Healthy Soils = Profitable Soils

August 9, 2018
Oakridge Dairy
33 Jobs Hill Rd, Ellington, CT

Join us for a Healthy Soils Workshop focusing on dairy farms hosted by CT RC&D. The workshop will feature keynote speaker Tom Kilcer of Advanced AG Systems, who brings 34 years experience as a Cornell Cooperative Extension Field Crop and Soils Educator. Topics will include: boosting the energy of haylage by 16%, reducing the weather risk for hay crop silage, Winter Forage: making money on both ends of the season, yielding results from field trials, and optimizing nitrogen.


  • 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Registration
  • 10:00 AM Welcome
  • 10:15 AM Your ration is as good as your forage: outside the box to improve forage quality (Tom Kilcer, Advanced AG Systems)
  • 11:15 AM Oakridge Farm Tour
  • 12:15 PM Lunch & Networking
  • 12:45 PM Double cropping: making money on both ends of the season (Tom Kilcer, Advanced AG Systems)
  • 1:45 PM Wagon ride to the field to see trial plots
  • 2:00 PM Hybrid trials & nitrogen rates on high manure corn fields (Johnny Hoffman, Oakridge Dairy)
  • 2:45 PM Q&A
  • 3:15 PM Wagon ride back to the farm
  • 3:30 PM Conclude
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