Dairy Extension - Winter Dairy Series

The University of Minnesota Extension will be offering multiple seminars this winter. Below are the seminar topics and information on registration.

Women In Dairy
January 19th , 2017
Crow River Winery & Vineyard
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Featuring Alise Sjostrom, Redhead Creamery
Alise, also known as "Cheese Alise" since she was 17, took on a passion for cheese making early in life. Now, she's two years into her full-time life as an on-farm cheese maker working hand-in-hand with family. Join her session for a cheese-focused tasting and learning about what it is like having your name and face on the brand you sell.

Featuring Betty Berning, Extension Educator, Ag Business Mgmt
Betty grew up on a dairy farm in Central MN and since then has worked in ag lending in a community bank and a commodity analyst and senior buyer for General Mills. Her broad background in the dairy supply chain provides a unique perspective not only in dairy economics but also in employee management.

Selective Dry Cow Therapy - We Can Do This!
February 16th, 2017
Glencoe City Center
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Featuring Erin Royster, DVM, MS
Selective dry cow therapy (SDCT) is an approach whereby antimicrobial treatment at the end of lactation is based on assessment of the infection stats of the cow or quarter. The use of accurate on-farm diagnostic tests to identify infected cows or quarters and teat sealants to protect non-treated quarters against new infections are important components in successful SDCT programs. This presentation will discuss the potential advantages, risks, and logistics of adopting a
SDCT program.

Reduced Lignin Alfalfa
March 16th, 2017
Sibley County Service Center
12:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Featuring M. Scott Wells, University of MN Extension, Extension Agronomist, Forage/ Cropping Systems
This presentation will offer data on yield and quality of reduced lignin alfalfa across various varieties under intensive cutting management. Find out more information on economics and ration balancing utilizing this research.

To learn more, go here: http://www.extension.umn.edu/agriculture/dairy/docs/dairy-series-2017.pdf

For registration and contact information please call 320-484-4334 or one of the following contacts below.

Alison Rickeman, Minnesota Dairy Initiative - SouthCentral Region, Coordinatior (952-466-5322 or abenson@co.carver.mn.us)
Karen Johnson, Extension Educator, McLeod & Meeker Counties (320-484-4303 or ande9495@umn.edu)
Jason Ertl, Extension Educator, Sibley & Nicollet Counties (651-324-9121 or ertlx019.umn.edu)