Which 2015 Regional Dairy Meeting Will You Attend?

IDP, Purdue Extension and the Indiana Forage Council have put a lot of planning into bringing you the 2015 Regional Dairy Meetings! This year, the meeting dates and locations are as follows:

Jan. 27, Columbus, Bartholomew County Fairgrounds
Jan. 28, Evansville, Hornville Tavern
Jan. 29, Rockville, Byron Seeds Headquarters
Feb. 4, Middlebury, Essenhaus Conference Center
Feb. 5, Shipshewana, The Farmstead Inn
Feb. 6, Decatur, Back 40 Junction Restaurant

This year, you can pre-register for the regional dairy meeting of your choice online by clicking here.

If you prefer, you can pre-register by emailing Doug Leman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling him at 317-695-8228.

Download the 2015 Regional Meeting Brochure here.

Registration for all meetings begins at 9 AM except the Middlebury meeting registration begins at 10. All meetings are on Eastern time, except the Evansville meeting is on Central Time. The meetings are scheduled to end around 2:30 PM. A delicious lunch is included at all meetings, and there is no cost to producers to attend the meetings. This is possible because of generous sponsorship, including meeting hosts and sponsors Hubbard Feeds, NorthStar Cooperative, Belstra Milling, Farm Credit Mid-America and Byron Seeds.




Dave Hickman, co-founder of Avancos, will be our keynote speaker at the Columbus and Evansville meetings on January 27, 28. Avancos is a global Talent Solutions firm specializing in Talent Intelligence, Talent Pipelining, Talent Acquisition, and Consulting. Dave is an expert on hiring the right person for the job, and he will discuss team-building, employer-employee relations, and much more.



Dr. Jon Townsend will speak at the Rockville meeting on Jan. 29. Jon Townsend, Assistant Professor of Dairy Production Medicine at Purdue University, will talk about managing and preventing environmental mastitis.



Dr. Bethany Funnell, Clinical Assistant Professor of Bovine Theriogenology at Purdue, will discuss reproductive technologies at the Columbus, Evansville and Decatur meetings. Dr. Funnell is an expert in IVF and embryo transfer. She will also be speaking about bull management at the Rockville meeting.



Tom Fuhrmann will be our keynote speaker at the Middlebury, Shipshewana and Decatur meetings on February 4, 5 and 6. Tom is a dairy cattle veterinarian; a practitioner with over 25 years of experience working exclusively with dairy herds. Born and raised on a Wisconsin dairy, Tom dedicated his veterinary career to the dairy industry and dairy cows. Tom understands the job and "connects" with herdsmen, dairy owners, managers and workers. Having worked with some of the largest and highest producing dairies in the U.S. and around the world, Tom knows what it takes to be successful. Years of hands-on cowside experience have taught Tom about practical application. He can explain principles and facts and demonstrate how to put these into practice for better results.

Please consider attending one of these valuable meetings. You and any member of your dairy farming operation are welcome and encouraged to attend. Again, click here to pre-register online.

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