California Alfalfa & Forage

Building Healthy Forage Systems

November 27-29, 2018
Grand Sierra Resort
Reno, NV
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What is the Alfalfa Symposium?

The California Alfalfa & Forage Symposium is a comprehensive program on the many issues facing alfalfa and forage crops.  Forages represent a major component of western farming and impact many other enterprises such as dairy farming, beef production, sheep, goats, as well as honey, agricultural industries and environmental issues.  This symposium covers topics ranging from economics and markets, regulatory trends, industry issues, pest management, forage quality, irrigation, genetics to impacts and the environment.  The symposium is a “must” for anyone interested in these important crops. 

Organizational Process

The 2018 California Alfalfa & Forage Symposium is organized by members of the University of California Cooperative Extension Alfalfa & Forage Systems Workgroup — extension scientists serving the agriculture community — and growers members of the California Alfalfa & Forage Association.  The symposium is currently in its 48th year, and is hosted by the California Alfalfa & Forage Association, representing thousands of California forage growers. 



Who Should Attend?

Farmers, Pest Control Advisors, Certified Crop Advisors, industry members, agency representatives, Cooperative Extension personnel, and anyone who wishes to be informed about important issues related to alfalfa and forages.

Symposium Presentations

Each year, symposium proceedings are archived. Previous year’s symposia featuring videos, PowerPoints, and proceedings of the talks can be found here.


Contact Us

California Alfalfa & Forage Symposium

Hosted by California Alfalfa & Forage Association

1521 I Street
Sacramento, CA, USA 95814
Jane Townsend, Executive Director