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Implementing low-cost milking parlor alternatives will be the topic of the next “Technology Tuesdays” webinar series offered by Penn State Dairy Alliance. The free online program will be held June 8 from 8:30 to 10 a.m., EDT. The live webinar session will feature two presentations that explore parlor alternatives and the economics of harvesting milk.

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Northeast Iowa Community College is excited to offer an artificial insemination class taught jointly by Dr. Alex Souza and Dr. Humberta Rivera, reproduction specialists with Accelerated Genetics of Baraboo, Wisconsin, and Dr. Chris Harvey, NICC ag faculty. The three-day hands-on class will be presented in English or Spanish as needed.

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The Idaho Dairymen’s Association (IDA) recently held meetings with its members in each of its three membership districts to discuss the concept of government-controlled mandatory supply management and to survey members about their willingness to collectively agree to reduce milk production in order to help improve milk prices.

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A veterinarian…an agricultural engineer…a biochemist. These are just some of the careers mapped out by the winners of the 2010 Agricultural Education Scholarship. Foremost Farms USA has awarded 10 scholarships to the children of dairy producer member-owners. Five graduating high school seniors and five college students have each been awarded $2,000 scholarships to put toward their educations. The scholarships are funded by the Foremost Farms USA Charitable Foundation. The winners are highlighted below.

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Short Course 3

Four dairy producers and 29 dairy employees attended the annual Dairy Herdsman Short Course, held April 27-29, 2010 at the University of California-Davis Veterinary Medicine Teaching and Research Center.

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