Program set For Heart of America Dairy Expo
The program is set for the new multi-state regional Heart of America Dairy Expo and trade show scheduled for Jan. 25 to 26, 2013, at the Ramada Oasis Hotel and Convention Center in Springfield, Mo. It is open to all dairy farmers and allied industry.
The Jan. 25 morning program kicks off with Dr. Max Hawkins of Noblesville, Ind., who will present "Nutrition Technology Opportunity in a Challenging Crop Year."
Following Hawkins will be Dr. Michael K. Moore, Novartis Animal Health, with "Are Your Vaccinations Causing Reproduction Problems?"
The morning program concludes with Rick Short of Central Life Sciences from Romance, Ark., addressing "Heifer Mastitis-Economics, Prevention, Treatment."
During the luncheon, sponsored by Hiland Dairy Foods, Missouri Agribusiness Association, Missouri Pork Association and Purina Animal Health, Dr. Scott Brown of the University of Missouri will present "Market Outlook--What's in the Cards for Dairy."
A top producer panel will follow lunch and feature four Missouri dairy farmers talking about what they did this summer to combat the effects of the drought on their dairy herd and their plans for 2013. The panel will represent all options for dairy farming, from rotational grazing to an inside feeding operation, and be moderated by Joe Horner of the University of Missouri.
Following the producer panel will be Dana Brooks, senior vice president of government relations for the National Milk Producers Federation in Washington, D.C. Brooks will speak on "Dairy Policy--Where Do We Go From Here?
Missouri's five dairy breed organizations will hold their annual meetings and board meetings Jan. 26, followed by a luncheon sponsored by the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives and the Missouri Soybean Program.
The Expo's trade show will feature the latest dairy technology and information from over 50 exhibitors.
Registration is free for dairy farmers and their families but meal reservations are required for the luncheons. For more information and reservations, register online at www.heartofamericadairy.org.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 636-519-9300.