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The ISU Extension and Outreach dairy team has developed a series of budgets to help dairy producers understand their current financial situation and determine the profitability of their operation.
Dairy specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host webinars on Sept. 19 and 26, entertaining and educating with a dairy version of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”
The 2018 Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference, June 13-14 in Dubuque, Iowa, will feature information on using new low lignin forages, fatty acids and better ration predictions to improve cow performance and health.
Consumers can learn about local dairy products and the work it takes to make Iowa 12th in the nation for milk production by attending one of several dairy open houses during June.
Farmers are in a stressful occupation, especially dairy farmers as they experience an extended period of low milk prices. A series of extension webinars will help those in the dairy industry recognize and manage stress.
ISU Extension and Outreach hosted a series of three webinars that discussed how to recognize the signs of stress, how to deal with dairy farm families experiencing stress, analyzing a dairy for profits, the profitability of various dairy systems and what FINBIN says about production costs. Recordings of the webinars are available for viewing.
The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach dairy team has scheduled a series of farm tours to offer first-hand looks at the way fellow dairy farmers are managing automatic milking systems in new or retrofit facilities.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer Boots in the Barn, a program designed for women dairy and beef producers, Nov. 19 from 1-3 p.m. at the community room of the Commercial Club Park, Dyersville, Iowa.
Iowa dairy producers have the opportunity to learn about emerging dairy industry issues during 2019 Dairy Days, workshops hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach dairy specialists.
In the April Ag Decision Maker newsletter, the farm stress discussion continues, with Larry Tranel outlining six key steps that can help farmers identify and respond to stressful events. The issue also includes an article on prevented planting by Steve Johnson, extension farm management specialist.