9:45 -10:00 ARRIVALS/COFFEE
10:00-10:15 WELCOME BY AGZONE
10:15-11:15 ALBERTA AGRICULTURE & FORESTRY – BARRY YAREMCIO
FORAGE QUALITY FOR LIVESTOCK
11:15 – 12:00 COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES – DR. DAN UNDERSANDER – U OF WI
12:00- 1:00 COMPLEMENTARY LUNCH
1:00 – 2:30 COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES – DR. DAN UNDERSANDER – U OF WI
HARVESTING QUALITY FORAGE
STAND ASSESSMENT: WINTER INJURY – WHAT DO WE DO
2:30 – 2:40 BREAK
2:40 – 3:40 UNION FORAGE – GRAEME FINN
MULTI SPECIES FORAGE PERENNIALS/ANNUALS
3:40 – 3:55 VERMEER – KEN TYO
INNOVATION & ZR5 INTRODUCTION
3:55 – 4:15 MACHINE WALK AROUNDS / BREAK
4:15-4:30 MD OF BONNYVILLE AGRICULTURAL
BALE HAULING REGULATIONS
4:30-5:00 LAKELAND AGRICULTURE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION – ALYSSA KRONE, BSc. Ag., PAg
SILAGE BALING TESTING
Bradley Real Tree Camo Smoker
Forage Forum Details:
DATE: February 23, 2019
TIME: Doors open at 9:45 am & sessions begin at 10:00 am
WHERE: Field House at the Centennial Center in Bonnyville, AB
COSTS: $20 Registration Fee [Fee will be 100% refunded at the door, courtesy of AgZone Inc.]
Dr. Dan Undersander grew up on a dairy farm in central Minnesota. Now retired, he was a professor of Agronomy, whose research program had four major objectives that included: determining factors affecting alfalfa plant health and survival; best management for harvested forage – big bale wrapping, fermentation of silage; optimum management practices for intensively grazed pastures considering forage, yield, quality, and effect on wildlife; and developing equations for Near Infrared Reflectance spectroscopy for release to commercial forage testing laboratories.
Agzone Inc., has been serving the broader Lakeland region since 2008. They specialize in forage equipment, with a special interest in high moisture or silage baling. They have been selling tractors since 2013 and forage equipment since 2015. Their main lines include Vermeer, McCormick, KIOTI, Tubeline and Mustang. Owners, Shane and Julie, also farm 200 acres and harvest forage crops, in addition to custom silage baling and wrapping; all done with the very equipment they sell. So not the typical salesman, Shane truly knows the equipment he sells very well! Their true passion lies with silage baling, which is why they have organized and are hosting this Forage Forum.
Union Forage offers a complete support system to extend the duration and quality of grazing for all growing regions in Canada – annual grazing systems for summer growth and winter stockpile for irrigation and dryland production. Their strategic partnerships with leading global forage researchers provides years of practical agronomic and technical advice from around the world.
LARA (Lakeland Agricultural Research Association) is an applied agricultural research association that serves the MD of Bonnyville, County of St. Paul, Smoky Lake County and Lac La Biche County. They are a member of the Agricultural Research and Extension Council of Alberta (ARECA). Their goal is to conduct applied research, demonstrations and extension programs that provide valuable unbiased information to local producers.
Barry Yaremcio was raised on a farm in the Vegreville, (Alberta) area. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1984 from the University of Alberta, with majors in animal science and agriculture economics.
After graduation, he went to work for Alberta Agriculture and Rural development as a District Agriculturalist. After three years in the field, he was transferred to the Soil and Feed Testing Laboratory in Edmonton. He worked as a lab nutritionist and then as the Provincial beef nutritionist until May of 2004.
From 1994 to 2002, Barry worked in private industry with various companies as a technical support person providing producers with agronomic advice for annual crops, forages, providing support to the livestock industry as a beef nutritionist and livestock systems / management specialist.
In January of 2003, Barry returned to Alberta Agriculture as a beef and forage specialist, working out of the Ag Info Centre in Stettler. Along with answering farmer and rancher queries, numerous projects and fact sheet updates have been completed. He is also a member of the Alberta Beef Forage Centre of Excellence in Lacombe.
Barry completed a Master’s of Science in animal nutrition at the University of Alberta in 2009. The subject of the thesis is: “Quantifying the amount of feed waste that occurs when feeding cows on snow”. The study evaluated the impact of feed waste on animal nutrition and economics on a cow calf operation.
Currently, Barry is working on a BioChar research project with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Lethbridge. The project is using BioChar as a feed supplement to improve animal performance in backgrounding and finishing steers and to evaluate the potential reduction of greenhouse gasses. The next step in this project is to feed BioChar to mature cows on pasture.
Matt Janz is the director for the MD of Bonnyville’s department of Agricultural and Waste Services.