Register today for 2014 I-29 Dairy Conference

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The Annual I-29 Dairy Conference will be held in Sioux Falls at the Best Western Ramkota Inn & Conference Center Jan. 15-16, 2014.

Registration fee is $45 per person and includes Wednesday evening meal / keynote address and all programs/breaks/lunch on Thursday. Milk Producers Association of North Dakota (MPA-ND) will pay the $45 tuition for each member attending. South Dakota Dairy Producers (SDDP) will pay the $45 tuition for each member attending. Western Iowa Dairy Alliance (WIDA) will pay the $45 tuition for each member attending. College/Technical School students received a reduced rate of $20 tuition for the conference for each member attending.

To register online or download conference information including the program agenda, visit http://igrow.org/ or contact Tracey Erickson (Renelt), SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist with any questions at or call 605-882-5140.

The Best Western Ramkota Inn & Conference Center is located at 3200 West Maple Street Sioux Falls, SD (Exit 81 off I-29 South of I-90). To make a lodging reservation at Ramkota Inn, call 605-336-0650. Reserve your room by December 26th, 2014. Mention "SDSU Dairy Science-I29 Conference" to get the conference rate of $89.99 (single) & $99.99 (double occupancy) plus tax.

The theme for this year's conference is SDSU Extension Moo-University Educating & Ag-Vocating for the Future. Conference agenda is as follows:

Wednesday, January 15, 2014  
4:45-7:00 PM CST Registration East Lobby
5:00 PM CST Exhibits Open East Lobby
5:30 PM CST Social Washington Room
6:00 PM CST Dinner Washington Rooom
7:00 PM CST Keynote When City and Country Collide,
Amanda Radke, Livestock advocate and blogger
Thursday, January 16, 2014  
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM CST Registration East Lobby
8:00 - 9:00 AM Vendors East Lobby
9:00 AM CST Welcome and Introduction  
9:10 AM CST   Understanding the Energy Audit Program and the Impact it can have on Your Dairy,
Nicole DelSasso, Farm Energy Efficiency Mgr., Innovation Center for US Dairy
10:00 AM CST   Affordable Health Care Act: Options for You, Your Dairy & Your Employees,
Janice Lewis, Avera Health, Sioux Falls, SD
10:45 AM CST Break & Vendors East Lobby
11:10 AM CST   Latest in Herd Health Recommendations for Your Dairy
King Hickman, DVM, GPS Dairy Consulting
12:00 PM CST Lunch Washington Room
     
1:10 PM CST   First Round of Breakout Sessions
    Succession Planning: Where Do We Start? in Roosevelt Room
Melissa R. O'Rourke, ISU Farm & Agribusiness Management Specialist
    Evaluating Energy Use Changes in the Barn in Lincoln Room
Erin Cortus, SDSU Extension Specialist, Environmental Quality
Jim Salfer, U of M, Regional Extension Educator
    Dairy Utilization of Cover Crops in Your Dairy Operation in Jefferson Room
Kent Solberg, MN Sustainable Farming Association
2:00 PM CST Break & Vendors East Lobby
2:15 PM CST   Second Round of Breakout Sessions
    Succession Planning: Where Do We Start? in Roosevelt Room
Melissa R. O'Rourke, ISU Farm & Agribusiness Management Specialist
    Understanding the New I-9 Documentation Process. in Lincoln Room
Rob Holcomb, U of M, Extension Educator-Ag Business Management
    Understanding the Nuts and Bolts of an Energy Audit. in Jefferson Room
Nicole DelSasso, Farm Energy Efficiency Mgr., Innovation Center for US Dairy,
Kyle Clark, EnSave, technical service provider for USDA/NRCS,
Rebecca MacLeod, USDA/NRCS Liaison.
     


The I-29 Dairy Conference is a multi-state educational venue with the following coordinating partners: South Dakota State University Extension Service, Southwest Minnesota Dairy Profit Group, North Dakota State University Extension Service, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, University of Minnesota Extension, and Midwest Dairy Association.

To learn more and register on-line visit iGrow.

The Annual I-29 Dairy Conference will be held in Sioux Falls at the Best Western Ramkota Inn & Conference Center Jan. 15-16, 2014.

Registration fee is $45 per person and includes Wednesday evening meal / keynote address and all programs/breaks/lunch on Thursday. Milk Producers Association of North Dakota (MPA-ND) will pay the $45 tuition for each member attending. South Dakota Dairy Producers (SDDP) will pay the $45 tuition for each member attending. Western Iowa Dairy Alliance (WIDA) will pay the $45 tuition for each member attending. College/Technical School students received a reduced rate of $20 tuition for the conference for each member attending.

To register online or download conference information including the program agenda, visit http://igrow.org/ or contact Tracey Erickson (Renelt), SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist with any questions at or call 605-882-5140.

The Best Western Ramkota Inn & Conference Center is located at 3200 West Maple Street Sioux Falls, SD (Exit 81 off I-29 South of I-90). To make a lodging reservation at Ramkota Inn, call 605-336-0650. Reserve your room by December 26th, 2014. Mention "SDSU Dairy Science-I29 Conference" to get the conference rate of $89.99 (single) & $99.99 (double occupancy) plus tax.

The theme for this year's conference is SDSU Extension Moo-University Educating & Ag-Vocating for the Future. Conference agenda is as follows:

Wednesday, January 15, 2014    
4:45-7:00 PM CST Registration East Lobby
5:00 PM CST Exhibits Open East Lobby
5:30 PM CST Social Washington Room
6:00 PM CST Dinner Washington Rooom
7:00 PM CST Keynote When City and Country Collide,
Amanda Radke, Livestock advocate and blogger
Thursday, January 16, 2014    
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM CST Registration East Lobby
8:00 - 9:00 AM Vendors East Lobby
9:00 AM CST Welcome and Introduction  
9:10 AM CST   Understanding the Energy Audit Program and the Impact it can have on Your Dairy,
Nicole DelSasso, Farm Energy Efficiency Mgr., Innovation Center for US Dairy
10:00 AM CST   Affordable Health Care Act: Options for You, Your Dairy & Your Employees,
Janice Lewis, Avera Health, Sioux Falls, SD
10:45 AM CST Break & Vendors East Lobby
11:10 AM CST   Latest in Herd Health Recommendations for Your Dairy
King Hickman, DVM, GPS Dairy Consulting
12:00 PM CST Lunch Washington Room
     
1:10 PM CST   First Round of Breakout Sessions
    Succession Planning: Where Do We Start? in Roosevelt Room
Melissa R. O'Rourke, ISU Farm & Agribusiness Management Specialist
    Evaluating Energy Use Changes in the Barn in Lincoln Room
Erin Cortus, SDSU Extension Specialist, Environmental Quality
Jim Salfer, U of M, Regional Extension Educator
    Dairy Utilization of Cover Crops in Your Dairy Operation in Jefferson Room
Kent Solberg, MN Sustainable Farming Association
2:00 PM CST Break & Vendors East Lobby
2:15 PM CST   Second Round of Breakout Sessions
    Succession Planning: Where Do We Start? in Roosevelt Room
Melissa R. O'Rourke, ISU Farm & Agribusiness Management Specialist
    Understanding the New I-9 Documentation Process. in Lincoln Room
Rob Holcomb, U of M, Extension Educator-Ag Business Management
    Understanding the Nuts and Bolts of an Energy Audit. in Jefferson Room
Nicole DelSasso, Farm Energy Efficiency Mgr., Innovation Center for US Dairy,
Kyle Clark, EnSave, technical service provider for USDA/NRCS,
Rebecca MacLeod, USDA/NRCS Liaison.
     


The I-29 Dairy Conference is a multi-state educational venue with the following coordinating partners: South Dakota State University Extension Service, Southwest Minnesota Dairy Profit Group, North Dakota State University Extension Service, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, University of Minnesota Extension, and Midwest Dairy Association.

To learn more and register on-line visit iGrow.

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