ORANGE CITY, Iowa — Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach encourages dairy producers to register for the I-29 Moo University Winter Workshop series, “Prosperity of Dairy Calves,” to be held in five locations across the region.
The Iowa workshop will be held at the ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County office in Orange City on Jan. 9 in partnership with the Iowa Midwest Dairy Checkoff Update Meeting.
“This workshop series will highlight a number of experts who will focus on topics that will help dairy producers achieve successful calf management in 2020,” explained Tracey Erickson, South Dakota State University Extension Dairy Field Specialist, who is the program co-chair, along with Jennifer Bentley Clark, dairy specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach.
The workshop will begin with registration and refreshments at 9:30 a.m., with the program starting at 10:00 a.m.
Agenda and speakers to include:
- 10:00 a.m. – Dr. Jennifer Van Os, assistant professor and extension specialist – Animal Welfare, University of Wisconsin-Madison: “Why Animal Welfare is Essential for the Animal, Producer, and the Consumer.”
- 11:00 a.m. – Dr. Pat Gorden, associate professor, vet diagnostic and production animal medicine at Iowa State University: “Incorporation of Pain Mitigation Protocols as part of your Best Management Practices, as you Disbud Calves.”
- 1:15 p.m. – Dr. Jennifer Van Os, assistant professor and extension specialist – Animal Welfare, University of Wisconsin-Madison: “Two Heads are Better than One: Benefits of Pair or Group Rearing of Calves.”
- 2:15 p.m. – Jennifer Bentley, dairy specialist for ISU Extension and Outreach in northeast Iowa: “Resource Update of the Incorporation of Calf Care and Handling SOP’s.”
In between each presentation, attendees will participate in roundtable discussions on the topic presented. Midwest Dairy staff in each state will conduct Midwest Dairy Checkoff updates over the lunch hour.
Registration fees are waived due to generous sponsorships; however, pre-registration is requested. To register, visit https://2020winterworkshopseries.eventbrite.com or go to the I-29 Moo University website at https://dairy.unl.edu/i-29-moo-university. A registration form can also be requested from Erickson at Tracey.Erickson@sdstate.edu or Bentley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other meeting dates include: Jan. 6 – Perham, Minn.; Jan. 7 – Brookings, S.D.; Jan. 8 – Pipestone, Minn.; and Jan. 10 – Wayne, Neb.
For more information, contact Fred Hall, Northwest Iowa Dairy Specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, at 712-737-4230 or email@example.com.
— Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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