I-29 Moo University Winter Workshop Series Iowa Date Is Jan 11

I-29 Moo University Winter Workshop Series

From Field to Bunk: Growing and Feeding Dairy Quality Forages


Iowa Date and location:

January 11th – Orange City, IA – Sioux County Extension Office, 400 Central Ave. NW, Suite 700, Orange City, IA 51041

Program Agenda:

9:30 am – Registration & Refreshments

10:00 am – New Forage Genetic Lines and how they Impact the Dairy Industry – Bruce Anderson, UNL Extension Forage Specialist

  • Learn how forage genetic improvements in corn silage, sorghums and cover crops can influence the soil health and dairy diet performance in your operation.

10:45 am – Cover Crops – incorporating them into your Forage Production System – Sara Berg, SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist

  • Learn about cover crop incorporation into your fields, rotation considerations and planting methods.

11:30 am – Break

11:45 am – Incorporating Cover Crops into Dairy Rations – James C. Paulson

  • Incorporate the nuts and bolts of cover crops into your dairy farm, maximizing nutrition and profitability.

12:30 – Lunch

1:30 pm – Sponsor recognition

2:00 pm – Silage Pile Safety training for you & your employees – Keith Bolsen, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Kansas State University, “The Silage Man”, Nationally known speaker in silage production and safety practices.

  • Is your silage program safe? Silage safety practices and considerations to come home safely at the end of the day for you, your employees and family members.

2:45 pm – Evaluating Dairy Diets from the Nutritionist, to the Employee, to the Cow.– Co-presented – Fernando Diaz, DVM, PhD – Dairy Nutrition and Management Consultant – Rosecrans Dairy Consulting & Tracey Erickson, SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist

  • Understand feeding inefficiencies as you deliver diets to your dairy herd.

3:30 pm – Evaluation & adjourn



$50 per person before December 29, 2017, $65 per person after December 29.

Students: $25 per person before December 29, 2017, $30 per person after December 29.

Iowa Registration Discounts will be offered as follows:

WIDA (Western Iowa Dairy Association) – 1 registration / member farm

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