22nd annual Carver County Dairy Expo set for Feb. 17

The 22nd annual Carver County Dairy Expo will be held on Monday, Feb. 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, trade show, catered lunch and door prizes for a $10 registration fee.
Students are encouraged to attend for $5 and check with their Ag Ed instructor for extra credit opportunities.
A strong tradition in Carver County, we served dairy producers from 27 Minnesota counties in 2013. Dairy farmers, students and agriculture professionals attend education sessions, browse the trade show, network with peers, industry and educators and enjoy camaraderie associated with a long-standing event such as this.
Mike Hutjens will deliver this year’s Keynote Address. Dr. Hutjens will also 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. Calves and their well-being will be highlighted by Extension Engineer, Kevin Janni with calf barn ventilation.
Jeremy Schefers, DVM 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 contact Carver County Extension at (952) 466-5300.