"The dairy business continues to face challenging times," says Mike Hutjens, U of I Extension dairy specialist. "This program is designed to help producers make the most of their resources and remain a productive part of the dairy industry. Each meeting will feature advice from specialists on health, management, economics and feed strategies."
Joining Hutjens as presenters will be: U of I Extension’s Dick Wallace, dairy veterinarian; Geoff Dahl, dairy specialist; and Dave Fischer, dairy education, based in Edwardsville.
Those interested in attending should contact their local extension offices. The $5 registration fee covers the cost of each farm unit represented. All programs begin at 9:45 a.m., with the exception of the Jerseyville stop, which is set for 7:30 p.m.
Dates and locations are:
Jan. 7 – Effingham, Knights of Columbus Hall
Jan. 8 – Eureka, Eureka College, Cerf Center
Jan. 9 – Arthur, Yoder's Country Kitchen
Jan. 13 – Quincy, Adams County Farm Bureau Building
Jan. 13 – Jerseyville, Super 8 Motel (7:30 p.m.)
Jan. 14 – Okawville, Community Club Building
Jan. 15 – Breese, American Legion
Jan. 20 – Freeport, Highland Community College
Jan. 21 – Elizabeth, Community Center
Jan. 22 – Harvard, Stratford Inn
The series of one-day meetings is also sponsored by the U of I College of Veterinary Medicine, the U of I Department of Animal Sciences, and the Illinois Department of Public Health, Alternative Drug Residue Penalty Fund.