LelyBen Smink, Farm Management Support Manager for Lely North America, the world leader in robotic milking, will discuss transitioning to robotic milking, preparation, challenges and the impact that the approach to transition can have on the success of a dairy – in a webinar later this month. Join the Penn State Extension on February 25, from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (EST), for Technology Tuesdays: Success Factors for a Successful Robot Start-up, a free online webinar. The webinar will include presentations on feed management and managing a successful robot start-up.

According to the Penn State Extension, "Technology Tuesdays" is a series of free online workshops available to anyone with a computer and an internet connection. The webinars are designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisors. The entire series includes presentations on dairy farm facilities design, dairy cattle behavior, nutrition, financing and labor.

"Transitioning from conventional milking to robotic milking offers potential benefits and obstacles for both the dairy farmer and the dairy cow. Learn about the challenges and benefits faced by dairy farmers as they make the transition to robotic milking." - Penn State Extension

Event Information
What: Technology Tuesdays: Success Factors for a Successful Robot Start-up
When: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (EST)
Where: Online
More Info: For more information contact Mathew Haan, Penn State Extension, by email at
mmh29@psu.edu, or by phone at 610-378-1327 (ext. 224).

Resistration is free. Vist the Penn State Extension website to register.
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