Grazing Brown-Bagger Teleconference
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[FEB. 1, 2007]
URBANA -- A select group of internationally
known speakers will share the latest information on dairy grazing in
a teleconference series sponsored by University of Illinois
Extension on four consecutive Fridays in March.
The "Dairy Grazing Brown-Bagger Teleconference" is designed for
dairy producers who have introduced grazing on their farms or
are considering it, according to Dave Seibert, U of I Extension
animal systems educator based in East Peoria.
refers to the fact that the program will be held from noon to
1:15 p.m., and dairy producers can listen to the program in
their home offices and view the accompanying PowerPoint
presentations on their home computers," he said.
The enrollment is limited to the first 25 registrants and can
be completed by contacting Seibert at 309-694-7501 or by e-mail
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Dates and topics:
March 9 --
"Transition to and Strategies for Pasture-based Feeding Systems
in Illinois," Lawrence Muller, Penn State University.
March 16 --
"Supplementation of Pasture Forages to Optimize Production and
Reproduction in a Pasture-based Dairy System," Mike Hutjens, U
of I Extension dairy specialist.
March 23 -- "Specie
Selection and Management with Emphasis on Productivity and
Longevity for Pasture-based Dairy System," Keith Johnson, Purdue
March 30 -- "Thinking Outside the Box
with a Pasture-based Dairy System," Dave Forgey, Logansport
(Text from file received from
of Illinois Extension)