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Proceedings 2006

Indiana Certified Crop Adviser Conference


Managing Forage Stands for Large Livestock Operations

What are important decisions regarding the establishment, management and harvest of forages that will make a difference in the provision of a high yielding and high quality feedstuff? What management strategies should be utilized to keep perennial forages productive more than just a few years? Is the decision-making process just a matter of magnitude, or are there different skills that are a must when managing forages for large livestock operations? Dr. Johnson will share his opinions on what it takes to be an excellent forage producer.


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Keith JohnsonKeith JohnsonProfessor, Forages Extension Specialist
Purdue University

Dr. Johnson is a Professor of Agronomy at Purdue University. He has been a member of the faculty since 1981 and specializes in forage crop production and management. During his career he has conducted research and education-related endeavors in the areas of forages as livestock feed, cover crops and biofuels. Dr. Johnson coordinates a graduate student seminar course that emphasizes communicating agronomic issues with the public. He obtained his BS degree in Agronomy and Animal Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University.