I-29 Moo University Winter Workshop

Hot Topics for Cold Days


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 listed below.

Workshop Agenda

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. – Ruminating on Behaviors/Activity Monitors; Leo Timms, Iowa State University
11:45 a.m.-Noon. – Sponsor Interaction
Noon-12:45p.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

Workshop Locations

January 16 - Quality Inn and Suites, 507 25th SW, Jamestown, ND 58401
January 17- Codington County 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

Registration Information

Registration fees: $50 for producers and industry and $20 for students and media before January 6; $60 for producers and industry and $25 for students and media after January 10 and at the door.

South Dakota Dairy Producers (SDDP) will pay the $50 tuition for each dairy farmer member attending.

Nebraska State Dairy Association (NSDA) will pay the $50 tuition for each dairy farmer member attending.

Western Iowa Dairy Alliance (WIDA) will pay the $50 tuition for each dairy farmer member attending.

Register here.
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