California Alfalfa & Forage

Aiming Towards Profitability

Symposium
November 29-December 1, 2016
Peppermill Reno
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Reno, NV
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Hosted by: California Alfalfa & Forage Association

Now in its 46th year, the 2016 symposium is organized by the University of California Cooperative Extension Alfalfa Workgroup, extension scientists serving the agricultural community, and sponsored by the California Alfalfa & Forage Association, representing thousands of California forage growers. 

Who Should Attend?

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

Schedule at a Glance

Day 1
29 Nov 2016
Day 2
30 Nov 2016
Day 3
01 Dec 2016

PEST MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

Prevention and management of pest damage to alfalfa is an ongoing challenge to alfalfa producers. This day-long workshop examines the various approaches to improve and refine your integrated pest management skills.  Continuing education credits have been requested. We will update the webpage with approved hours when our application has been reviewed/approved. Moderators: Peter Goodell, UC...
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WELCOME RECEPTION

Hosted Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres. Exhibits Open.

SYMPOSIUM MAIN SESSION: Economics, Industry Trends, Exports, Regulation and Research

Economics and Industry Trends (Moderator: Philip Bowles, Bowles Farming, Los Banos, CA) Welcome Address Dan Putnam, University of California, Davis, CA, Symposium Chair Hay Market Trends in 2016/2017 Seth Hoyt, The Hoyt Report, Ione, CA California Dairy Trends Eric Erba, California Dairies Inc., Visalia, CA When Someone Claims to Know Where Commodity Prices are Really...
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SYMPOSIUM LUNCH

Jim Kuhn Award

SYMPOSIUM MAIN SESSION: Irrigation, Water Use Efficiency, Fertility and Soil Management

Irrigation and Water Use Efficiency (Moderator: Dennis Hannaford, Netafim, Fresno, CA) Principles of Irrigation Management in Alfalfa Utilizing Evapotranspiration Data Daniele Zaccaria, University of California, Davis, CA Low Energy Precision Application (LEPA) and Low Elevation Spray Application (LESA) Trials in the Pacific Northwest Troy Peters, Washington State University, Prosser, WA Tools for Improved Management of...
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EXHIBITOR RECEPTION AND CAFA AUCTION

Hosted Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvres. Exhibits Open. Live and Silent Auction benefitting California Alfalfa & Forage Association.

SYMPOSIUM MAIN SESSION: PRODUCING QUALITY ALFALFA AND GENES AND THE FUTURE OF FORAGE CROPS

8:00-12:30pm Producing Quality Alfalfa (Moderator: Konrad Mathesius, UC Cooperative Extension, Colusa, CA) Defining and Re-Defining Forage Quality David Combs, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI Changing Nature of Dairy Rations Heidi Rossow, University of California Veterinary Medical Center, Tulare, CA Agronomic Factors Affecting Forage Quality in Alfalfa Dan Putnam, University of California, Davis, CA Innovative Methods...
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Contact Us

California Alfalfa & Forage Symposium

Hosted by California Alfalfa & Forage Association

1521 I Street
Sacramento, CA, USA 95814
+1-916-441-0635
Jane Townsend, Executive Director
jane@agamsi.com