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The Four State Dairy Nutrition and Management Committee is excited to offer a virtual “Best of” 2022 Four State Dairy Nutrition and Management Conference. The virtual offering includes recorded presentations of all the Four State Conference general sessions in addition to the pre and post-conference symposiums and the breakfast speaker.

We hope you consider taking advantage of this opportunity.

RP Nutrient’s pre-conference symposium focuses on uncovering profit opportunities. Anita Menconi, Evonik, provided an overview and outlook of the global dairy nutrition industry. Jesse Goff, Iowa State University, covered pitfalls when feeding a low DCAD diet. Milk Money CEO Jay Joy discussed how to develop your business by developing your people and Mark Hanigan, Virginia Tech, showed how to balance for amino acids using the NASEM 2021 model.

There were several Four State Conference speakers that focused on improving the performance of transition cows. Tom Overton, Cornell University, discussed how to feed fresh cows for improved health and performance. Jim Drackley, University of Illinois, talked about rethinking the transition period and Heather White, University of Wisconsin, explained her rumen protected choline supplementation research. Lance Bauguard, Iowa State University, discussed how transition cow myths can influence our interpretation of performance.

Mary Beth Hall, USDA Forage Research Center, provided information on the new NASEM carbohydrate nutrient requirements. Gavin Staley, Diamond V, covered why heifer maturity matters to lifetime performance.

Zinpro’s post-conference symposium speakers included Jeff Firkins, Ohio State University, talked about the role of essential isoacids to improve rumen function. Andrew LePiere will discussed quantifying and modeling branch chain VFA in CNCPS. Dana Tomlinson will discussed how essential isoacids can improve dairy profitability.

The cost for the virtual program will be $150 and will include access to the recordings until December 1. All the presentations, including the breakout sessions handouts are included. After registering we will send you a link with a password to access the virtual program. For more information, visit Click on the program tab to learn more about the program and the registration tab to register for the virtual conference.

We hope that you consider this opportunity to learn the latest in dairy nutrition and management information. This is a collaborative effort of Extension Services of Iowa State University, University of Illinois, University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin.

If you have any questions contact Jim Salfer at or 612.360.4506