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World Dairy Expo seminars address hot industry topics

Topics include robotic milking systems, transition cow health and consumer perceptions.

August 15, 2017

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LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES: Seminars will be showcased Oct. 3-7 in the Mendota 2 meeting room, located in the Exhibition Hall at World Dairy Expo.

This year’s World Dairy Expo seminars include topics on robotic milking systems, A2 milk, transition cow health, mycotoxins in feedstuffs, consumer perceptions, cover crops and future farm labor.

Continuing education credits are obtainable by members of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) and the American Association of State Veterinary Boards-RACE Program (RACE). All seminars offer CECs of ARPAS (1) and RACE (1).

Seminars will be showcased Oct. 3-7 in the Mendota 2 meeting room, located in the Exhibition Hall. Additionally, all seminars will be recorded and available for online viewing upon completion.

Following is the schedule of Expo seminars:

Oct. 3, 1 p.m.
“Building a Stronger Dairy Producer-Banker Relationship”
Arthur Moessner, vice president, Dairy Team lead, American AgCredit
Sponsored by Compeer Financial

Oct. 4, 11 a.m.
“Economics of Robotic Milking Systems”
Dr. Larry Tranel, dairy specialist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach; Lance and Jonna Schutte, owners, Jo-Lane Dairy; Doug Gernes, owner, Gernes Dairy LLC
Sponsored by Quality Liquid Feeds Inc.

Oct. 4, 1 p.m.
“Making Sense of Dairy and Anti-Inflammation: Yogurt, Obesity and A2 Milk”
Dr. Bradley Bolling, assistant professor, Department of Food Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Oct. 5, 11 a.m.
“Health and Immunity in Transition Cows”
Dr. Marcus Kehrli, director, National Animal Disease Center, USDA Agricultural Research Service
Sponsored by Phibro Animal Health Corp.

Oct. 5, 1 p.m.
“Limiting Mold and Mycotoxin Problems in Dairy Herds”
Dr. Lon Whitlow, professor emeritus, North Carolina State University
Sponsored by Feed Supervisor Software

Oct. 6, 11 a.m.
“Consumer and Public Perceptions of the U.S. Dairy Industry: Implications for Practices, Policy and Market Demand”
Dr. Christopher Wolf, professor, Michigan State University

Oct. 6, 1 p.m.
“Cover Crop Management for Dairy Producers”
Dr. Karla Hernandez, forages field specialist, South Dakota State University Extension

Oct. 7, 11 a.m.
“Who Will Work on America’s Farms in 2025?”
Dr. Don Albrecht, director, Western Rural Development Center

For over five decades, the global dairy industry has been meeting in Madison for World Dairy Expo. Crowds of nearly 75,000 people from more than 100 countries attended the annual event in 2016. Expo will return Oct. 3-7 as attendees and exhibitors are encouraged to “Discover New Dairy Worlds.” Visit or follow on Facebook and Twitter (@WDExpo or #WDE2017) for more information.  

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