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This Week's Events

WHA State Picnic at 9:00 PM on 9/17/2017
Start Time: 9/17/2017 9:00:00 PM
The Wisconsin Holstein Association is excited to announce that the Erik and Brenda Gilbertson family from Gildale Holsteins will host the annual WHA State Picnic Sept. 17. The event kicks off with the Blue Ribbon MILK 5K / 1-mile walk around the Gildale Farm at 9 a.m. Other planned activities include a judging contest, cow train rides, keynote speaker, live music and program as well as a steak lunch cooked by the Iowa County Cattleman’s Association. Picnic goers will also get to hear from WHA’s own Crystal Siemers-Peterman, who is serving her year as Alice in Dairyland, and keynote speaker Scott Florence. The WHA State Picnic is an annual gathering of around 300 Wisconsin Holstein members from across the state. For more information about this year’s event like the Wisconsin Holstein Association Facebook page and follow the WHA State Picnic event page.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? at 3:01 PM on 9/19/2017
Start Time: 9/19/2017 3:01:00 PM
End Time: 9/27/2017 12:00:00 AM
Please mark your calendars for noon webinars on Sept. 19 and 26. Join the ISU Extension and Outreach Dairy Team as Dr. Larry Tranel, ISU Extension and Outreach Dairy Specialist hosts “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”. These webinars will include how to analyze a dairy for profits and the profitability of various dairy systems to focus on conventional, hybrid grazing dairy systems on Sept. 19 and the organic and organic “grass-fed” dairy systems on Sept. 26. These webinars are sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and North Central Risk Management Education Center. If you’d like to join the webinar, log onto https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/isuedairy , or if you would like more information contact Larry Tranel at tranel@iastate.edu, 563-583-6496 or Jenn Bentley at jbentley@iastate.edu, 563-382-2949
78th Minnesota Nutrition Conference at 1:00 PM on 9/20/2017
Start Time: 9/20/2017 1:00:00 PM
The 78th Minnesota Nutrition Conference at City Center Hotel, Mankato, Minn., kicks off on Wed., Sept. 20 at 1 p.m. with four internationally known speakers who will address “The Future of Animal Production”. A dietitian, Ms. Leah McGrath of Ingles Supermarkets in Asheville, NC, will deliver a keynote on “Food Fiction vs Food Fact: Understanding the Consumer and the Conversation”. This topic will lay the groundwork for the other speakers to address “Technologies to Reduce Reliance on Antibiotics” (Dr. Clayton Johnson, Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd, Carthage, IL), “Incorporating Animal Comfort and Welfare Measures in Livestock Production” (Dr. Courtney Daigle, Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University), and “Economic and Societal Drivers Shaping the Future of the U.S. Beef Industry” (Thomas Peters, Superior Attitude Livestock Technologies, LLC, Oregon, IL). Within each of the species sessions (equine, non-ruminant and ruminant) scheduled to start on Thurs., Sept. 21 at 8:30 a.m., experts in the fields of nutrition, forage growth and management, immunology, microbiology, and nutrition and gut microbiota interactions will deliver highly educational and motivating talks that will coincide with the theme of the general session. Highlights of these talks across the various sessions include boosting the immune system of horses with nutrition, minerals in the diets of beef and dairy cattle and horses, vitamin nutrition of horses and pigs, dairy and beef production systems, nutrient management of cows milked by robotic machines, amino acid nutrition of pigs and poultry, and nutrition-immunity interactions in horses and pigs. The 78th Minnesota Nutrition Conference is proud to be partnering with DuPont for the Pre-conference Symposium on Sept. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the same venue. In keeping with the theme of the general session, our partners at DuPont chose the topic “Nutrition in the Future”. Highlights of the Pre-conference Symposium talks include use of enzymes in animal nutrition, animal-gut-microbiome interactions, and strategies to improve production efficiency in beef and dairy cattle. Register online at https://www.regonline.com/78MNNUTRITION.
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