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A prosperous Iowa dairy industry that attracts a new generation of farmers and has a positive impact on local communities.

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A prosperous Iowa dairy industry that attracts a new generation of farmers and has a positive impact on local communities.

Grazing Holstein Dairy Cattle

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A prosperous Iowa dairy industry that attracts a new generation of farmers and has a positive impact on local communities.

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Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation 9th Annual Breakfast on the Farm

Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation 9th Annual Breakfast on the Farm

June 23, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation for the 9th annual Breakfast on the Farm Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 8:30a.m.- noon at Iowa’s Dairy Center, Calmar, Iowa. We’ll serve up a great wholesome breakfast and provide guided tram tours of the nationally-recognized Dairy Center.

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Northwest Iowa Corn Silage Clinic

August 28, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Northwest Iowa beef and dairy producers depend on quality corn silage to build profitable rations. To help them accomplish this, the Iowa Beef Center and Iowa Extension Dairy Team are hosting the NW IA Corn Silage Clinic on August 28 at the Northwest Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm in Sutherland.

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I29 Moo University Summer Tour

August 3, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:15 pm

Two top producers will share their cattle handling strategies in their systems during the 2018 Summer I-29 Moo University Dairy Tour on August 3.  Topics will include euthanasia, low-stress handling, non-ambulatory animal handling, biosecurity planning and newborn calf care. 

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Update Regarding COVID-19

As cases of the coronavirus disease (also known as COVID-19) continue to be found in the United States, food-industry professionals are monitoring public health while preparing for any market effects. The spread of the virus has raised concerns about how it may affect public health as well as our economy, including dairy production.  This page offers general resources about the virus, its spread, the disease it causes, and how people can protect themselves, as well as NMPF resources focused on dairy’s response to the pandemic.

Pasteurized milk and dairy products are safe.

The FDA has confirmed that heat treatment kills other coronaviruses, so pasteurization is expected to also inactivate this virus. In addition, there is no evidence that this strain of coronavirus is present in domestic livestock such as cattle. The virus is spread through aerosol transmission and close human contact, not through food products.

May 2018 Legislative Priorities

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Through the policy process at the annual meeting in January, the Iowa State Dairy Association set their 2018 legislative priorities. The priorities consisted of two funding priorities and one policy priority.

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Vita Plus

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Vita Plus has been serving livestock producers since 1948.  Our consultants offer the latest cutting-edge technology, nutrition and management information to help your operation succeed.

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Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation

Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation

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The Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation is a nonprofit organization developed to address the need to retain young people in rural areas while bolstering the economic impact of dairy farms in northeast Iowa through education.

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