Dairy Farmers Have Variety Of Local Educational Opportunities This Winter

   According to Reagan Bluel, county engagement specialist in agriculture and environment with University of Missouri Extension, area dairy farmers have a variety of opportunities for education this winter in southwest Missouri.
   “With every opportunity for education comes an opportunity to learn about things that will improve the bottom line on your farm and the profit that goes in your pocket,” said Bluel. “If you are a dairy farmer you need to make every effort you can to attend these trainings.”
    •Heart of America Dairy Expo
   Scheduled for January 17-19 in Springfield, Mo.
   • Winter dairy day
   Scheduled for January 23 at St. Peter’s Evangelical United Church of Christ, 303 NE Pine St, Billings, Mo
   Speaker topics include: “Lasting implications of Dry Cow Heat Stress,” Reagan Bluel, MU Extension; “Latest and Greatest in dairy reproduction,” by Dr. Stacey Hamilton, animal science instructor, University of Missouri; and “Are issues with cow comfort holding back your bottom line” presented by Ted Probert, dairy specialist, MU Extension.
   For more information call (417) 847-3161
   • Tri-County Dairy Day
   Scheduled for Feb. 8 at 17829 Shadey Brook Dr., Versailles.
   For more information contact MU Extension in Moniteau and Morgan counties at 573-378-5358.
   • Monett Dairy Day
   Feb. 12 at the Monett Armory, 300 Chapell Dr, Monett.
   Speaker topics include: “Hands on UDDER DISSECTION,” with Dr. Scott Poock, associate professor at the University of Missouri; “Back to the basics: Ruminant Nutrition 101,” Reagan Bluel MU Extension; and “2019 Farm Bill for Dairy,” with Scott Brown, associate professor, University of Missouri.
   • Dairy Profit Seminars
   Scheduled for Feb 18-22
   Find more information on upcoming events at dairy.missouri.edu. ∆

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