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COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Alternative Forage & Fodder Crops

Program Contact: , Interim County Director
(253) 798-3296


Many producers are seeking ways to reduce production costs by producing their own livestock feeds. Ongoing field studies in the Puget Sound Region are evaluating the production potential, nutritional value, and agro-economic potential for producing these crops as feedstocks.

General Information


Fodder Beets (Mangels)

Rutabagas (Swedes)