in Dairy Science. He was then employed by Land O’Lakes as a livestock production specialist in southwest Minnesota. Later, he completed a PhD program at South Dakota State University (SDSU). He was then hired by SDSU in a teaching and research position. Dr. Brouk then accepted a Commercial Agriculture Extension position at UMC and for the last 23 years has been at KSU in an extension and teaching position. His area of interests includes dairy cattle nutrition, heat abatement and facility design. Dr. Brouk recently completed a sabbatical leave with DeLaval North America examining the application of robotics on large-scale dairy operations. During his career, Dr. Brouk has authored or co-authored nearly 400 publications, conference proceedings and articles. He has been the principal investigator on projects totaling 1.6 million dollars. In addition to his responsibilities as KSU, he has also served as the co-chairman of the Western Dairy Management Conference for the past 22 years.
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