Dec. 23 2021 03:58 PM

Learn about the latest research and management practices in milk quality

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ISU Extension and Outreach encourages dairy producers to register for the upcoming I-29 Moo University Winter Workshop series. This year’s theme is “Trends and Strategies being used in Milk Quality.” The workshops will take place in two locations, Brookings, SD and Rock Rapids, IA in January.

“This workshop series will highlight a number of experts who will focus on topics that will help dairy producers improve and manage milk quality.” explained Fred Hall, dairy field specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach.

Meeting locations:

Jan. 11, 2022: SDSU Cow-Calf Education and Research Facility at 2901 Western Ave, Brookings, SD.

Jan. 12, 2022: Forster Community Center at 404 First Avenue, Rock Rapids, IA.

The workshop agenda will be the same at both locations. The day begins at 9:30 a.m., with registration and refreshments.

Registration fees are $20 per person or $10 for students. Pre-registration is requested by Jan. 5 to allow for meal counts and materials. Seat is limited at the Brookings location; an RSVP is recommended. To register, visit

Workshop topics include:

  • Trends in Mastitis Organisms and Strategies for Control; Strategies for Selective Dry Off Treatments by Erin Royster, University of Minnesota Udder Health Lab
  • Milk Quality from a Processor’s Perspective by Tom Berry, Vice President of Quality Assurance, Associated Milk Producers Inc.
  • Milker Training Program by Jennifer Bentley, dairy specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach
  • Troubleshooting Mastitis in your Herd for Cleaner Milk by Derek Nolan, University of Illinois, Dairy Education and Extension Faculty
  • Producer Panel Discussion moderated by Helen Korzec, owner of Korzec Dairy Optimization, LLC

For the full agenda, visit the I-29 Moo University events webpage.

I-29 Moo University represents a collaboration of land-grant University Extension specialists from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota and representatives from the dairy industry with complementary expertise and knowledge of dairy production and management in the region.