About the program
We teach producers and professionals about proper management and use of forages and their economic and environmental value. Forage production is an important part of crop production systems. It provides a viable rotation option, aids in the prevention of soil erosion, and increases soil quality and fertility. Growing forages improves environmental quality by providing a buffer strip near waterways, creating wildlife habitat, and potentially providing an alternative source of energy.
- Minnesota hay and forage growers
- Minnesota livestock producers
- Commercial hay producers
- Agricultural professionals
Our goal: To improve and promote the economic and environmental value of growing forages in Minnesota
What we do...
- Research on forage production utilization and management
- Minnesota Forage Days
- Forage Quarterly e-Newsletter
- University of Minnesota Forages Web site
- On-farm demonstration plots
- Varietal Trials for Alfalfa, Birdsfoot Trefoil, Bromegrass, Cicer Milkvetch, Corn Silage, Reed Canarygrass, Red Clover, Orchardgrass, and Tall Fescue
- Upper Midwest Haylist
- Research-based publications and fact sheets