As the challenging year of 2020 comes to an end, dairy farmers are encouraged to tune in on Nov. 4 to the latest installment of the I-29 Moo University webinar series. This webinar will provide an update on USDA farm programs that impact dairy farming during the pandemic. The “Moo U” webinar series is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and the Extension services of other nearby states.
Megan Roberts, University of Minnesota Extension ag business management specialist, will deliver the presentation live from noon to 1 p.m. “And there is no registration fee,” says Fred Hall, ISU Extension dairy specialist. “All you have to do is tune in via the internet, and you can watch, listen and learn.”
Roberts is a University of Minnesota Extension educator in ag business management. Her roots in agriculture come from growing up on a dairy farm. She now resides on a hog and crop farm in southern Minnesota, with her husband and son.
New federal programs
“This presentation will dive into what we do and don't know about this new crop of government programs as 2020 comes to an end,” Hall says. That includes the Paycheck Protection Program’s forgiveness application changes, income tax considerations and the upcoming Dec. 11 application deadline for Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2.
COVID-19 has brought many changes to farms and their financial operations, as well as several new government programs to decipher — PPP, CFAP 1 and 2, and employee sick leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
No registration is required. Producers can log on to the University of Minnesota’s Zoom page.
More dairy info
For more information, contact ISU’s Hall at 712-737-4230; Jim Salfer, University of Minnesota, at 320-203-6093; Tracey Erickson, South Dakota State University, at 608-882-5140; or Kim Clark, University of Nebraska Extension, at 402-350-5003.
The I-29 Moo University Collaboration was established in 2006 as a multistate learning community. The I-29 Moo University Collaboration connects Extension dairy staff and dairy producers from North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska to share research, information and management practices.Source: ISU, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.