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I-29 Moo University to Offer California Dairy Tours and World Ag Expo trip

BROOKINGS, S.D. - The I-29 Moo University will be hosting a California Dairy Tours and World Ag Expo Trip in the Fresno and Tulare, California areas Feb. 9-13, 2020. This tour is open to dairy producers and agri-business personnel.

“This tour provides Midwest dairy producers the opportunity to tour dairy farms in California and network with fellow dairy producers. We want dairy producers to experience California agriculture and dairy production.”

— Kim Clark, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Dairy Extension Educator

The tour will focus on agriculture in California with an emphasis on dairy production. Participants will tour dairy farms in the Fresno and Tulare areas, spend a day at World Ag Expo, tour local attractions and visit other California agriculture commodities.

“We understand dairy producers are facing challenging times financially and with this year’s weather events. Thanks to the support of our sponsors, we are able to offer this trip at a discounted rate for dairy producers and our current sponsors."

— Tracey Erickson, SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist

Fees for the tour include airfare, hotel, most meals, bus transportation and fees for parks and World Ag Expo. Tour fees start at $1,100 for dairy producers for the double occupancy rate. The registration information and a $250 non-refundable deposit are due by November 1. Final payment is due by December 30.

For more information about the trip, visit the Nebraska Extension event page.

For more information and to register, contact Tracey Erickson at 605.882.5140 or by email or Kim Clark 402.472.6065 or by email.

The I-29 Moo University Consortium connects extension dairy staff and dairy producers from North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska to share research, information and management practices through workshops, webinars, monthly e-newsletters and on-farm tours.

This program is made possible by our 2020 sponsors. Our gold sponsors are STgenetics, Sealpro Silage Barrier Films by Connor Agriscience. Silver sponsors are Central Plains Dairy Foundation, Automated Waste Systems LLC, Form-A-Feed, Elanco Animal Health. Bronze sponsors are Nebraska State Dairy Association, Western Iowa Dairy Alliance, Agropur Inc, American Agco Trading Company, Cottonseed LLC, Alforex Seeds, AminoPlus Ag Processing Inc, Phileo by Lesaffre, Trans Ova Genetics,Iowa State Dairy Association, Minnesota Milk Producers Association, Associated Milk Producers Inc, Quality Liquid Feeds, South Dakota Dairy Producers, DCC Waterbeds ISO, Diamond V, ProAg Engineering Inc and Pipestone Veterinary Services.