Penn State Dairy Alliance is launching a new webinar series that will explore new and emerging dairy technologies, as well as the risks and benefits of adopting them. Called “Technology Tuesdays,” the series will launch April 27 with a look at heat stress abatement alternatives.
 
“In the next five to ten years, many of our Pennsylvania dairies will be faced with the challenge of either modernizing or expanding their business model. Existing and emerging technologies will play a big role in that process and every dairy producer must think about the risks and benefits that technology adoption will have for his or her business,” explains Brad Hilty, information management specialist with Penn State Dairy Alliance.
 
Technology Tuesdays will be offered this spring and summer. It is designed for dairy producers, dairy managers, and agribusiness professionals. Each session will be offered live, online, free of charge. The series kicks off April 27, 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time), and includes two presentations:
 
John Tyson, agricultural engineer with Penn State Cooperative Extension, will present “Heat Abatement Alternatives: Lots of ways, which one is best for your dairy?” The session will explore which method or methods best fit your farm’s facilities and management, while being a good economic investment.
 
In his presentation titled “Evaluating the Risks and Benefits of Technology Adoption,” Hilty will demonstrate how producers can use a partial budget to evaluate the economic risks and benefits of adopting a technology.
 
There is no fee to participate in this program, but advance registration is required. To register, call the Dairy Alliance office at (888) 373-7232 or email: askdairyalliance@psu.edu 

More information.
 
This program is presented by Penn State Dairy Alliance, a Cooperative Extension initiative, with support from the Northeast Center for Risk Management Education.

Source: Penn State Dairy Alliance