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Alfalfa Expo and Conference Coming to Kearney

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Registration is due Friday for those interested in attending the Mid-America Alfalfa Expo and Conference.

The conference is Feb. 5-6 at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds in Kearney. For those that want to save 50 percent on registrations costs, register by Friday, Feb. 1. Registration will be $20 at the door. Participants under 18 years of age are free.

Registration is available online at

The event is designed especially for alfalfa producers, livestock/dairy producers and others who are involved in alfalfa production, purchasing, hay feeding or processing.

Registration includes admission to all presentations and programs, a Tuesday afternoon reception, dinner Tuesday evening, admission to the large alfalfa industry trade show and the opportunity to bid in the fundraising auction that takes place Tuesday afternoon. The auction features a wide range of items including seed, harvesting equipment, supplies and other valuable products and services.

Dr. Dan Undersander, professor of agronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is leading several sessions as part of an abbreviated Alfalfa Intensive Training Seminar, the full version of which was developed for the National Alfalfa and Forage Alliance. Material being utilized for the Alfalfa Expo & Conference, however, is being organized and focused more intently toward producers. Winter survival following a drought and how to best manage through that situation will be one of the key topics discussed.

A new event this year, the "Forage Olympics," will pit teams of alfalfa producers and other conference participants competing in timed events such as hay strapping, stacking square bales and rolling large round bales.

For more information, call 1.800.743.1649 or visit

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