I-29 Moo University Winter Workshop Series

Dairy producers are invited to attend the I-29 Moo University annual winter workshops, Hot Topics for Cold Days on January 16-20, 2017. Workshops will be held in five locations:

January 16 – Quality Inn and Suites, 507 25th SW, Jamestown, ND 58401 

January 17 – Codington County SDSU Extension Center, Classrooms B & C, 1910 West Kemp Ave., Watertown, SD 57201

January 18 – Pipestone Systems Conference room, 1300 So Hwy 75, Pipestone, MN 56164

January 19 – Sioux County Extension Office, 400 Central Ave. NW, Suite 700, Orange City, IA 51041

January 20 – Lifelong Learning Center at NECC, 601 East Benjamin Ave., Norfolk, NE 68701

  • Online Registration

    The workshop cost before January 6 is $50 for producers and industry, $20 for college/technical school students. The price will increase to $60/producer and $25/student on January 7. Select your registraiton.

    Membership discounts:

    Each of the associations listed below will pay $50 tuition for members to attend a workshop. Select 'Enter promotional code' and type in the applicable code before selecting the 'Order Now' button to apply the discount to your order.

    • South Dakota Dairy Producers code: SDDP
    • Nebraska State Dairy Association code: NSDA
    • Western Iowa Dairy Alliance code: WIDA

Agenda

The agenda will be repeated at each location.
  • 9:00 a.m. Registration
  • 10:00 a.m. Welcome
  • 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. Finances and Returns for Robotic Dairies; Jim Salfer, University of Minnesota
  • 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Technology in Activity Monitors; Leo Timms, Iowa State University
  • 11:45 a.m. – Noon. Sponsor Interaction
  • Noon – 12:45 p.m. Lunch
  • 12:45 – 1:30 p.m. Understanding Food Marketing: An Industry Perspective; Betty Berning, University of Minnesota and Kim Clark, University of Nebraska
  • 1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Effective Communication When Working with Employees on Dairies; Tracey Erickson, South Dakota State University
  • 2:15 – 2:30 p.m. Break
  • 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. Succession Planning; Heather Gessner, South Dakota State University
  • 3:45 p.m. Summary and Evaluations