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Department of Animal Sciences


“How to Solve Problems on Dairy Farms”

Apr 25, 2016 through Apr 29, 2016, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Gerlaugh Hall, Wooster

The Departments of Animal Sciences and Veterinary Preventive Medicine will be offering a 1 week short course on “How to Solve Problems on Dairy Farms”.

Dates: April 25 starting about 9 am through April 29 about 5 pm

Location: Gerlaugh Hall, OARDC, Wooster

This is a very intensive course (40+ hours of course time) that covers all major aspects of commercial milk production. For the first half of every day, the group meets in a classroom setting and a single topic is discussed. In the afternoon the class goes to a local dairy farm, evaluates the farm, and writes a letter of recommendations for the producer.  The evenings usually consist of an industry-sponsored dinner and less formal discussion.

Topics (each topic will be led by an expert in that subject area)

Milk quality/mastitis/milking machine function
Business management

The course is free to AS graduate students but you must register in advance and participate for the entire week.
Lunches and most dinners will be sponsored but you will be responsible for housing and breakfast

If you have questions or would like to sign up contact Bill Weiss (Weiss.6) or Lowell Midla (midla.1)