Forage Symposium, Mastitis Council change to virtual conference format

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Forage Symposium, Mastitis Council change to virtual conference format

Two more mid-winter farm conferences are switching from in-person to virtual formats.

The 2021 Forage Symposium will be all-virtual as a precaution against coronavirus.  That event jointly hosted by the Midwest Forage Association, the Professional Nutrient Applicators Association of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Custom Operators is normally held in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin during February.

In a statement, Wisconsin Custom Operators President Bryce O’Leary says his group will not offer virtual content, but the Midwest Forage Association will have a modified virtual conference. O’Leary says they will hold their business meeting January 27th using Zoom, and they are considering options for their 2021 biannual safety training certification program.

The National Mastitis Council was planning a four-day event in Dallas, Texas starting January 25th, but their board decided Friday to proceed with a virtual program instead. Programming will still be held that week, with presentations, short courses, and small group sessions at various times. The NMC Board also reduced registration fees for the online conference.