The Kentuckiana Dairy Exchange, hosted by Purdue University and the University of Kentucky, will offer producers a chance to tour four dairy operations and hear the latest dairy management information.

The event, which takes place Aug. 3-4 in Russellville, Ky., is designed to be a forum for attendees to share ideas and information from their own farms.

"The Kentuckiana Dairy Exchange is an event designed to bring dairy producers and industry professionals together to learn more about the many facets of the industry," says Tamilee Nennich, Purdue extension dairy specialist. "The goal is to provide participants an opportunity to both visit dairy operations and learn more from university specialists about important dairy related topics."

The speakers are experts in areas related to dairy management. Presentation topics and speakers are:

  • Reproduction economics, Nicole Olynk, Purdue extension agricultural economist. 
  • Transition cows, Jon Townsend, Purdue extension veterinarian. 
  • Harvesting and storage equipment, Dennis Buckmaster, Purdue extension agricultural engineer.

"We are excited to showcase the broad range of information and technical support available to dairy producers," Nennich says.

Tour facilities are the JP Robertson Dairy, Sam Coblentz Dairy, Jimmy and Mary Lou Wright Dairy, Robey Family Dairy and Chaney's Dairy Barn. The operations offer a range of sizes, breeds and specialties.

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Source: Purdue University