World Dairy Expo is the place to find the latest dairy technology, cutting-edge genetics and the latest research. Industry experts from coast-to-coast will be on hand to present research and management practices for this year's Expo Seminar series.
Eight free seminars will cover a variety of management topics including consumer questions, three-times feeding calves, genomics, new monitoring technology, robots, new employee training, value of manure and value-added products.
Continuing education credits can be earned by members of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists and the American Association of State Veterinary Boards – RACE Program. Additionally, all seminars will be available for viewing after they are presented at worlddairyexpo.com.
Seminars will be showcased each day, Tuesday, Sept. 30 through Saturday, Oct. 4, in the Mendota 2 meeting room, in the Exhibition Hall. Badgerland Financial, Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding, DeKalb, GEA Farm Technologies, Inc., Jung and Land O'Lakes Animal Milk Products Co. are sponsors of this year's seminars. A brief synopsis of each Expo Seminar can be found on worlddairyexpo.com under the "Seminars & Tours" tab.
"How to Handle Difficult Questions from Consumers and Make a Difference for Dairy," Tuesday, Sept. 30, 1 p.m.; Stan Erwine, vice president of producer communications, Dairy Management Inc.; Continuing education credits: ARPAS (1), RACE (1)
"Impact of Feeding Calves Three Times a Day versus Twice a Day," Wednesday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m.; Dr. Donald C. Sockett, epidemiologist/microbiologist, Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory; Sponsored by Land O'Lakes Animal Milk Products Co.; Continuing education credits: ARPAS (1), RACE (1)
"Why We Are Genomic Testing," Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1 p.m.; Dr. Bennet Cassell, moderator, Virginia Tech; Matthew Nuckols, Eastview Farm; Greg Andersen, Seagull Bay Dairy; Robert Bignami, Brentwood Farms; Sponsored by Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding; Continuing education credits: ARPAS (1), RACE (1)
"New Monitoring Technologies May Help Manage Cow Reproduction and Health," Thursday, Oct. 2, 11 a.m.; Dr. Jeffrey Bewley, associate extension professor, University of Kentucky; Sponsored by DeKalb; Continuing education credits: ARPAS (1), RACE (1)
"Milking with Robots: How is it Done? Part II," Thursday, Oct. 2, 1 p.m.; Dr. Marcia Endres, professor, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; Sponsored by GEA Farm Technologies, Inc.; Continuing education credits: ARPAS (1), RACE (1)
"Dairy Farm Employee Management: Getting the New Employee Off to a Good Start," Friday, Oct. 3, 11 a.m.; Dr. Melissa O'Rourke, farm & agribusiness management specialist, Iowa State University continuing education credits: ARPAS (1), RACE (1)
"The Nutrient Value of Manure: What's It Really Worth?" Friday, Oct. 3, 1 p.m.; Dr. Brad Joern, professor, Purdue University; Sponsored by Jung; Continuing education credits: ARPAS (1), RACE (1)
"Exploring Value-Added Dairy Opportunities," Saturday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m.; Sarah Cornelisse, senior extension associate, Penn State University; Sponsored by Badgerland Financial; Continuing education credits: ARPAS (1), RACE (1)