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Feb 14: Delmarva Dairy Day

dairy cowDelmarva Dairy Day returns to Hartly Fire Hall in Hartly, Delaware this year on Thursday February 14, 2013 from 9:30 am-3:00 pm. The educational program features well known experts from across the region speaking on current issues facing the industry and an opportunity for nutrient management certification credits.

Jennifer Volk from the University of Delaware will be speaking on the environmental challenges facing Delaware agriculture. Ev Thomas from Oak Point Agronomics will cover “Corn Hybrids: Milk Per Ton or Tons Per Acre?” Following a dairy industry needs assessment exercise and lunch by the Ladies Auxiliary, Ev Thomas will speak again on “Forage Crop Alternatives and Double Cropping.” Rounding out the program will be University of Delaware experts Dr. Amy Shober talking about “Phosphorus: Best Management Practices to Reduce Nutrient Losses From Dairies” and Dr. Limin Kung, Jr. on “Making the Most of Your Silage Inoculant.” Two Delaware Nutrient Management certification credits will be awarded to attendees.

Participants will have the opportunity to visit with dairy industry vendors throughout the day and the University of Delaware will be offering ice cream manufactured at the UDairy Creamery on campus from milk produced by the UD dairy herd located in Newark.

Program registration is free and open to any producer or industry professional on Delmarva, however attendees are asked to RSVP to Susan Garey, at (302) 730-4000 or email by February 4th so that they can be included in the count for set up and lunches. If you have any special needs in accessing this program, please notify Susan two weeks in advance so that your needs can be accommodated.  It is the policy of the Delaware Cooperative Extension System that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin.

For more information about University of Delaware Cooperative Extension’s Animal Science programs, please visit the program website.