The Forage Academy programme was designed for ForFarmers account managers and forage specialists and held across two days in May. Organised by ForFarmers Forage Product Manager Mel Digger and Technical Development Manager Alison Ewing the event was hosted by DLF Seeds.
Forage Academy is part of ForFarmers wider training programme which sees employees complete modules covering different areas of feed and livestock management ensuring they can provide up-to-date information and advice to customers.
The Forage Academy sessions covered various aspects of forage management and agronomy. Attendees learned about the significance of soil quality in crop growth and the benefits of reseeding. Discussions centred around the use of different species in specific situations, taking into account rising costs of purchased proteins and the increasing importance of environmental schemes.