UMaine Extension hosts dairy forage conference Dec. 18

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host a dairy forage conference Dec. 18 on growing corn silage in a changing climate.

The conference, from 9:30 a.m.–3 p.m. at Governor’s Restaurant, 376 Main St., Waterville, will focus on management techniques, variety selection and environmental stewardship to help producers grow healthier, more digestible forage crops. Topics include nitrogen management, results of the 2018 corn silage variety trials, interseeding techniques and no-till production.

Featured speaker Lauchlin Titus, owner of AgMatters, LLC, and a certified professional agronomist, will present a retrospective of corn silage production in Maine.

The $20 per person fee includes lunch; Registration is online. Certified crop adviser credits and Maine pesticide recertification credits will be requested. For more information or a reasonable accommodation, contact Richard Kersbergen, 342.5971;