Dairy Webinars Continue in New Year

1/12/2013 7:00 AM

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Extension Dairy Team’s free online seminars continue in 2013, offering dairy producers, advisers and employees multiple opportunities for enhancing their farms’ profitability.

Both Friday Facilitator Forums and Technology Tuesdays are available to anyone with a computer and high speed Internet access, and are free but require registration by noon of the day preceding the first session a person wishes to be part of.

Friday Facilitator Forums are 10:30-11:30 a.m. Remaining topics and dates are:

Jan. 18 — Farm, Family and Fitting the “Right” People around the Table by John Frey, executive director, Center for Dairy Excellence.

Feb. 15 — Hot Topics for Teams by Lisa Holden, associate professor, Penn State Department of Animal Science.

March 15 — Having a Successful Advisory Team by Robert Goodling, Extension associate, Penn State Department of Animal Science.

To learn more about the series visit http://extension.psu.edu/animals/dairy/hr/educational-programs/facilitator. To register, visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/fridayfacilitatorforum.

Technology Tuesdays are 8:30-10 a.m. Remaining topics, dates and presenters are:

Jan. 22 — Using the Team Design Approach by Rob Goodling, Extension associate, Penn State Department of Animal Science.

Feb. 12 has been rescheduled for March 12. See below.

Feb. 26 — Transition Cow Housing and Management by Robert VanSaun, Penn State Extension veterinarian, and John Tyson, Penn State Extension engineer.

March 12 — Milking Center Layout and Components by Dan McFarland and John Tyson, Penn State Extension engineers.

March 26 — Feed Storage and Handling System Design by McFarland and Tyson.

April 9 — The Use of Existing Buildings by McFarland and Tyson.

April 23 — Animal Welfare and the Dairy Industry by McFarland and Tyson.

May 14 — Building Structures that Last by McFarland and Tyson.

All webinars will be recorded and posted online for later viewing at extension.psu.edu/animals/dairy.

This program is eligible for the following SmartStart credits from AgChoice Farm Credit: 2-4 webinars, 1 credit; 5-6 webinars, 2 credits; and 7-8 webinars, 3 credits.

For more information on the topics, visit http://extension.psu.edu/animals/dairy/health/educational-programs/technology. To register, visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/technologytuesdays.

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