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