Dairy Iowa Meeting Set for June 4

Dairy farmers—mark your calendar! Dairy Iowa will convene a meeting in celebration of June Dairy Month on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Heartland Acres Agribition Center, 2600 Swan Lake Blvd. in Independence, Iowa.

This year’s theme, Innovation-Technology-Economics: Dairy Farming for the Future, provides key information to take your farm into the next decade and beyond. Come listen to and learn from the Farm Technology Dairy Producer Panel. The panel, made up of a variety of dairy producers, will share technologies including cameras, precision farming equipment and robotics.  A second panel will include industry professionals discussing how technologies can advance the farm’s economic objectives. A question-and-answer period will follow each panel.

The keynote speaker for the day is Marin Bozic, an agriculture economist with the University of Minnesota. Mr. Bozic will speak on the topic of the economic benefits and opportunities for dairy farming in Iowa in the coming years and beyond.

Other activities will include recognition of the 2014 Midwest Dairy Association and Iowa

State Dairy Association scholarship winners and acknowledgement of the 2014 Ralph Keeling Leadership Award winners.

This meeting is free to attend and lunch will be provided. Your RSVP is appreciated but not required. For more information on Dairy Iowa or to RSVP for the meeting, please call or email Sue Ann Claudon, Dairy Iowa coordinator, at 515-971-3620 or sueannc@iowadairy.org.