Spring Dairy Managers Meeting Planned for March 24

MEXICO, NY – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County is pleased to bring dairy farmers in the area the 2014 edition of the Spring Dairy Managers Meeting.

It will take place on March 24 at the Oswego County Federal Credit Union Community Room, located at 5828 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) in Mexico.

The cost to attend is $15 and includes lunch.

The program will begin at 10:30 a.m. and run until 2:30 p.m.

From milk quality to profitability to robotic milking systems, this wide-ranging program will offer practical ideas for dairy farmers to stay afloat in the tough times and capitalize when milk prices are good.

Pre-registration is required and must be done by March 20.

To register, please call Brenda at 315-963-7286 and send payment to Oswego CCE, 3288 Main St., Mexico, NY 13114.

Here is the agenda for the presentations:

10:30 a.m. – Jessica C. Scillieri Smith, DVM, Extension Veterinarian, Quality Milk – will discuss milk quality and seasonal changes

11:30 a.m. – Betsey L. Howland, Cornell PRO-DAIRY Program, Dairy Profit Monitor – will discuss financial record keeping and profitability

12:30 p.m. – Lunch – provided

1:30 p.m. – Kathy Barrett, Cornell PRO-DAIRY Program – will present about robotic milking systems and when these kinds of systems are a good choice for producers and how to manage them

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Its mission is to improve the quality of life for the community through education that is valuable to the lives of Oswego County residents.

For more information or to advise us if you have special needs please call 315-963-7286 or go online to www.thatscooperativeextension.org