I-29 Moo University

A newsletter for dairy producers & industry- September 2018

Antibiotic Stewardship: Product Handling

By Heidi Carroll: SDSU Extension Livestock Stewardship Field Specialist

Animal health product handling and storage was the topic for the September 5th Animal Care Wednesday Webinar. Rob Eirich, Nebraska Extension Beef Educator and Director of Beef Quality Assurance, shared his tips and recommendations for implementing good stewardship while handling animal health products, such as antibiotics and vaccines Click here to continue...

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Farm Equipment, Safety on the Road, Everyone’s Role

By Tracey Erickson, SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist

It is National Farm Safety Week (September 16-22nd) which also serves as a safety reminder for those involved in agriculture. Silage harvest has been going for a couple of weeks and soybean harvest has started in parts of South Dakota. In addition, we have started to see an increase in farm equipment on the road, including tractors, combines, grain carts, silage choppers and silage trucks. Within agriculture this is one of the busiest times of year. Additionally, for the general public the hustle and bustle has also increased with youth back in school and extra-curricular activities in full swing. Thus, we all need to increase our awareness and patience whether we are a motorist or producer traversing the road. Click here to continue reading...

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Coping with Farm & Rural Stress

Farming is one of the most stressful occupations in the United States. This is particularly true for dairy farmers as they are experiencing an extended period of low milk prices.

Below are some resources available when dealing with stress.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Texting: Text HOME to 741741

Minnesota Farm and Rural Helpline

833-600-2670 x 1

Ted Matthews, Rural Mental Health Counselor, no cost, no paperwork
Nebraska Rural Response Hotline
South Dakota Suicide Prevention Hotline
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Calendar of Events

NOTE: All event times are listed as CST.



3: Animal Care Wednesday Webinar; Ag Law & Regulation Updates - 11:00 AM; Click here for details.

2-6: World Dairy Expo; Madison WI; Click here for details


7: Animal Care Wednesday Webinar: BQA Transportation Update - 11:00 AM; Click here for details.

27-29: Minnesota Milk Dairy Conference and Expo; Registration is free for producer members of MMPA until November 1. Click here for details.


5: Animal Care Wednesday Webinar: OneHealth Initiative Update - 11:00 AM; Click here for details.


14-18: I-29 Moo University Winter Workshop Series, Save the dates!

About Us

The I-29 Moo University is represented by dairy extension educators and allied partners from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.