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U of I Extension Center NewsJan. 14, 2015


2015 Dairy Summit

A regional Illinois dairy meeting sponsored by Illinois Milk Producers Association and the University of Illinois Extension is scheduled at Kaskaskia College outside Centralia on January 22, 2015.

The program theme is “Economic Opportunities” including feeding check list, update on MPP and CAFO programs, U of IL research, dairy survey results, and a generation transfer producer panel.

The schedule for the January 22 session at Kaskaskia College in Centralia follows:

9:30 to 10:00 a.m.                       

Registration and Booth Visiting

10:00 to 10:15 a.m.

Welcome and CAFO Regulations Update – Jim Fraley, IMPA

10:15 to 11:00 a.m.

Your Feeding Checklist for 2015 – Mike Hutjens, UIUC, Dairy Specialist, emeritus

11:00 to 11:30 a.m.

U of I Research Roundup – Phil Cardoso, UIUC Dairy Specialist

11:30 to noon

Dairy Margin Protection Program – Get Ready for 2015! – John Newton, UIUC

Noon to 12:15 p.m.

Introduction of Booth Sponsors and Extension Personnel – Dave Fischer, Dairy Summit Coordinator

12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

Lunch and Booth Visits

1:15 to 1:30 p.m.                         

Your Dairy Check Off at Work – Monica Nyman, St. Louis District Dairy Council, Joyce Fikri, St. Louis District Dairy Council, Marla Behrends, Midwest Dairy Association

1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. 

Dairy Focus Team – How Does Your Farm Stack Up? – Phil Cardoso, UIUC Extension

2:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. 

Panel: Generational Transfer of the Dairy Farm – Dave Fischer, Dairy Summit Coordinator. Hear from a local dairy farm  family and learn what they are doing to transfer their farming enterprise to the next generation of dairymen.

2:45 p.m. to 2:55 p.m.


2:55 p.m.


Cost for registration is $12 by January 12. After January 12, or at the door, registration is $15. For details and registration, go to or call 309-557-3703.


Extension Events


15 Small Farms Webinar Series

17 4-H Sewing Club, SIU/U of I Extension Forestry Hike, Murphysboro, U of I Herb Day, Urbana

21-22 Crop Management Conference, Mt. Vernon

22 Putting Small Acres To Work, Benton, Washington County Master Gardeners Meeting, Small Farms Webinar Series, Dairy Summit, Kaskaskia College

24 Composting Workshop, Mt. Vernon

26 4-H Animal Science Committee

27 4-H Federation meeting, Master Gardener Training, Breese

28 Certified Livestock Manager Training, Breese

29 Certified Livestock Manager Training, Nashville, Small Farms Webinar Series

30 Registration closes for Master Naturalist Training

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, contact the extension office at (618)327-8881

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