HUTCHINSON, Minn. — University of Minnesota Extension, in collaboration with the Minnesota Dairy Initiative- SouthCentral Region, have announced the upcoming Winter Dairy Series in an effort to bring dairy production education to the region.
The 2020 “Women in Dairy” event will be held on January 23rd at the Crow River Winery & Vineyard in Hutchinson, MN. The featured speaker of the evening will be Kim Bremmer, nationally recognized speaker and creator of Ag Inspirations. This event’s focus, “Celebrating Women in Agriculture”, will inspire women with ties to the dairy industry through networking, education and empowerment. The event will run from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., beginning with registration and social gathering, followed by dinner and program speaker starting at 7:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Early Bird Registration is $20/person; $25 after January 8th. For tickets, go to z.umn.edu/womenindairy20 to register online or contact the McLeod County Extension office at 320-484-4334 or email@example.com to reserve your spot!
Kim Bremmer’s passion for teaching the story of sustainable agriculture led her to create Ag Inspirations, an organization with the goal of improving public perception, positively affecting policy and advocating the importance of science, technology and innovation in agriculture. As a farm girl, a mother, a dairy enthusiast and a “science junkie”, she brings a refreshing and realistic perspective to the realities of farming and food production. Kim is a dynamic, knowledgeable, enthusiastic speaker who compels audiences to reconsider what they think they already know. Her experience in connecting with everyday consumers and being a vocal champion of agriculture, from the grocery store to the airport, will inspire us to work together and share the real story of agriculture with our communities!
Upcoming Dairy Series Calendar Dates:
- February 6th – Sibley County Service Center. 12:00 pm. 111 8th St, Gaylord. Dr. Erin Royster, Assistant Professor, UMN Dept. of Veterinary Population Medicine: “Mastitis Diagnostics – Get the Most Bang for Your Buck” Pre-registration requested. Light meat included. Cost: Free.
- March 12th – Hahn’s Dining & Lounge. 8:00 pm. 206 Main St North, Winthrop. Dairy Farmers Night Out “Nutritionist Panel” Moderator: Jim Salfer, UMN Dairy Cattle Extension Educator. Panelists: Brian Miller – Hubbard Feeds, Rich Schug- UFC Farm Supply and Barry Visser – Vita Plus. Pre-Registration requested. Light meal included. Cost: Free
A link to the brochure for this series can be found at z.umn.edu/19winterdairyseries. Contact MDI-SouthCentral Region office at 952-466-5322, Sibley County Extension at 507-237-4100 or McLeod County Extension at 320-484-4334 to register for the event or for more information.
— Karen Johnson, McLeod & Meeker County Extension Educator
Jason Ertl, Sibley & Nicollet County Extension Educator
Jill Zieroth, Minnesota Dairy Initiative – SouthCentral Region Coordinator
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