Forage council schedules annual meeting

Feeding forage sorghum, interseeding of alfalfa and corn silage and forage storage costs will be among the topics discussed at the annual meeting of the Shawano County Forage Council. The meeting will be held Feb. 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Main Event, 206 N. Lemke St., Cecil.

Representatives from the University of Wisconsin-Extension, UW-Madison and Outagamie County UW-Extension offices will share research and presentations. The forage council will hold its business meeting and fundraising seed auction around 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend, bid and purchase auction items. Proceeds from the auction are used to support youth participants in forage and dairy activities at the Shawano County Fair, county silage dry-down days and educational field events.

Reservations are due by Friday and can be made by calling the Shawano County UW-Extension office at 715-526-6136. Cost is $15 for lunch, $35 for lunch and Shawano County Forage Council annual membership and $65 for lunch, Shawano County and Midwest Forage Council annual memberships. Registration forms can be found online at https://shawano.uwex.edu/files/2017/10/ForageCouncil2018.pdf.