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Melissa O'Rourke

Melissa O'Rourke
Supporting Dairy Team Members
Farm Management Specialist
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Agricultural law, employment legal issues, land and related leasing issues, estate and succession planning, Annie's Project for Farm Women

Start to Farm Series for New and Early Career Dairy Farmers

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 6:00am to Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 8:00am
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The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team will provide an opportunity this fall and early spring to address ways to improve business practices and production techniques, tour successful farm operations, and to form a community to share new ideas and profitable farming methods.

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Jan Shearer

Jan Shearer
Dairy Specialist
Professor
Area of Expertise: 
Dairy production medicine, lameness, animal welfare

Iowa Manure Management Action Group

The goal of IMMAG is to identify and share manure management information and educational programs, which can be used by producers, technical agencies, educational institutions, researchers, and the general public. Many producer organizations, in particular, are concerned that among all the sponsored manure management activity, information is accumulating among numerous organizations without a systematic plan for collection and dissemination of the information. At the same time, complete and accurate information is becoming a priority need for producers and their technical and legal advisors.
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Managing & Marketing Quality Holstein Steers Proceedings

hoop barn openingA list of the breakout sessions discussing dairy beef, nutrition of wet calves, nutrition: growing and finishing, housing and management, feedlot nutritional management, breeding, genetics and grazing, markets and risk management, health and disease management, meat quality and industry perspective and implant strategies. The conference was help November 2, 2005.

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Grazing and Organic

cows eating grassEver thought about going organic or moving to a grass-fed operation? Currently on a grazing system in need of fine tuning? This page contains videos on raising heifers on pasture and a series on beginning grazing to help improve operations.

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2017 Iowa Dairy Days - Calmar (Rescheduled)

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 10:30am
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Join us for a day long program (10 AM - 3 PM) to hear up-to-date information in the areas of colostrum quality, millionaire model dairies, woodland and wildlife management opportunities, keys to successful farm transition, silage, snaplage, and shredlage, and balancing your SCC. $15 registration fee covers meal and proceedings. Contact Winneshiek County Office more for more info: 563-382-2949

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