Carver County Dairy Expo Feb. 17

Perennial favorite Mike Hutjens will give the keynote and discuss feed strategies.

Published on: Jan 20, 2014

The 22nd annual Carver County Dairy Expo will be held Monday, February 17, at Central High School in Norwood Young America.

The one-day Dairy Expo will begin with registration at 9 a.m. and will feature educational speakers, a trade show, a catered lunch and door prizes for a $10 registration fee. Students are encouraged to attend for $5 and to check with their Ag Ed instructor for extra credit opportunities.

Last year, the Carver County Dairy Expo attracted visitors from 27 Minnesota counties.

The event is open to all dairy farmers, students and agriculture professionals. Along with attending education sessions and browsing the trade show, visitors enjoy the opportunity to network with peers, industry professionals and educators.

Carver County Dairy Expo Feb. 17
Carver County Dairy Expo Feb. 17

Mike Hutjens, University of Illinois Extension dairy specialist, will deliver this year's Keynote Address. He also will examine "Strategies with Today's Feed and Milk Prices" during the break-out sessions.

Jeff Weyers from Vi-COR will discuss troubleshooting options for mixed rations.

Calf barn ventiliation will be highlighted by University of Minnesota Extension engineer Kevin Janni.

Veterinarian Jeremy Schefers will present research on calf health, and Jim Salfer, Extension educator, will speak about the cost of raising heifers.

Alfalfa, grasses and cover crops will be looked at by Extension educator Jim Paulson.

Admission covers the cost of lunch, lecture proceedings and entry into several raffle drawings.

For more information or to register for the event visit http://z.umn.edu/expo2014

Or, call Carver County Extension at (952) 466-5300.