BROOKINGS, S.D. – The I-29 Moo University Dairy Beef Short Course is scheduled for March 28 as part of the pre-educational events for the Central Plains Dairy Expo. It will be held in rooms 8, 9 and 10 in the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
SDSU Extension is a member of the I-29 Moo University, a multi-state learning community established to connect Extension dairy specialists and producers from South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska to share research, workshops, webinars, newsletters, on-farm tours and networking opportunities.
This year’s event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include presentations on producer perspectives on crossbreeding dairy cattle with beef breeds, implant strategies to promote growth, and feeding and nutrition management. Leading experts on the topics include Dr. Tara Felix, Penn State University; Dr. Dale Woerner, Texas Tech University; Alfredo DiCostanzo, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Nathan Pyatt, Elanco; Dr. Jeremy Schefers, Milk Specialties; and Dr. Sheri Bierman, Cattle Nutrition Services. For a full schedule of the day, visit https://extension.sdstate.edu/
Registration is $40 per adult, and will include the short course and lunch, with proceedings available digitally. College students may register for $20. Pre-registration is requested by March 21 and limited to 130 attendees on a first-come, first-served basis.
To register, visit https://go.iastate.edu/OFSVS8 or mail the registration fee to Fred Hall at 400 Central Ave., NW, Suite 700, Orange City, IA, 51041. Include your contact information and any dietary restrictions.
Pre-registration for the Central Plains Dairy Expo welcome reception on March 28 is separate and is available at https://www.
For more information, contact Heidi Carroll, Extension Livestock Stewardship Field Specialist & Beef Quality Assurance Coordinator, at 605-688-6623 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Fred Hall, Dairy Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, at 712-737-4230 or email@example.com. For more information about the I-29 Moo University Collaboration and programs, visit www.i-29moou.com.
Thank you to the 2022-2023 I-29 Moo University Annual Sponsors. Gold sponsors: Iowa Corn Growers Association, TLAY Dairy Video Sales; Silver sponsors: Form-A-Feed, Grain States Soya Inc./SoyBest, Cambridge Technologies, Minnesota/Select Sires, Trans ova Genetics, Arm & Hammer Animal and Food Production, Diamond V, Phibro Animal Health, Sealpro Silage Barrier Film; Bronze sponsors: Ag Processing Inc., Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative, Pro Ag Engineering Inc., Nebraska State Dairy Association, Automated Waste Systems, Gorter’s Clay & Dairy Equipment of MN Inc., Deluxe Animal Health, Associated Milk Producers Inc, South Dakota Dairy Producers, Western Iowa Dairy Alliance, Farmers Business Network, Advance Comfort Technology, Agropur, Simplot.