Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association offers dairy promotion grants
The Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program will provide grassroots promotion grants of up to $250 for local dairy promotion efforts. Dairy farmers planning to conduct local dairy promotion events in 2014 are encouraged to apply soon. Grants are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Events sponsored by the grants must enhance knowledge of the dairy industry and/or the health and nutrition benefits of milk and dairy products; be a consumer-focused event or project; and applicants must be dairy farmers in the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program service area.
Contact Stephanie Roscinski at email@example.com or (717) 226-8105 with questions and/or to obtain a grant application. Applications are also available at dairyspot.com in the “For Farmers” section.
Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program are the local planning and management organizations funded by dairy farmer checkoff dollars. They work closely with Dairy Management Inc.™ and are responsible for increasing demand for dairy products on behalf of Mid-Atlantic dairy farmers. For more information, visit www.dairyspot.com.
Source: Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association
North Florida/South Georgia dairy meetings scheduled
Several dairy meetings are schedule for north Florida and southern Georgia in February. They include:
• Friday, Feb. 21 – IFAS Okeechobee Dairy Update, Okeechobee County Extension Office, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come learn about calving and calf management, keeping the udder healthy, hypocalcemia disease risks and controlling pesky house flies. RSVP to Courtney Davis at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or 863-763-6469 for free lunch.
• Tuesday, Feb. 25, North Florida/South Georgia Dairy Update, Brooks County Extension Office, Quitman, Ga., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dr. Lon Whitlow will be speaking on "Mycotoxins: Key Stress Factors Affecting Herd Health and Performance." Contact Mary Sowerby at (386) 362-2771 or mailto:email@example.com by Feb. 19 to reserve your free lunch.
• Wednesday, Feb. 26, IFAS North Florida Dairy Update, Hatch Park Community Center, Branford, Fla., 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Topics include economics of stocking density, mycotoxin stress, calving management and calf care, and disease risks of hypocalcemia. Lunch is sponsored by Prince Agri-Products, Inc. Contact Mary Sowerby at (386) 362-2771 or mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 24 to reserve your free lunch.