Industry experts to discuss dairy outlook on the global and US dairy markets

Webinar for dairy producers and affiliated industry members Aug. 25

The I-29 Moo University Consortium welcomes Rabobank’s global dairy strategist Mary Ledman and Vice President of Dairy Research Ben Laine for a discussion on the outlook for the global and United States dairy markets during a webinar at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 25. There is no charge to attend the webinar, and it is open to all interested parties.

There has been unprecedented milk and dairy product price volatility over the last few months, according to Fred Hall, local dairy program specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. He explains that both Laine and Ledman are experts in their field and will provide a research-based outlook.

“Ben [Laine] has spent ten years working across the dairy value chain from cooperatives and cheese processors to food and agriculture finance,” Hall said. “Ben is currently an analyst covering the North American dairy production sector for RaboResearch.”

As Rabobank’s Dairy Strategist, Mary Ledman leads a team of analysts around the globe to analyze developments in the regional and global dairy markets. She develops Rabobank’s dairy forecasts.

“Mary [Ledman] has extensive knowledge of international dairy markets and policy with over thirty years of experience in the sector,” Hall said.

As stated above, there is no registration fee or registration needed. Participants can access the webinar at noon on Aug. 25 at

For more information, contact Hall at 712-737-4230 or

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About I-29 Moo University: I-29 Moo University is a consortium of Extension dairy specialists from the land-grant universities in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota. The I-29 Moo University Collaboration was established as a multistate learning community, the I-29 Moo University Collaboration connects extension dairy staff and dairy producers from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota to share research, information and management practices through workshops, webinars, monthly e-newsletters and on-farm tours. For more information about the I-29 Moo University Collaboration and programs go to their webpage at

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