Topics include cow comfort, bovine health and heifer feeding, said Joe Horner, University of Missouri Extension dairy economist.
Programs start with “Finding the Next Five Pounds of Milk” by Mike Hutjens, University of Illinois dairy nutritionist.
Joe Zulovich, MU Extension engineer will cover “Cow Comfort and Cooling.” Dave Drennan, MDA director, will give an update on the association and recognize sponsors. Joe Horner, MU Extension dairy economist, will talk on “Insuring Against Drought.” Scott Poock, MU Extension veterinarian, will cover health care, new and old. Hutjens returns to wrap up the seminar with economics of heifer feeding.
The $20 registration fee is payable on arrival at 9:30 a.m. Program ends at 3:30 p.m.
To assure a lunch, make reservations by Feb. 24 with local Extension contact.
Indiana regional dairy meetings set
The Purdue Extension Dairy Team will continue a series of free regional dairy meetings around Indiana in February. Other workshop hosts are the Indiana Dairy Producers and the Indiana Forage Council.
All meetings will run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. local time on the following dates:
• Feb. 4: Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds, Family Arts Building, 750 W. 200 S., Columbus. For more information: 812-379-1665.
• Feb. 5: The Log Inn, 12653 S. 200 E., Warrenton. For more information: 812-867-3216.
• Feb. 11: Farmstead Inn, 370 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana. For more information: 260-768-4595.
• Feb. 12: Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds, Ag Hall, 17746 E. C.R. 34, Goshen. For more information: 574-533-0554.
• Feb. 13: Back 40 Junction Restaurant, 1011 N. 13th St., Decatur. For more information: 260-724-3355.
Purdue Extension to host series on farm law and taxes
Purdue Extension will offer three February programs covering selected topics on farm law and taxes, as well as business and estate planning. Farm Law and Taxes with Estate and Business Transfer Planning programs will be presented by Gerry Harrison, Purdue Extension agricultural economist and member of the Indiana Bar Association.
Program sponsors are Purdue University Department of Agricultural Economics and the Purdue Extension offices in Harrison, Posey and Pike counties.
Program dates and cities:
• Feb. 19-20: 6:30-9:40 p.m. (EST) both days, Corydon.
• Feb. 20: from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (CST), Poseyville.
• Feb. 21: from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (EST), Petersburg.
Registration by Feb. 18 is required to attend any of the workshops. Registration forms with more information, including fees and program locations are available at www.agecon.purdue.edu/extension/programs/index/asp or by contacting the Purdue Extension offices in the host counties of Harrison, Posey and Pike. Forms and fees should be mailed to the Purdue Extension office of the host county.