Dan has worked as a forage specialist for 48 years. His areas of specialty include forage production, forage harvesting (hay, haylage and baleage), forage analysis and grazing. He is a fellow of both the American Society of Agronomy and Crop Science Society of America. He has more than 1,600 publications in forage production and utilization. Dan has traveled the world (working in 58 countries) helping farmers improve the quality and yields of their forages in Asia, Europe, North America and South America.

Dan will present twice at the CFGA’s 14th Annual Conference first with the closing keynote on Nov. 29 when he discusses the long-term impacts of maintaining perennial forages in rotation. Noting a number of forage systems can have significant impact reducing CO2 and NO2 emissions, Dan will present some numbers of these emissions which will be used to calculate emission reduction in payment supported programs during his Nov. 30 session.