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UW-Madison hosts dairy short course
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 12/08/2023

UW-Madison's College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) presents FISC Ag Forward, a new short course focusing on the dairy industry in a changing landscape. This program offers comprehensive training in advanced dairy production and management, industry trends, and career opportunities. Led by renowned CALS faculty, the course caters to farmers, farm managers, ag professionals, and anyone seeking a career in dairy.

Program Details:

• Dates: January 16-19, 2024

• Location: UW-Madison campus

• Format: Participants can choose to attend the entire four-day program or individual days.

• Price:

• Full day: $150

• Half day: $90

• All four days: $480 (discounted)

• Registration: Open to all, including university and tech college students, CALS/FISC alumni, and individuals interested in dairy.

Featured Speakers and Sessions:

Tuesday, January 16:

Understanding farm profitability: Paul Mitchell, Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics



Wednesday, January 17:

Roaming the rumen – from field to milk: Luiz Ferraretto, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences

Forages for Sustainability – A Systems Approach: Marta Moura Kohmann, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Plant and Agroecosystem Sciences

Thursday, January 18:

Developing a foundational reproduction program: Paul Fricke, Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences

Improving dairy cattle through genetic selection: Kent Weigel, Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences

Friday, January 19:

Showing how much, you care: The importance of animal welfare to dairy cows, farmers, and the public: Jennifer Van Os, Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences


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