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I-29 Moo University Annual Dairy Beef Short Course To Be Held On March 29

I-29 Moo University Dairy Beef Short Course tour at Binford Farms, MN

BROOKINGS, S.D. - The I-29 Moo University Dairy Beef Short Course is scheduled for Tuesday, March 29, 2022, as part of the pre-educational events for the Central Plains Dairy Expo. It will be held in the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in rooms 8, 9, and 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

“The Dairy Beef Short Course is the longest running program focused on dairy beef,” said Heidi Carroll, SDSU Extension Livestock Stewardship Field Specialist & BQA Coordinator. “This short course has the reputation for presenting cutting-edge material from presenters leading the national discussion on dairy beef. Attendees should expect nothing less this year.”

The Dairy Beef Short Course, hosted by I-29 Moo University, is a collaboration of dairy specialists and beef specialists from South Dakota State University, University of Minnesota, Iowa State University, North Dakota State, and University of Nebraska Extension Services. The focus of this year’s program is “Surviving Today - Opportunities to Evaluate”.

Topics and speakers will include:

  • Dr. Dan Thomson, Iowa State University, “Applying Lessons Learned from Cattle Feeding Across the U.S. to Dairy Beef Feeding”
  • Dr. Lee Schulz, Iowa State University, “Economic Considerations for the Dairy Beef Market”
  • Dr. Richard Zinn, University of California-Davis, “Metabolizable Protein and Amino Acid Nutrition of Calf-Fed Holstein Steers”
  • A Producer Panel Discussion featuring Adam Maassen of Iowa, John Moes of South Dakota, Greg Moes of South Dakota, and Russ Penning of Minnesota, “Management from Maternity to Harvest”

Registration and networking will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the program starting at 10:00 a.m. A complimentary lunch will be served from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., and the program will conclude by 3:00 p.m.

Registration Details

A registration fee of $35 per adult will cover the short course, lunch, and the proceedings. College students may register for $20. Preregistration is requested by March 21 and is limited to 130 attendees on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Those interested can register online at or by mailing the registration fee to ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County, ATTN: Fred Hall, at 400 Central Ave., NW, Suite 700, Orange City, IA 51041. Those mailing in their registration fee should also include contact information and any dietary restrictions.  

Attendees also planning on going to the Central Plains Dairy Expo Welcome Reception are encouraged to register for that ahead of time at

For questions, contact Heidi Carroll, SDSU Extension Livestock Stewardship Field Specialist & BQA Coordinator, at 605-688-6623, or or visit I-29 Moo University website

About I-29 Moo University Collaboration

The I-29 Moo University Collaboration was established as a multi-state learning community, connecting Extension dairy specialists and dairy producers from North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska to share research, information and management practices through workshops, webinars, monthly e-newsletters and on-farm tours. For more information about the I-29 Moo University Collaboration and programs, visit the I-29 Moo University website.

Thank you to our I-29 Moo University annual sponsors: TLAY Video Sales, Connor AgriScience, Simplot Animal Sciences, Advanced Comfort Technology, Inc., Agropur, and TransOva Genetics.