Dairy Genomics & Reproduction Winter Workshops, Mandan ND


Moo University Workshops Set

The workshop will be held at five locations in January.

What a pregnant cow is worth is the focus of the I-29 “Moo-University” annual winter workshop series.

The I-29 Dairy Outreach Consortium is hosting the workshop at these five locations in 2016:

  • Jan. 11 – Baymont Inn & Suites, Mandan
  • Jan. 12 – Codington Expo Building, Watertown, S.D.
  • Jan. 13 – Pizza Ranch, Pipestone, Minn.
  • Jan. 14 – Sioux County Extension office, Orange City, Iowa
  • Jan. 15 – Lifelong Learning Center at NECC, Norfolk, Neb.

“This workshop is a great opportunity for dairy producers to learn more on a variety of popular dairy subjects,” says J.W. Schroeder, North Dakota State University Extension Service dairy specialist and member of the consortium. “Featured topics include synchronization, optimizing genomics and genetics technologies, profit-driven personnel management techniques, performance records and the economics of reproduction decisions.”

The consortium consists of Extension personnel from NDSU, the University of Minnesota, South Dakota State University, Iowa State University and the University of Nebraska, and members of the Minnesota Dairy Initiative, South Dakota Dairy Producers, Iowa State Dairy Association and Nebraska State Dairy Association.

The agenda will be the same at all five locations. The workshops open with registration at 9 a.m. and run until 3:30 p.m.

The registration fee is $50 if paid by Dec. 31. After that date, the fee is $65. College and technical school students can attend for $20 ($25 after Dec. 31). The Milk Producers Association of North Dakota, South Dakota Dairy Producers, Western Iowa Dairy Alliance and Nebraska State Dairy Association will pay the $50 fee for their members.

Register online at http://igrow.org/store/. For more information, contact Schroeder at (701) 231-7663 or jw.schroeder@ndsu.edu.

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