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Mike Hutjens

Join the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation in celebrating 20 years at the 2020 Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 12, starting at 10:30 a.m. at Iowa’s Dairy Center located just south of Calmar at 1527 Highway 150 South.

The keynote speaker for the event will be Dr. Mike Hutjens. He will speak on the changing dairy industry, focusing on the U.S. and Midwest dairy industry and the impact of the 2019 forage and feed production year challenges related to weather. Hutjens is a professor of animal science at the University of Illinois in addition to being the editor of the National Dairy Database and Illinois Dairy Report. He has spoken at hundreds of meetings across the country and globally, and writes feed columns for Hoard’s Dairyman, Dairy Today, Dairy Japan, Western Canadian Dairy Magazine, Wisconsin Agri-View and Dairy Herd Management.

The event will also include an update on Iowa’s Dairy Center and the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation. The annual meeting will begin after lunch and will feature by-law changes and election of board members.

All interested in the Dairy Foundation and the event’s speakers are encouraged to attend. There is no cost to attend, and lunch will be provided. The event is made possible by generous support from community sponsors.

For complete meeting details, visit our website at Please contact Mariah Busta, Iowa’s Dairy Center coordinator, with questions at (563) 534-9957 or email at