The meeting is open to dairy farmers and their employees, veterinarians, university researchers and extension specialists, milk quality specialists, dairy advisors and students. It will take place on August 15-16, 2012 at the Holiday Inn City Centre, Sioux Falls, S.D.
The NMC Regional Meeting is a two-day forum for dairy professionals to exchange information about practical, on-farm aspects of udder health, mastitis control, milking management and milk quality. This year’s Regional Meeting features a new format consisting of short courses to provide attendees with hands-on learning in small group sessions.
Short courses offered to attendees will cover a range of topics geared towards dairy producers, their employees and milk quality advisers. Topics include: milking system testing and analysis, motivating dairy farm employees, bulk tank and milk sampling techniques and interpretation of results, a session for Spanish speaking milkers, and other topics. Some short courses will provide on-farm opportunities to apply knowledge gained.
Source: National Mastitis Council (NMC)