Extension program offers help for managing high feed cost

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Managing the extreme volatility of milk and feed prices can be a challenge. 

The solution often involves examining the big picture: feed inventory, feed quality, cropping strategies (double cropping, adjusting acreage) and different ration approaches to optimize the use of home-raised feeds.

A Penn State Extension “train the trainer” program, "Cropping and Nutritional Strategies to Improve a Dairy Farm's Cash Flow," examines how adjustments to cropping strategies can turn a farm with a cash flow deficit into one that has cash surplus. Participants in the program will take a real farm and examine how adjustments to cropping strategies and the resulting ration program were able to turn the farm operation around.

Two dates offer a face-to-face workshop and a free online webinar: October 5 and October 23. These two workshops are from 9:00 a.m.-noon (EST).

The face-to-face workshop will be held at the Lebanon County Extension Office. Registration fee is $15 per person and covers the cost of training and materials.

The online webinar is free, but advance registration is required. Complete your registration no later than noon the day preceding the webinar.

Register here.

Source: Penn State Extension

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