Forage Management Online Course

Course Information
This course will begin with agronomic factors that influence forage quality and follow key strategies for harvest, preservation and feedout of quality feed. It will benefit those involved in the decision making and management of forage crops from crop selection to feed out on a dairy farm.




  • Fermentation and Silage Science
  • Forage Variety Selection & Quality Considerations
  • Forage Harvest Management
  • Silage Storage & Management
  • TMR Mixing Procedure & Maintenance
  • Feed out and Feed Bunk Management


Dr. Larry Chase
Cornell University, Department of Animal Science

Dr. Jerry Cherney
Cornell University, School of Integrative Plant Science

Ms. Betsy Hicks
Cornell Cooperative Extension, SCNY Dairy & Field Crops Team

Mr. Tom Kilcer 
Advanced Ag Systems

Mr. Joe Lawrence

Dr. Kristan Reed
Cornell University, Department of Animal Science

Dr. Bill Stone
Diamond V

PRO-DAIRY Course Facilitators
Kathy Barrett
Dairy Management Programs


Dr. Rob Lynch, DVM
Dairy Herd Health and Management Specialist

October 25 – December 14, 2019

All online!

$265.00 per person
Register before October 10 and receive a $25 discount!

Register Online


Program Details
This is a seven week course offered online. Presentations for each topic are prerecorded and are accessible whenever is convenient to the participant.  A live, optional Q& A session with presenters will beheld weekly via webinar. Corresponding assignments are due each week. To get the most out of the experience, you should expect to spend approximately 2 hours per week on the lessons and assignments. The course is offered through Moodle, an easy-to-use online interface that you’ll view through your personal computer’s web browser.

You do not receive Cornell University credit for taking the course. Rather, you will receive a certificate of completion from Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY.



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