The 55th annual UW-Extension Cow College program series is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, January 10th in Clintonville. The Cow College is a series of educational programs offered three consecutive Tuesday’s in January, which are the 10th, 17th, and 24th.
The first two sessions will be held at Fox Valley Technical College in Clintonville, as the final program will include several farm tours.
The fist session on the 10th runs from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. and features guest presenters from the Dairy Science Department at UW-Madison. They will be discussing new research on the economics of dry cow therapy and ways to achieve better pregnancy rates in high producing cows.
According to UW-Extension Agriculture Agent Greg Blonde, these strategies prove important when milk prices are low and dairy farm profitability is limited. The goal of Cow College is to connect dairy farmers and industry representatives with resources from the UW system and sharing the latest research and information affecting the industry today.
All dairy producers are welcome to attend and the cost is only $5 per session. Advanced registration is required by contacting Greg Blonde at (715) 258-6230.