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Financial Education for Dairy Producers offered Aug. 16 in Orange City

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:45am
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Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Dairy Edition,” a class geared towards helping dairy producers improve their financial knowledge and bottom line. The class will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the ISU Extension and Outreach – Sioux County office in Orange City.

ISU Dairy Specialist Larry Tranel will present enterprise analysis and information on the Millionaire Model Farm, milking system upgrades including robots, and information on organic and grazing dairies.

Northwest Iowa Extension Dairy Specialist Fred Hall will also share updated information relevant to the drought. He and Tranel will both be available to answer questions.

Hall said that the remainder of the meeting will be somewhat informal and will be driven by the interests and needs of those dairy producers in attendance.

“Dairymen and women who attend will receive information on a variety of financial topics useful for all dairies,” Hall said. “There is no fee to attend, but interested individuals must pre-register by Aug. 14.”

To pre-register for the meeting, contact the ISU Extension and Outreach – Sioux County office at 712-737-4230 or email Hall at fredhall@iastate.edu.

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2022 Dairy Goat Webinar Series

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 12:00pm
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The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach dairy team will continue its quarterly dairy goat webinar in 2022 with all webinar dates and topics identified. All webinars will be from noon to 1:15 p.m.

  • Dairy goats.March 15 - Join Larry Tranel, ISU Extension and Outreach dairy specialist, and Brian Dougherty, field agricultural engineer with ISU Extension and Outreach, as they discuss milking systems and facility design as it relates to milking dairy goats and recommended housing and ventilation design.
  • June 14 - Join Paul Plummer, ISU College of Veterinary Medicine, and executive director of National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education, as he discusses Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis and practical ways to manage the spread of CAE in your herd.
  • Sept. 13 - Subclinical mastitis at dry off can be a bottle neck in the push to improve milk quality in dairy goat herds. Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is working to determine meat and milk withdrawal times in dairy goats for two intramammary antibiotic treatments commonly used to mitigate this issue in dairy cattle in order to give producers safer tools to provide top quality goat milk products to consumers. Pat Gorden and Michelle Buckley, both from the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine, will present this research information. 

There is no fee to attend the program; however, registration is required.

This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Agricultural and Food Research Initiative Competitive Program, Antimicrobial Resistance number: 2020-04197.

Register in advance for this meeting at https://go.iastate.edu/WU2N6J or contact Jennifer Bentley, dairy specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, at jbentley@iastate.edu, 563-382-2949.

Registrants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Information will also be provided about future webinars, as dates and topics are announced.

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