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2018-05-24

DGA Spring Fling Pasture Walk | Molitor Organic Farm, 8554 Cty Rd 47, St. Cloud, MN 56301

The public is invited to a Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Spring Fling pasture walk @ Molitor Organic Farm. The main focus is on pasture production to improve farm economics.
Before lunch, we will discuss current pressures of dairy farming. Also, we will hear Brad Heins, University of Minnesota Dairy Scientist, and Joe debate the future of dairy cow genetics. Will the super producing cow be the dairy farmers demise?
After lunch, Brad will lead the discussion on grazing potentials, and how this management can improve net profits. Land value and forage costs are serious components of total feed costs. Joe Molitor will share what forages are working on his farm and how they influence his feed costs. Assigning costs to pastured produced forage is not difficult and helps producer financial success.

10:30 - 3pm RSVP to Bonnie Haugen is appreciated, but not necessary. bonnie@dga-national.org or 507-421-7170