New York: Low-stress dairy cattle handling clinic set
A Low Stress Cattle Handling Clinic will be held Aug. 5, at Spring Hope Dairy, Stanley, NY. This innovative program uses live cow and calf handling demonstrations to inform dairy producers about the importance and benefits of proper cattle handling throughout each life cycle. Creating and managing movement is the key to effective dairy cattle handling and plays a critical role in both cattle well-being and worker safety.
Led by talented presenter and renowned stockmanship instructor, Curt Pate, this special event focuses on handling methods to improve dairy cattle movement through all parts of the dairy facility, from freestall to parlor, bedded pack and maternity pens, to loading and hauling. Special emphasis will be placed on effective cattle handling to improve cow comfort and productivity.
Registration is at 10 a.m.; the program will run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There training is free and lunch will follow the event. Preregistration is required. Contact the NY Beef Council at 315.339.6922 or email email@example.com.
Maryland: LEAD applicants sought
The LEAD Maryland Foundation, Inc. (LEAD) is seeking applicants for its next class of LEAD Fellows. Program information and the application are available at www.leadmaryland.org or the University of Maryland Extension’s website at http://extension.umd.edu/lead-maryland . Completed applications are due to LEAD by October 1, 2014 for participation in 2015-2016.
LEAD Maryland awards two-year fellowships to selected participants, creating classes of 20-25 emerging leaders. The LEAD fellowship curriculum focuses on providing public issues education, skills building, leadership development, and personal growth. Through program participation, Fellows become more equipped to solve problems, identify resources, engage and educate, and to provide leadership in shaping public policy and serving others.
During 2015 and 2016, LEAD Class IX will complete a series of nine multi-day seminars held at locations throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C.; and the Fellows will participate in a travel study tour.
For more information, call the LEAD office at 410.827.8056 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CDE plans dairy financial and risk management conference
The Center for Dairy Excellence will host its fourth annual Dairy Financial and Risk Management Conference on Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Central Penn Business Conference, Summerdale, Pa., just outside of Harrisburg. The event is held annually to provide dairy lenders and financial consultants with insight and strategies to help their dairy clients improve profitability.