Dairy Iowa will convene a meeting in celebration of June Dairy Month 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the Heartland Acres Agribition Center, 2600 Swan Lake Blvd., Independence.
This year’s theme, Innovation-Technology-Economics: Dairy Farming for the Future, provides key information to take farms into the next decade and beyond. A farm technology dairy producer panel made up of a variety of dairy producers will share technologies including cameras, precision farming equipment and robotics.
A second panel will include industry professionals discussing how technologies can advance the farm’s economic objectives. A question-and-answer period will follow each panel.
The keynote speaker for the day is Marin Bozic, an agriculture economist with the University of Minnesota. Bozic will speak on the topic of the economic benefits and opportunities for dairy farming in Iowa in the coming years and beyond.
Other activities will include recognition of the 2014 Midwest Dairy Association and Iowa State Dairy Association scholarship winners and acknowledgement of the 2014 Ralph Keeling Leadership Award winners.
This meeting is free to attend and lunch will be provided. An RSVP is appreciated but not required. For more information on Dairy Iowa or to RSVP for the meeting, call or email Sue Ann Claudon, Dairy Iowa coordinator, at 515-971-3620 or sueannc@iowadairy.org.
Dairy Iowa is a collective group made up of Iowa’s dairy organizations, dairy producers, dairy industry and business leaders, dairy educators and others in order to have a more coherent, concise industry statewide. Its mission is to provide a unified effort to support and promote Iowa's dairy farmers, dairy industry, communities and consumers.