Kaskaskia College to Host Illinois Dairy Summit February 23

​The 2017 Illinois Dairy Summit will once again be co-hosted by Kaskaskia College and will be held on Thursday February 23 in the Life Long Learning Center on the college campus.  The program theme is “Dairy Economics” and will feature dairy management information with helpful ideas on how to improve the bottom line in tough times.  Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with the first speaker at 10:00 a.m.
Speakers will include Mie Hutjens and Phil Cardoso, U of I Extension Dairy Specialists; Dick Wallace DVM, Zoetis Cattle Technical Services; and Larry Tranel, Iowa State University Dairy Field Specialist.  Program topics include: feeding the dairy herd economically, using genomic data to enhance profits, dairy cost of production, and successful transition period for the dairy cow.  Staff from Midwest Dairy Association and St. Louis District Dairy Council will provide an update on dairy checkoff programs.  In addition, numerous dairy industry service representatives will be attending to display their latest technology and management information.  Stop by their booths for a visit.
Summit registration fees will be $15.00 per person, which includes lunch and copy of the proceedings.  Fees will be collected at the door.  Students will be free.  Pre-registration will not be used this year.   The Illinois Dairy Summit, sponsored by Illinois Milk Producers’ Association and University of Illinois Extension, is an excellent opportunity to “take home” new ideas to put to work in your dairy operation.  Mark the date on your calendar and plan to attend.   
For more information, contact Dave Fischer, Illinois Dairy Summit Coordinator, at 618-830-4957. 

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