NE Iowa Dairy Peer Group
Two young dairy producer peer groups are starting in northeast Iowa. Aug. 28 at the Allamakee County Extension Office, 21 Allamakee Street, in Waukon; and Aug. 29 at the Bremer County Extension Office, 720 7th Ave SW inTripoli. Both run from 10 a.m. to noon. To attend or find out more, contact Jenn Bentley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 563-382-2949. Iowa dairy farmers say they prefer to receive information from other farmers when it comes to learning about the business and running a dairy farm. Young Dairy Producer Peer Groups allow new and fellow young producers to gather together to discuss topics of interest within the group to provide farmer to farmer learning and interaction. This first session will include topics surrounding, "What is it costing to raise my heifers and do I really need to raise them all?" With costs of raising heifers higher than their current market value if sold, precision management is needed as there are many ways to add value to these heifers before they join the milking string.
Jenn Bentley, NE IA dairy specialist, email@example.com 563-382-2949