2014 Central New York Dairy Day looks to the future

Dairy farmers and their advisors are welcome and encouraged to attend the upcoming 7th Annual 2014 Central New York Dairy Day program on Tuesday, March 11, at the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown. To attend you must preregister by noon on Friday, March 7. The cost of $30 to attend includes buffet lunch.

For more information and to receive registration information, call 866-7920 or email herkimer@cornell.edu.

A trade show opens the day’s program at 10 a.m. The lineup of speakers for the day includes:

—Jason Karszes, a well-known and respected financial analyst from Cornell’s ProDairy program, will speak about how profitable dairy farms consistently make money. Jason is very well known for his work in dairy farm financial analysis and dairy farm business management.

—Dr. David Kammel, Ag. Engineer from the University of Wisconsin, will address two topics that should be of great interest to many local dairy producers. He has many years of experience with low cost milking parlors and will talk about the options available and how this type of project can successfully be carried out. He will also address how producers can economically budget for the transition from a tie stall barn to a free stall barn with a low cost milking parlor.

—Kathy Barrett, with the ProDairy program, has worked with a discussion group comprised of dairy farms that have robotic milkers. She will share what she has learned from this group, talk about economics, and discuss thoughts about where this technology is headed.

The Central New York Dairy Day program is hosted by the Central New York Dairy & Field Crops Team of Cornell Cooperative Extension, which covers Chenango, Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Otsego, Saratoga, and Schoharie Counties. However, anyone can attend the event regardless of your county residence.

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