The University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center will present a free Organic Dairy Day on August 7, 2012. The field tour will include NCR-SARE Graduate Student Grant Program recipient, Elizabeth Bjorklund's 2012 project, "Effect of Growth Meat Quality, and Profitability of Organically Raised Dairy-Beef Steers."
9:30-10:00 a.m. - Registration
10:00-10:10 a.m. - Welcome - Brad Heins, Lee Johnston, Asst. Commissioner of Agriculture
10:10-11:00 a.m. - Roger Moon, Dept. of Entomology, University of Minnesota, "Fly Management...Read More
Mrill Ingram and Karl Hakanson of UW-Madison created a website, "A Farmer's Guide to Sustainability," to share the results of their NCR-SARE Research and Education grant project comparing the sustainability of several farm environmental programs.
This research project studied six dairy farms managed under six different environmental programs. The main objective was to learn from successful farmers what the necessary conditions for bringing about a more sustainable agriculture might be.
On their website, you can watch a video about their project, view a PowerPoint presentation they...Read More