BURLINGTON, Vt. — A nationally recognized leader in the economics of robotic milking will be in Vermont on Aug. 25 to share his expertise with farmers and dairy industry personnel.
Dr. Larry Tranel, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach dairy specialist, is well-known for his low-cost TRANS Iowa swing parlor renovation plans for tie-stall barns. His visit is sponsored by University of Vermont Extension and the Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center.
Tranel will illustrate how to renovate an existing facility and discuss the feasibility of robotics at the Geordie and Emery Lynd Farm (497 Olney Hill Rd., Cabot, Vermont). His presentation, which includes time for discussion and questions, will run from 10 a.m.-noon.
Although there is no charge to attend, registration is required by Aug. 23 at https://go.uvm.edu/dbic-robotic-milking. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate, contact Peggy Manahan or Tony Kitsos at (802) 524-6501 by Aug. 4.
While in New England, the Iowa dairy specialist also will travel to Maine and New Hampshire for presentations.
On Aug. 24, he will meet with farmers at the Bo-Lait Farm in Washington, Maine, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and the Sweetland Farm, Albion, Maine, from 1-2 p.m. For information, contact Rich Kersbergen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 342-5971.
He will be at Walhowdon Farm in Lebanon, New Hampshire, from 10 a.m.-noon on Aug. 26. Contact John Porter at email@example.com or (603) 496-6430 if interested in attending.
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