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Gillett - Many new technologies are currently available to Wisconsin farmers including precision agriculture, robotic milking and sophisticated manure handling systems.

“Do you wonder if these new technologies can work for your farm, or are you further along in the process and have specific questions?” asked Sarah Mills-Lloyd, Oconto County UW Extension agriculture agent. “If so, you should consider attending ‘A Day with Agriculture Engineers’ offered by UW-Extension from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 12, at the Gillett Community Center (former BMO Harris Bank).

Attendees will have an opportunity to interact with and ask questions of experts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Biologic Systems Engineers department on a variety of topics:

  • Dairy Modernization: Remodeling facilities, farmstead planning, livestock barn designs for calves, heifers and cows with Dr. Dave Kammel
  • Manure and Agriculture By-Products Handling, Processing and Transport Systems with Dr. Becky Larson
  • Precision Agriculture and Machinery Issues with Dr. Brian Luck
  • Milking Machines and Management, Robotic Milking and Farm Energy Issues with Dr. Doug Reinemann

Registration for the workshop is requested by April 7. The workshop fee, which includes meals and materials, is $25 per person or $40 per farm operation (limit of two individuals per farm).

This opportunity will be only available to 12 farms due to the interactive question and answer style of this meeting. It is requested, if possible, to bring building plans or aerial photos to help with your specific questions. Farms can register by calling the Oconto UW-Extension Office at 920-834-6845 or emailing Sarah Mills-Lloyd, Oconto County Ag Agent, at sarah.millslloyd@uwex.edu.

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