POCAHONTAS, Iowa — The Dairy Directions Seminar is scheduled for Wednesday, December 6 at the Pocahontas County Extension office in Pocahontas. “Dairymen in Pocahontas and surrounding counties with have the opportunity to have the most current researched-based dairy information presented at their local Extension office” says Northwest Iowa Extension Dairy Field Specialist Fred M. Hall. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and the program begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. A free lunch is included and the program will adjourn at 1 p.m.
Topics will include alternative forage crops and feed additives presented by Extension Dairy Specialist and Assistant ISU Professor Dr. Hugo Ramirez, plus a dairy market outlook and a review of agricultural apps by Extension Dairy Specialist Fred M. Hall.
While dairymen in north central Iowa often have to travel a long way for dairy programs, this program has been tailored to issues for this area. “The potential for low quality corn silage is real and dairymen will have salesmen promoting every kind of feed additive- some work, most won’t. Dr. Ramirez will help to sort out the ones that will help your bottom-line” notes Hall. Ramirez will also share what can be expected if dairymen are considering alternative forages.
A dairy market outlook will be presented by Hall, plus he will review some of the apps available to dairymen- be prepared to share apps on your smartphone that you find useful!
While there is no registration fee, a call to the Pocahontas County Extension office at 712.335.3103 will reserve your seat and guarantee your free lunch. The program is sponsored by the local Dairyland Seeds representative Kellie Barnett.
If the date conflicts with your schedule, the same program will be presented the day before in Sac City at the Extension office.
For more information on this program or if you have dairy questions contact Hall at 712.737.4230.
— Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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