Dairy Needs to Know about Contagious Disease

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Dairy producers and the industry should prepare in advance for the possibility of a contagious disease outbreak, such as foot-and-mouth disease.
 
On Jan. 27 and Feb. 11, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, along with Iowa State University, will host two one-day workshops for dairy producers, processors, veterinarians, extension employees, emergency responders and others.
 
The free workshops will focus on how to prepare for a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak and steps that can be taken to protect dairies from foreign animal diseases and diseases already found in the United States. 
 
Workshops offered Jan 27 in Sioux Center, IA, at Terrace View, 230 St., Andrews Way, Sioux Center or offered Feb. 11, in Calmar, at the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation, 1527 Highway 150 South, Calmar.
 
A free lunch will be provided at each workshop and pre-registration is encouraged. Check-in starts at 8:15 a.m., with workshops ending at 3 p.m.
 
 
Registration must be made through IDALS. Register by emailing fad@IowaAgriculture.gov, or calling 515-281-5305.
 

 
Prior to the workshop, attendees are encouraged to view the Midwest Dairy Foot-and-Mouth Disease Webinar found online.
 
Find more information here
 

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