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Event Details

January 18, 2016 9:30 AM — February 4, 2016 3:00 PM

Event Description

Iowa dairy producers have the opportunity to learn about emerging dairy industry issues at the 2016 Dairy Days hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists.

“The ISU Extension and Outreach Dairy Team conducts this workshop to provide the latest research to Iowa’s dairy producers,” said Jennifer Bentley, ISU Extension and Outreach dairy specialist. “Our goal is to help producers make sound herd management decisions that are backed by current and relevant information.”

“This day-long program offers producers an opportunity to hear up-to-date information. They can also talk with our speakers for answers to their specific situations,” said Bentley.

Topics covered at 2016 Dairy Days will include:

  • Maximize Economic Returns to Fertilizer Expenses
  • Putting Forages to Work in Your Transition Cow Program
  • Benchmarks for Transition Cows /  Producer Surveys
  • Precision Technology: Update from ISU Dairy
  • Is Organic Dairying a Viable Option?
  • Advances in Reproduction Programs

Dates and Locations:
•    Monday, Jan. 18 – Waverly. Civic Center, 200 1st Street NE
•    Tuesday, Jan. 19 – Calmar. Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation, Hwy 150 South
•    Wednesday, Jan. 20 – Riceville. Windy Tree Cafe, 101 East Main Street
•    Monday, Feb. 1 – Bloomfield. ISU Extension and Outreach – Davis County Office, 402 E. North Street
•    Tuesday, Feb. 2 – Kalona. Chamber of Commerce, 514 B. Avenue
•    Wednesday, Feb. 3 – Holy Cross. Neumann’s Bar & Grill, 927 Main Street
•    Thursday, Feb. 4 – Ryan. River Valley Coop, 605 Franklin Street

Dairy Days registration will start at 9:30 a.m. and the program will conclude by 3:00 p.m. at all seven Iowa locations.

For more information contact the local county ISU Extension and Outreach office or extension dairy specialists, Jennifer Bentley at 563-382-2949 or Larry Tranel at 563-583-6496.

A $15 registration fee covers the noon meal and proceedings costs. Pre-registration is requested by the Friday before each event to reserve a meal. Vouchers for the event may be available at your local agri-service providers or veterinarian’s office.

Register here.