Collaborative Extension Programming Coordinated by our Livestock Teams
Recently Poultry Extension Team Members presented poultry barn ventilation workshops with funding from Rapid Agricultural Response Funds. Three business organizations have invited the team to teach barn managers and facility maintenance employees about proper ventilation for over-all health of the flock(s). Forty-one producers participated in classroom and hands-on learning opportunities, taught by Larry Jacobson, Kevin Janni and Sally Noll and organized by Abby Neu. The hands-on labs were made possible by using the 4-State Swine Ventilation Training Unit (supported by the pork industry and University Extension in IA, MN, NE and SD). Learning gains were reported by 100% of the respondents, and the participants saw great value in having the trailer as a teaching tool and for the patience and willingness of the instructors to spend time on questions.
We are hoping to continue to provide more updates about what our livestock teams are working on here at the University. We are very proud of the accomplishments that have been made so far!