Get a look at what your future might be like at the 7th annual I-29 Dairy Conference to be held Feb. 8-9 at the Best Western Ramkota in Sioux Falls.
Keynoting the conference is Stan Erwin, of Dairy Management, Inc., who will be talking about global issues facing dairies in the I-29 corridor; and Neil Baker, manager of Bakers Cheddar, Leaze Farm, South Somerset, who presenting information on sustainable practices they are using in their dairy in England.
Rounding out the conference is a risk management panel consisting of dairy producers, a corn grower and industry representatives; a presentation on dealing with high corn and oil prices; and a look at long-range weather forecasting.
Registration is $30 per person
The agenda is:
Wednesday, February 8
3:30–9 pm – Registration
5:00 pm -- Exhibits Open
5:30 pm – Social
6:00 pm – Dinner
7:00 pm -- Keynote: Global Issues Facing Your Future -- Stan Erwin, Dairy Management Inc.
Thursday, February 9
7:30 am – 2 p.m. Registration
8 am -- Meet the Vendors
9 am -- Interactive Session: Interpreting Sustainability. Here is What You Said!, James Paulson, University of Minnesota Extension educator
9:30 am -- Defining Dairy Sustainability In Europe: Let Me Show You Your Future, Neil Baker, manager, Bakers Cheddar, Leaze Farm, South Somerset, England.
10:15 am -- Break & Visit with Vendors
10:45 am -- Long-range Weather Forecasting: What is the New Climate Norm? -- Mark Seeley, University of Minnesota Extension climatologist.
11:45 am -- Break & connect with vendors
Noon – Lunch. How We Do It Across The Pond, Neil Baker, manager, Bakers Cheddar, Leaze Farm, South Somerset, England.
1 pm -- How are we going to feed cows in the future? Using $10 corn and $200 oil -- David Casper, South Dakota State University Dairy Science, assistant professor.
1:30 pm -- Don't Bet the Farm: Overview of Risk Management for Uncertain Times -- Marin Bozic. Marin Bozic, University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics, assistant professor. Facilitator: Tracey Renel, SDSU Extension dairy specialist.
1:50 pm -- Producer Panel: Midwestern Economic Resiliency: Milk pricing and input cost implications to me, now and in the future -- Dairy Producer: Bill & Merri Post, Minnesota; Dairy Producer: Jason Brockshuis, Iowa; Dairy Economist: Marin Bozic, University of Minnesota; Corn Grower: Paul Bertels, National Corn Growers Association; Dairy Industry: Stan Erwin, Dairy Management Inc. Facilitator: Tracey Renelt
3:10 pm -- Conference Closing & Evaluation
3:20 pm -- Break & Last Chance with Vendors
For more information, see www.igrow.org.Source: SDSU