Originally released June 11, 2020.
BROOKINGS, S.D. - The I-29 Moo University dairy consortium launched a bi-weekly podcast on May 26, aimed at informing dairy producers in the I-29 corridor and across Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska North Dakota and South Dakota.
“The show’s focus is unique because it aims to discuss current issues faced by dairy producers along the corridor ranging from economics and animal health, to forage, labor and farm programs.”
Podcasts are released every two weeks, and feature commentary by I-29 Moo University Extension dairy specialists in conversation with other dairy industry experts.
“As one of the four primary collaborating partners of the I-29 Moo University, SDSU Extension will provide expert panelists across a variety of topics for the podcast,” said Tracey Erickson, SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist.
“The podcasts offer another way for dairy producers and the dairy industry across the region to receive current and timely information and resources on dairy production practices, financial management and practical strategies in dealing with farm stress,” said Jim Salfer, University of Minnesota Extension Dairy Educator.
Fred Hall, Northwest Iowa Extension Dairy Specialist adds that the discussions are driven by current topics and questions from producers. “We hope that producers will interact with questions and comments that can help develop more programs,” Hall said.
The first podcast was released on May 26 and featured Kim Clark, Jim Salfer, Minnesota Extension Dairy Educator, and Fred M. Hall, Northwest Iowa Extension Dairy Specialist, discussing information for dairy producers concerning the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). The second podcast is scheduled for release, June 15th and will feature the topic of “Heat Stress on the Dairy”.
Each episode is 15-20 minutes in length and is available on the I-29 Moo University website, as well as on each state’s dairy Extension website. Listeners can also subscribe to the podcast on iTunes under I29 Moo U Dairy and Spotify. Past episodes are archived, so listeners can tune in whenever they choose. Archived podcasts can be found on the I-29 Moo University webpage or a link can also be obtained through the South Dakota State Dairy and Food Science webpage under the Extension Tab or the SDSU Extension Webpage under the Dairy Tab
For more information, contact Tracey Erickson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 605.882.5140; Kim Clark by email or 402.472.6065; Jim Salfer by email or 612.360.4506; or Fred M. Hall by email or 712-737-4230.
About I-29 Moo University:
I-29 Moo University is a consortium of Extension dairy specialists from the land-grant universities in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota. The I-29 Moo University Collaboration was established as a multi-state learning community, the I-29 Moo University Collaboration connects extension dairy staff and dairy producers from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota 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 go to their webpage.