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

Lunchtime dairy discussions

Event information

Date

Monday, August 3, 2020 - Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Time

12 - 12:30 p.m.

Location

Online

Contact

Adam Austing, Extension educator
aausting@umn.edu

Claire LaCanne, Extension educator
lacanne@umn.edu

University of Minnesota Extension will be hosting a three part discussion series on hot topics for dairy farmers. Come prepared to share ideas, ask questions, and engage in a discussion with other farmers and U of M Extension Educators. Farmers, 4-H'ers, ag business professionals who work with farmers, and those interested in dairy cows are all invited to attend.

Topics

Aug.3: Feeding in hot weather and dealing with forage shortages

  • Discuss strategies for feeding in hot weather.
  • Share ideas for balancing TMRs, adjusting feedstuffs, and alternatives for feeding schedules.
  • Discuss how to address forage shortages that we will likely encounter later this year, from alternatives to buying hay.
  • Speakers: Jim Salfer, Issac Salfer, Stacey Caughey, and Andy Mueller

Aug. 4: Beat the heat: Strategies to help keep cows cool

  • Discuss strategies on how to keep cows cool and comfortable.
  • Minnesota dairy farmers and U of M Extension educators will share insights on ventilation, fans, and sprinkler use on dairy farms.
  • Speakers: Karen Johnson, Kevin Janni, and Jim Salfer

Aug. 5: Managing flies on the dairy

  • Discuss fly biology and life cycles.
  • Discuss strategies for managing flies on the dairy.
  • Speakers: Claire LaCanne, Brad Heins, and Jim Salfer

Cost

Free

Registration

Registration is required by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 31. The Zoom link will be sent out after registration closes. Recordings will be sent out via email if you are unable to attend the live sessions.

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