The Green County Milk Quality Council, in cooperation with UW-Extension, will be sponsoring the 19th Annual Green County Dairy Management Seminar on Friday, Jan.5. The seminar will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be held in a new location this year, the Auditorium of the Green County Agriculture Building, 2841 6th St, Monroe.
The featured speaker for this year's program will be Dr. Mike Hutjens, Extension Dairy Specialist, University of Illinois. Dr Hutjens is a very popular speaker with dairy producers. Hutjens will speak on three topics. They will include "Meeting the Starch Challenge: Distillers Grains and $3/bushel Corn"; "Measuring Economic Impactors: Feed Efficiency, Economic Benchmarks, and MUN"; and "Transition Cow Feeding Strategies." Mark Mayer , UW-Extension Agriculture Agent will also provide an overview of Wisconsin's new Large Farm Siting Regulations that took effect this fall and have replaced Green County's large farm ordinance.
Due to sponsorships by many local businesses the advance registration fee is only $5 and includes lunch. Registrations are due to the Green County UW-Extension Office by December 29, 2006. An additional $2 late fee will be charged for registrations received after this date. Enrollment is limited to the first 80 participants who register.
Registration brochures are available at most Green County area dairy supply and service businesses or can be obtained via the internet at green.uwex.edu or by contacting Mark Mayer, UW-Extension Agriculture Agent for Green County @ (608) 328-9440.