At World Dairy Expo the latest research will be presented by the best in the dairy business. Eight free seminars will cover a variety of management topics including: efficiency, feed and milk prices, activity monitors, automated calf feeders, robots, social media, finances and transition cows.
Continuing education credits can be earned by members of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) and the American Association of State Veterinary Boards – RACE Program* (RACE). Additionally, all seminars will be available for viewing after they are presented at worlddairyexpo.com.
Seminars will be showcased each day, Tuesday through Saturday, in the Mendota 2 meeting room, in the Exhibition Hall. Badgerland Financial, GEA Farm Technologies, Inc., Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products, Nutrition Physiology Co. LLC, QualiTech Inc., SCR Dairy, Inc, and Sioux Automation Center Inc. are sponsors of this year's seminars. Following is a brief synopsis of each Expo Seminar.
Tuesday, October 1, 1 p.m.
“Dairy Sustainability: Why It’s Important for You and Your Operation”
Roberta Osborne, Manager, Farm Smart, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy
Dan Rice, Partner, Prairieland Dairy LLC
Sponsored by: Nutrition Physiology Co. LLC
Continuing Education Credits: ARPAS (1), RACE (1)
Every day on operations around the country, dairy producers are making changes that help them be more sustainable – in feed efficiency; herd management; manure management; and energy efficiency. Roberta Osborne and Dan Rice will discuss how these efforts not only help the bottom line, they lead to continuous improvement in conservation and resource management and strengthen the farm’s relationship with the local community.
Roberta Osborne is the manager of the Farm Smart project for the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy where she is responsible for the development of the Farm Smart tool that helps dairy producers improve a farm's bottom line and environmental impact. Prior to joining the Innovation Center, Osborne served as a dairy educator with an environmental focus at Michigan State University Extension. In that position she worked with 15 counties and held statewide responsibilities in environmental management.
Dan Rice is a partner of Prairieland Dairy, which earned the Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability Award in 2013 from the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. Prairieland’s cows produce meat, manure and milk and they have two business extensions. Prairieland Foods delivers local-source-verified farm-direct milk and dairy products from Prairieland Dairy; and Prairieland Gold, the farm’s composting operation, utilizes by-products and biodegradable waste to create soil amendments sold regionally.