Moosletter: March 2019

Moosletter: March 2019
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March 2019                                                                          Volume : 5 Issue: 3
Nebraska Dairy Update with Dawn Klabenes, a Nebraska Dairy Ambassador
Dairy Genetics webinar flyer
To Nebraska Dairy Farmers and all Stakeholders, 

Rod Johnson Nebraska State Dairy Association headshotAt the end of March, I will be retiring after working with ag associations in Nebraska for about 25 years,  the past 8 years with Midwest Dairy and the Nebraska State Dairy Association.
While the industry has had ups and downs, the resilience that this industry has is remarkable.   I want to thank everyone for the support you have shown.  The joint efforts of Midwest Dairy and the NSDA has provided a foundation to work together to build and strengthen dairy in Nebraska.  
Dairy has a great bond with the University through Dairy Extension,  the State of Nebraska Departments of Agriculture and Economic Development, AFAN and the other commodities, and with many in the business community.   As Kris Bousquet moves into this position, I look forward to watching what exciting things can continue to develop.
This is not “Goodbye” but “see you down the road,” as our paths continue to cross.
Thanks again to everyone for all your support.
Rod Johnson
Hoof Care Workshop April 24, 2019 flyer

April 24, 2019

10:00 am 

Platte County Extension Office

Dr. Jan Shearer, DVM, MS - Dairy Extension Iowa State University will be providing information on lameness and foot problems.  

Registration is only $30 per person and can be paid at the door the day of the workshop. 

For the agenda and to register visit
The Nebraska State Dairy Association Announces 2019 Officers and New Board Members
The Nebraska State Dairy Association met on February 27, 2019 in Columbus, Neb.  During this meeting the 2019 NSDA officers were voted upon and approved.  

President - Bill Thiele, Clearwater
Vice President - Mike Guenther, Beemer
Secretary/Treasurer - Roger Sprakel, Crofton

New members to the NSDA board include
Heath Snodgrass - Royal, replacing Linda Hodorff of Broken Bow
Bob Larson - Creston replacing Rick Larson of Creston

Other NSDA board members include
Dwaine Junck, Carroll
Jason Nuttelman, Stromsburg
Brooke Engelman, Jansen
Erin Marotz, UNL/Wahoo

Ex-officio members include
Kim Clark, Nebraska Dairy Extension
Paul Kononoff, UNL Animal Science

Dairy Farmers Travel to Washington D.C. to Discuss Industry Priorities
(Washington D.C.) – Twenty-four meetings in 48 hours is what six dairy farmers from Midwestern dairy State Trade AssociationNebraska State Dairy Association members visit with Congressional members in Washington DC March 5-7, 2019s of Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska accomplished on an annual joint trip to Washington, D.C. on March 6-7. The purpose of the trip was to build relationships, advocate for legislation on behalf of dairy farmers and ensure proper implementation of federal government programs.

Dairy farmers met with Senate Ag Committee staff, Farm Service Agency, congressmen/women, senators and more. The top issues discussed included Farm Bill implementation, trade, whole milk in schools, and workforce development, labor and immigration.

“We spent two days discussing our current issues in dairy and agriculture,” said Bill Thiele, a Nebraska Dairy Farmer. “It was a very enjoyable experience and the representatives were receptive. It was great to bring a unified voice to Washington on behalf of dairy farmers across the Midwest.”

Dairy farmers in attendance included Robert Horst and Lee Maassen, Iowa; Bob & Kelsey Larson and Bill Thele, Nebraska; and Marv Post, South Dakota.
Midwest Dairy Invite for Central Plains Dairy Expo March 27, 2019
Scholarship Opportunity

The Nebraska Division of Midwest Dairy will be awarding the following educational scholarships:

  • College sophomores through seniors with a future career in dairy are eligible for one $1,500 and one $1,000 award. When answering the essay question on future career plans, please describe how your education will be used to support the dairy community.
  • Students pursing any college major/degree are eligible for one of five $500 awards.
The online application is due April 15, 2019.  Recipients will be notified by May 15, 2019.  

For a list of eligibility requirements and to complete the online application, click here.  
In this Issue
Calendar of Events

Visit for event information

15: Dairy Genetics Webinar with Dr. Brad Heins, University of Minnesota.  Visit for information and to register.

26: I-29 Moo University Dairy Beef Short Course at Central Plains Dairy Expo.  Click here for agenda and to register.  

24: Hoof Care Workshop; Platte County Extension Office, Columbus.  $30 per person which includes lunch.  Click here for the agenda and to register.  

Nebraska State Dairy Association logo
Rod Johnson, Exec. Director
Phone: (402) 853-2028
Are you an NSDA member? Click here for membership information.
Nebraska Extension logo
Kim Clark, Dairy Ext Educator
Phone: (402) 472-6065
Thank you to our sponsors
Thank you to our sponsors
Automated Dairy Specialists      Aschoff Construction     Midwest Dairy     Nebraska Corn Board   
Enogen Feed    Farm Credit Services     Frontier Mills, Inc.   Nebraska Vet Services    
Nebraska Soybean Board    Nutrient Advisors
Ag Processing, Inc./Amino Plus   Cappel Sales, Inc.  Diamond V  Gallagher  Midwest Livestock Systems   Nebraska Dairy Systems    Progressive Nutrition
Advanced Comfort Technology/DCC Waterbeds   Agri-King, Inc   AgVenture The Seed Company     Alltech     Animal Health International   Balchem Animal Nutrition   Central Confinement Services, Ltd   Central Dairy Supply   DeHaan, Grabs & Associates, LLC   Elosyl Products, Inc.   Heartland Builders    Hiland Dairy Foods    IDEXX LALA Branded Products     Legend Seeds   LG Pumping   Multimin USA   USDA-NASS, Northern Plains Region   Peterson Ag Systems   Phibro Animal Health Corporation   Select Sires MidAmerica   Sioux Automation Center, Inc.   ST Genetics   West Point Dairy Products, LLC.
Agropur   American Agco Trading Company    Associated Milk Producers, Inc.  CMP Dairy Consulting    Connor Agriscience    Dairy Farmers of America     Elanco   Form-A-Feed   Nebraska Cattlemen   Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation   Nebraska Public Power District   XFE Products  
Dairy Booster
Bills Volume Sales, Inc.      Holstein Association USA  Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska   Nebraska Dairy Extension    We Support Ag    Nebraska Department of Agriculture   
Nebraska Department of Economic Development
Nebraska State Dairy Association Mission: The purpose of the Nebraska State Dairy Association is for the promotion of dairy interests in the state of Nebraska.


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