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I-29 Moo University 2018 Winter Workshop Series Set
South Dakota Ag Connection - 11/15/2017

The I-29 Moo University collaboration will be offering their Winter Workshop Series Jan 8-12. They encourage all dairy producers, students, stakeholders and industry personnel to attend.

The series focus is From Field to Bunk: Growing and Feeding Dairy Quality Forages. The workshop series will take place in five locations including: Mandan, N.D.; Watertown, S.D.; Pipestone, Minn.; Orange City, Iowa and Norfolk, Neb.

Register by Dec. 29. Registration is $50 per person and $25 for students. Late registration is late $65 and $30 for students. Late registration fees begin Dec. 30.

Workshop series details are:

- North Dakota workshop will be held Jan. 8 in Mandan at the Baymont Inn & Suites (2611 Old Red Trail Northwest)

- South Dakota workshop will be held Jan. 9 in Watertown at the Codington County Extension Complex (Kitchen Mtg. Room) (1910 West Kemp Ave.);

- Minnesota workshop will be held Jan. 10 in Pipestone at the Pipestone Veterinary Services (1801 Forman Dr.);

- Iowa workshop will be held Jan. 11 in Orange City at the Sioux County Extension Office (400 Central Ave. NW, Suite 700); and

- Nebraska workshop will be held Jan. 12 in Norfolk at the Lifelong Learning Center at Northeast Community College (NECC), (601 East Benjamin Ave.) . Learning Objectives: To improve the sustainability of the dairy production system. Attendees can expect the following:

- Learn to incorporate cover crops and new forage genetic lines into the forage production system for dairies.

- Producers will increase their understanding of forages and cover crops in dairy rations.

- Improve dairy and labor management skills in the areas of feeding management and safety protocols.

Workshop agenda presenters include:

- New Forage Genetic Lines and how they Impact the Dairy Industry - Bruce Anderson, Professor of Agronomy, UNL Extension Forage Specialist

- Cover Crops - incorporating them into your Forage Production System - Sara Berg, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist

- Incorporating Cover Crops into Dairy Rations - James C. Paulson, Associate Professor Forage Specialist and Nutritionist

- Silage Pile Safety training for you & your employees - Keith Bolsen, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Kansas State University, "The Silage Man," Nationally known speaker in silage production and safety practices.

- Evaluating Dairy Diets from the Nutritionist, to the Employee, to the Cow.- Co-presented - Fernando Diaz, DVM, PhD - Dairy Nutrition and Management Consultant - Rosecrans Dairy Consulting & Tracey Erickson, SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist

For more information, contact the I-29 Moo University Winter Workshop: From Field to Bunk, Program Committee Chairs; Tracey Erickson, SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist by email or 605-882-5140; or Kimberly J. Clark, UNL Extension Dairy Educator by email or 402.472.6065.

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