Proceedings & Webinars

Proceedings & Webinars

Winter Workshop Proceedings
Dairy Beef Short Course Proceedings

Note: The Dairy Beef Short Course offers a classroom workshop on odd years and a tour on even years.

2021: NET ZERO: If It's Not Your Profitability, What Is It?

This workshop was held virtually on January 12, 2021. (Click the links for the recording)

Virtual Workshop Playlist

Keynote speakers: Jim Wallace and Krysta Harden

Sustainability Sessions:

Cover Crops: Cinnamon Ridge Dairy, Donahue, IA

Dairy Technology Using Genetics: Rosy-Lane Holsteins, Watertown, WI

Dairy Processing Plants Sustainability: Leprino Foods, Greeley, CO

Fly Control Strategies, March 26, 2021

Dr. Roger Moon, retired from the University of Minnesota discusses the different kinds of flies that can bother your cows, workers and neighbors. Stable flies bite, cause cows to bunch, reduce milk production, breed mainly in soiled cow and calf bedding, and pretty much stay on the premise. House flies breed in wetter manure, annoy people, and spread off premise to bother neighbors. Routine premise sprays and fogs can keep numbers of both kinds low in confined spaces, but targeted source reduction through debris management outdoors is a more sustainable approach. Listen to Dr. Moon discuss these issues and ask him questions.


2020 Prosperity of Dairy Calves and Heifers

January 6-10, 2020 

The 2020 Dairy Beef Short Course was held virtually due to COVID-19.  There are no proceedings because of paid registrations.

Farm Programs During COVID19: Making Government Programs Work For You, November 4, 2020

This webinar was presented by Megan Roberts. Megan Roberts is a University of Minnesota Extension educator in ag business management. This presentation discussed what we do and don't know about how this new crop of government programs as we approach the end of 2020, including PPP forgiveness application changes, tax considerations, and the upcoming December 11 CFAP 2 deadline. 

The US and Global Dairy Market Outlook August 25, 2020

Rabobank’s global dairy strategist Mary Ledman and Vice President of Dairy Research Ben Laine discuss their outlook on the global and US dairy markets

Dairy Situtation Outlooks for Dairy Producers, March 25, 2020

Hosted by I-29 Moo University and Minnesota Milk.

Presenter: Marin Bozic, Assistant professor of Dairy Food Marketing Economics in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. 

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Dealing with a Changing Climate in Agriculture by Dennis Todey from the Climate Hub

“Eye on Employees” series are now available at: (hosted by Iowa State University)

Melissa O’Rourke on Starting the Interview Conversation by Melissa O'Rourke from Iowa State University 

Labor or Robots, It’s Not An Either Or Question by Larry Tranel from Iowa State University

2019 Barn benchmarks for success
2019 Crossing beef bulls with dairy breeds

Financial Impairment on the Farm, July 30, 2019

In this webinar Don Swanson and Kristine Tidgren address practical financial, tax, and bankruptcy issues impacting producers facing financial distress.

A Review of Dairy Revenue Protection Program and Dairy Margin Coverage webinar, May 17, 2019

Part 1: Presented by Dr. Marin Bozic, Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota.

Part 2: Presented by Cassie Monger, a dairy specialist at Compeer Financial, and Josh Newton, a crop insurance team leader with Compeer Financial.  

Dairy Revenue Protection, May 17, 2019

Marin Bozic, Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota discusses the Dairy Revenue Protection program. Compeer Financial representatives discuss the program also.

Improving Conversations with Your Lender

Understanding banking benchmarks, financial documents your lender needs, improving enterprise expense breakdown and where to go for follow-up information presented by Heather Gessner, SDSU Livestock Business Management Field Specialist.

2018 From field to bunk: growing and feeding dairy quality forages
2017 Marketing dairy beef: Realizing their full potential

Raising Dairy Replacements: Individual Versus Automatic Feeding Systems & Health Management for Pre-Weaned Calves

In this webinar, Tina Kohlman, UW-Madison Extension Fond du Lac County, discusses system and health management of calf facilities.

2018 Farm Bill: Implications for Dairy Producers, December 27, 2018

In this webinar, Marin Bozic, Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota and Associate Director of the Midwest Dairy Foods Research Center discusses dairy-related Farm Bill information.  

2017 Hot topics for cold days

Giving that Old Barn a Second Career

In this webinar, Brian Dougherty, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, discusses updating and remodeling old barns for functionality.

2016 What is your pregnant cow worth?

Note: There are no proceedings for this workshop

Beef Feeding Budget Tools and Benchmarks

by Bill Halfman, UW-Madison Extension Monroe County

2015 Raising your best calf ever