Organic Dairy Day in Minnesota Features NCR-SARE Grant Recipient
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 for Organic Dairies"
11:00-12:00 a.m. - Keynote: Francis Thicke, Iowa Organic Dairy Producer - “Organic Dairy -Challenges and Developments”
12:00-12:45 p.m. - Lunch Provided
12:45-1:00 p.m. - Roger Blobaum - CERES Trust, "Organic Research Comments"
1:00-1:50 p.m. - Dr. Silvia Abel-Caines, Ruminant Nutritionist, "Organic Valley Nutrition for Grazing and Organic Dairy Cattle"
2:00-3:00 p.m. - U of MN Organic Dairy Field Tour Stops
- Grazing and Supplementation Strategies, Fly Management with Jeff Duchene and Jim Paulson and Roger Moon
- Group Feeding Organic Dairy Calves Once a Day with Brad Heins
- Raising Organic Dairy Steers with Elizabeth Bjorklund
Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) GNC12-150, Effect of Growth Meat Quality, and Profitability of Organically Raised Dairy-Beef Steers.