Dairy Directions Series
The Dairy Directions Seminars are scheduled for Tuesday, December 10 in Sac County and Wednesday, December 11 in Pocahontas County. Both programs will be held at the local county Extension office. “Dairymen in these areas will have the opportunity to have the most current researched-based dairy information presented at their local Extension office” says Northwest Iowa Extension Dairy Field Specialist Fred M. Hall. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and the program begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. A free lunch is included and the program will adjourn at 2:00 p.m.
Topics will include a discussion of how many replacement heifers are needed plus the importance of minimizing heat stress with NE Iowa Dairy Specialist Jenn Bentley; an update on the ISU dairy research herd at Ames with Miguel Rangel; and risk management strategies and the dairy market outlook with NW Iowa Extension Dairy Specialist Fred M. Hall.
While there is no registration fee, a call to the local County Extension office will reserve your seat and guarantee your free lunch. In Sac and surrounding counties the number is 712.662.7131; in Pocahontas and surrounding counties the number is 712.335.3103. The series is sponsored by Dairy Gross Magrin LLC.
Dairymen can contact Hall at 712.737.4230 for more information or with any dairy question.