Breakout Sessions

Location: Convention Center Meeting Rooms 6-7

Sponsored by Winfield United

Quality and disease traits are a large factor as we try to fit the right product into an operation that has a different growing environment and  “END GAME” as the last enterprise.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Coated seed.
  • Alfalfa Genetic Selection. They are not all created equal.
  • Quality Traits. What is your goal/end game (higher quality or flexibility).
  • Disease Tolerances.
  • FS/SxS Rotations w/cereal grains & CS.
  • Q & A to close it off.

Carla Fish

Carla Fish is Senior Product Development Manager for Alfalfa and Forages, CROPLAN by WinField United. She grew up on a row crop farm in southwest Missouri. She received a bachelors degree in Ag Business and Animal Science from Northwest Missouri State University. Then, earned her Masters degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison in Dairy Nutrition. Carla started her career with CROPLAN on the Iowa AnswerPlot crew. From there she transitioned to Project Specialist. Currently she is the Senior Product Development Manager for Alfalfa and Forages. Carla focuses on bringing new products to market, technical and data support to help forage producers maximize their production. In Carla’s free time, she enjoys riding horses with her daughter, hunting, fishing and gardening with her three kids.

Jeff Jackson is an Alfalfa & Forage Specialist with CROPLAN by WinField United. He grew up on a moderate sized livestock/row crop operation in northwest Iowa. At South Dakota State University he earned a Bachelors degree in Animal Science and a Masters  in Plant Science before going back to the country. Starting his ag career as an applicator/feed guy/agronomist at the local coop opened many doors and enhanced his academic career. The year 2005 led Jeff to CROPLAN as a Seed District Sales Manager.  Working in a heavy dairy area of I-29 in eastern South Dakota led to his current position of 8 years at CROPLAN by WinField United as an Alfalfa and Forage Specialist. He focuses on alfalfa, corn silage and forage sorghum technical support and training opportunities. Jeff’s time primarily focuses in the I-29 corridor as he works with customers in Western Minnesota, Eastern South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas, but also makes rounds in Missouri, North Dakota and Iowa. He loves hunting, woodworking and ATVing with family.

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