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Dodge/FDL County Forage Councils to hold Twilight meeting June 19

Hoard's Dairyman editor is featured speaker at host farm near Eden

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Producers, industry partners and representatives from the Midwest Forage Association invite you to an evening field event and discussion of forage cultural, harvesting, feeding and marketing practices.

This year's event host is Abel Dairy Farms, LLC, located at W4050 CTH UU, just one mile north of Eden. Farm tours will begin at 7 p.m., and the speaking program begins at 7:45 p.m. Corey Geiger, managing editor at Hoard's Dairyman magazine will be the evening's guest speaker. Food and beverages will be provided following the program.

Abel Dairy Farms, LLC is owned and operated by Steve Abel, his father Allen, and brother Bill. The 1,500-cow dairy milks in a double-20 parlor and hosted the Fond du Lac County Farm Technology Days in 2000. Abel Dairy Farms, LLC produces alfalfa, corn silage and winter rye.

This program is open to all interested producers and Forage Council Members. The event is jointly sponsored by Fond du Lac and Dodge County Forage Councils, with support of the Fond du Lac and Dodge County's UW-Extension (UWEX) and Midwest Forage Association. Supporting area agri-businesses include: AgriPartners Coop, Vellema Pioneer Seed & Service, O'Brien Farms and Livestock, Eden Meat Market, Vita Plus, DFA, Agropur, Holiday Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep, Investors Community Bank, Schraufnagel Implement, CP Feeds, Stanley Schmitz Inc., Flood Oil Co., Grande Cheese, Waupun Equipment, Gehring Sales and Service, Gellings Implement, Badgerland Farm Credit, Riesterer and Schnell, and Agromatic.

The Summer Twilight Meeting is one of many educational opportunities offered by the Dodge and Fond du Lac Forage Councils. Other programs include: Alfalfa Relative Feed Quality (RFQ) Tests, Silage Dry-Down, field demonstration trials, Dairy Brunch and Farm Technology Day booths, Quality Tested Hay Sales, and the mid-winter producer clinic.

To learn more about the Dodge/Fond du Lac County Forage Council, and UW-Extension Programs, contact:

? Mike Stanek, Dodge County UWEX Agriculture Agent at 920-386-3790, mike.stanek@ces.uwex.edu, visit the Dodge County UWEX/Forage Council website at http://dodge.uwex.edu/agriculture/forage-council/ or like us on Facebook by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dodge-County-UW-Extension/596012560411027?fref=ts.

? Mike Rankin, Fond du Lac County UWEX Crops & Soils Agent at 920-929-3170, michael.rankin@ces.uwex.edu or visit the Fond du Lac County UWEX website at http://fonddu lac.uwex.edu/.

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