The I-29 Moo University collaboration will be offering their Winter Workshop Series January 8-12, 2018. They encourage all dairy producers, students, stakeholders and industry personnel to attend.
The series focus is From Field to Bunk: Growing and Feeding Dairy Quality Forages. The workshop series will take place in five locations including: Mandan, North Dakota; Watertown, South Dakota; Pipestone, Minnesota; Orange City, Iowa and Norfolk, Nebraska.
- North Dakota: January 8, 2018 in Mandan at the Baymont Inn & Suites (2611 Old Red Trail Northwest Mandan, North Dakota 58554)
- South Dakota: January 9, 2018 in Watertown at the SDSU Extension Codington County Complex (Kitchen Mtg. Room, 1910 West Kemp Avenue, Watertown, SD 57201)
- Minnesota: January 10, 2018 in Pipestone at the Pipestone Veterinary Services (1801 Forman Drive, Pipestone, MN 56164)
- Iowa: January 11, 2018 in Orange City at the Sioux County Extension Office (400 Central Ave. NW, Suite 700, Orange City, IA 51041)
- Nebraska: January 12, 2018 in Norfolk at the Lifelong Learning Center at Northeast Community College (NECC), (601 East Benjamin Ave., Norfolk, NE 68701)
- 9:30 am – Registration & Refreshments
- 10:00 am – New Forage Genetic Lines and How they Impact the Dairy Industry - Bruce Anderson, UNL Extension Forage Specialist
Learn how forage genetic improvements in corn silage, sorghums and cover crops can influence the soil health and dairy diet performance in your operation.
- 10:45 am – Cover Crops – Incorporating Them into Your Forage Production System – Sara Berg, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist
Learn about cover crop incorporation into your fields, rotation considerations and planting methods.
- 11:30 am – Break
- 11:45 am – Incorporating Cover Crops into Dairy Rations – James C. Paulson, Associate Professor Forage Specialist and Nutritionist
Incorporate the nuts and bolts of cover crops into your dairy farm, maximizing nutrition and profitability.
- 12:30 pm – Lunch
- 1:30 pm – Sponsor Recognition
- 2:00 pm – Silage Pile Safety Training for You & Your Employees – Keith Bolsen, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Kansas State University, “The Silage Man”, Nationally known speaker in silage production and safety practices.
Is your silage program safe? Silage safety practices and considerations to come home safely at the end of the day for you, your employees and family members.
- 2:45 pm – Evaluating Dairy Diets from the Nutritionist, to the Employee, to the Cow. – authored by Fernando Diaz, DVM, PhD – Dairy Nutrition and Management Consultant – Rosecrans Dairy Consulting, Co-presented by Tracey Erickson, SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist & Jim Salfer, U of M Regional Extension Dairy Educator,
Understand feeding inefficiencies as you deliver diets to your dairy herd.
- 3:30 pm – Summary and Evaluation
Register online using the form below. Early registration is $50 per person and $25 for students until December 29, 2017. Late registration begins December 30 and is $65 and $30 for students. For more information, contact Tracey Erickson, SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist or Kim Clark, UNL Extension Dairy Educator.
Registration Discounts will be offered as follows:
- SDDP (SD Dairy Producer Association) – $50 off 1 registration per member farm
- NSDA (Nebraska State Dairy Association) – $50 off 1 registration per member farm
- WIDA (Western Iowa Dairy Association) – $50 off 1 registration per member farm
- ISDA (Iowa State Dairy Association) - $10 off 1 registration per member farm
- MN Milk - $25 off 1 registration per member farm for first 20 participants
- ND-MPA (North Dakota Milk Producers Association) – $50 off 1 registration per member farm