Growing Annual Forages to Replace Flood Losses

Growing Annual Forages to Replace Flood Losses

Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist Daren Redfearn was one of several speakers on the program for Growing Annual Forages after a Flood. His and other video recordings of the presentations are available at Crop Tech Cafe on YouTube.

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DTN Staff Reporter Russ Quinn recaps the presentations in Forage Options Following Floods: Flood Damage to Pastures May Require use of Annual Forages.

This week Nebraska Extension and USDA and crop insurance representatives met with crop and livestock producers in Fremont to discuss growing annual forages to replace hay and pasture lost to the flood. The program was held Tuesday and recorded for later viewing at

Extension Educator and program organizer Nathan Mueller said topics included picking annual forage species to grow, mixes, forage value, preventive planting, and the USDA EQIP program. Presentations included:

  • Daren Redfearn, extension forage specialist, on growing annual forages
  • Kristen Ulmer, extension beef systems educator, on feed value of annual forages
  • Brock Johnson, NRCS resource conservationist with the Schuyler office, on USDA-NRCS programs, including those supporting cover crops
  • Lonnie Niewohner of Scribner Insurance and Shawn Wattier of RCIS on crop insurance implications (See related story in CropWatch.)

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