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phf- E, 1A O A ...... ..... www.tricountynews.mn lIJ Jl_~ 1 ~ .. otM .... !'hursday, November 28, .2013 ................................................... .................. ,:. :, S The Midwest Dairy Expo will be held Dec. 3-4 at the River's Edge Center in St. Cloud. Admis- sion is free; so you're free to pick the pieces that are useful to you. A noon lunch can be purchased on-site. Look at the schedule with the whole family in mind, and employees too. For" example, it could be the person who does most of the work of taking care of calves who gains the most from the topic, "Keys to Raising Healthy Calves" - presented by Dr. San- dra Godden (University of Min- nesota) from 1:30-3 p.m. Tues- day, Dec. 3. On Dec. 4, from 8-12, Dr. Godden offers a lab workshop for using on-farm cultures for managing mastitis. Space is lim- ited, so check this out early. Jolene Brown is a highly regarded speaker in the agricul- tural arena and will provide two presentations on Tuesday, Dec. 3. At 8:30 a.m. she will talk about the challenge and significance of dealing with regulations, tech- nology, markets, employment and other issues. At 1:30-p.m-, her topic is "Been There Done • Raising Healthy Calves - byBozic, U of M Dan Martens Dr. SandraGodden, UofM. *Barn Stocking Densities- . Been There Done That - Dr. AlbertDeVries, U-Florida Univ. of Minnesota Extension Jolene Brown. • Make a Fresh Evergreen Table ::i: : ::::LtE :::::l~L • Virtual Farm Tour Q&A Arrangement-StaciKalthoff 3:30-4:30. This audio-visual will • Robots vs. Low-Cost Parlor That" - sharing tools and tips for runallday.Atthistime, theOwner - Jim Salfer moderates discus- .successful transition planning, of Cinnamon Ridge Dairy fromsion with two farm operators who Jolene always offers an interest- Donahue, Iowa will be on hand have made the choice. ing and helpful discussion about to talk about the farm andanswer • Virtual Farm Tour Q&A how families think about things questions. Cinnamon Ridge is a noon-1 p.m. and work through things that can 260 Jersey cow herd with a rolling • The Neighbors- Many dairy be awkward, difficult and some- herd average of 2i,234 pounds, producers like this opportunity times a source of real conflict. They use robotic milkers and pro- to kick things around with neigh- At 8:30 Tuesday, Dec. 3, Dan qess cheese on the farm. bors and people from other parts Rice from Prairieland Dairy will Tuesday Evening: Midwest of Minnesota in looking for ways discuss what "Sustainability" Dairy Expo Gala to make the best of things. means on their farm and how sus- Wednesday morning • Trade Show L This is also a tainability is a key to competing • Mootivational Breakfast, good opportunity to learn about in the next generation. 7-8 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4. Sandy products and services that might The 10:30 a.m. keynote Hansenwill give an enlightening be useful for your dairy farm. speaker, Dr. Dennis Schaffer, and encouraging message based Exhibitors also bring a wealth of Elanco Animal Health, will tell on her experience with losing her experience and information. how animal agriculture is signif-, husband. There is a registration fee for icant in providing better nutrition . Breakouts10-10:45 a.m. special activities at the Expo for millions of people around the • Dairy Exports - by Dr. Marin such as a pre-conference session, world who suffer from the lack of Bozic, U of M the Tuesday evening dinner but- good nutrition, and the impact of • Putting Sustainability to fet and gala, and a Wednesday that on quality oflife and national Work for You - Dan Rice, Prairi- morning "Moo[ivational Break- economies, eland Dairy fast." Pre-registration speeds the Tuesday afternoon 1:30-3 p.m. . • Rejuvenating your Yard & check-in process and helps with • Management Tools for DairyGarden - Staci Kalthoff, Thorn- planning adequately. Call (877) Reproduction - by Dr. Paul Fricke, sen's Greenhouse. 577-0741 or go to www.rnnmilk. University of Wisconsin • Research on Midwest Milking org, for more iriformation and • Genomics, Selective breeding Robots-Jim Salfer, U of M pre-registration. with beef, and other genetic strat- Breakouts 11-11:45 a.m. egies- by Dr. Albert DeVries, Uni- • Dairy Outlook on Produc- versity of Florida. tion, Prices and Policy- Dr. Marin $2.37 available for projects next Submit your proposals now for 2014 grant funding The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is ready to fuel innovative bioenergy proj- ects to the tune of $2.37 million in 2014. The enrollment period for the Bioenergy and Biochemical Grant program Request for Pro- posfils is up, running and ready for applicants. Examples of qual- ifying projects include current or future producers of biobased energy and organizations provid- ing onsite research of how these systems impact our environment and our economy. Anyone awarded a grant must contribute at least 50 per- cent to the total proposed bioen- ergy project cost. Proposals will be accepted until Jan. 10, 2014, and awardees will be notified in March. You can find the grant application on the MDA website: www.mda.state.mn.us/renewable/ nextgen,aspx, under the News and Updates heading. The appli~ cation also provides the fur details on qualifying projects and requirements. q SECURITY FOR YOUR LEGACY. Our agenls can help make buying life insurance easy. Ask about our free. no'obligation life insurance needs analysis. We offer a variety of policies to help protect your dreams. Thomas Ehlinger Agency, Inc. 39A Maus Drive #3 Kimball, MN 55353 Bus: (320) 398-3645 tehlinge@amfam.com Am~! icar: Fslni~y Life lri.-.'.urar~ce CGmDai%~. 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