Feb 16: Delmarva Dairy Day

January 10, 2012 under CANR News, Cooperative Extension

Delmarva Dairy Day returns to Hartly Fire Hall in Hartly, Delaware this year on Thursday February 16, 2012 from 9:30 am- 2:30 pm.  The educational program features well known experts from across the region speaking on current issues facing the industry and an opportunity for nutrient management certification credits.

Marco Lopez from Vicor will be speaking on Optimal Parlor Techniques.  Jon Garber, from University of Pennsylvania will cover Protocols for Optimizing Somatic Cell Counts.  Following lunch by the Ladies Auxiliary and visiting with exhibitors and sponsors, Eric Young from the Miner Institute will talk about Best Nutrient Management Practices for the Crop, Cow and Farm followed by a talk from Eric Reid of Old Mill Troy on Maximizing Milk Production Through Forage Quality.  1.0 Delaware Nutrient Management certification credits will be awarded to attendees.

Participants will have the opportunity to visit with dairy industry vendors throughout the day and the University of Delaware will be offering tastes of their University of Delaware Creamery ice cream, manufactured at the UDairy Creamery on campus from milk produced by the UD dairy herd located in Newark.

Program registration is free and open to any producer or industry professional on the shore however attendees are asked to RSVP to Carol Hrupsa, at (302) 730-4000 or carolm@udel.edu by February 3rd so that they have an accurate count for set up and lunches.  If you have any special needs in accessing this program, please notify Carol in advance so that your needs can be accommodated.

Cooperative Extension Education in Agriculture and Home Economics, University of Delaware, Delaware State University and the United States Department of Agriculture cooperating.  Distributed in furtherance of Acts of Congress of May 8 and June 30, 1914.  It is the policy of the Delaware Cooperative Extension System that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin.

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