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Extension is expanding its online education and resources to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions.

Dairy events

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Winter Dairy Series

U of M Extension partners with other organizations to host a variety of winter dairy educational events throughout Minnesota. The Winter Dairy Series is held December through April. Hear from local and other experts who will address the key issues affecting dairy farmers.

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Dairy Risk Management Strategies Workshops

Dairy Risk Management Strategies workshops compare the new Farm Bill’s Dairy Margin Coverage with other risk management strategies. Determine which dairy programs are best for your dairy and learn the pros and cons of tools that can help you set a floor for your milk price. Presented by Farm Service Agency and University of Minnesota Extension. 

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Precision Dairy Conference

The Precision Dairy Farming Conference includes national and international speakers who are experts in the field of precision dairy management, producer panels, industry updates and the latest research abstracts. The conference also features an optional farm tour.

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Four-State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference

The Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference presents the latest research on issues concerning the dairy industry. It is a collaborative effort of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, University of Illinois Extension, University of Minnesota Extension and University of Wisconsin-Extension.

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Carver County Dairy Expo

For almost 30 years, the Carver County Dairy Expo has introduced production benchmarks and resources for better herd management. The annual event covers dairy industry outlook, management techniques and dairy technologies. Hosted in February by the University of Minnesota Extension and the Carver County Dairy Core Team, the expo draws over 300 area dairy producers and dairy industry professionals. 

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Summer Dairy Field Days

Our summer field days are held at locations across Minnesota and provide opportunities to visit successful dairy operations. Learn about each dairy's unique features and learn from other farmers. Presenters include members of the host farm families and University of Minnesota Extension faculty. This event is canceled for 2020 and will resume in the summer of 2021

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