Kaskaskia College to Host Illinois Dairy Summit on February 1

Program Theme Is 'Strategies With Unfavorable Milk Prices'

Kaskaskia College will again be a co-host of the 2018 Illinois Dairy Summit on Thursday February 1 in the Life Long Learning Center. The program theme is “Strategies with Unfavorable Milk Prices” and will feature dairy management information with helpful ideas on how to improve the bottom line in tough times. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with the first speaker at 10:00 a.m.

Speakers will include Dr. Mike Hutjens and Dr. Phil Cardoso, U of I Extension Dairy Specialists, plus a local dairy producer. Program topics include: “feed strategies during unprofitable times”; “strategies to improve corn silage quality”; “looking ahead to balancing milk production”; and dairy panel discussions on “risks and rewards when balancing milk production”. Staff from Midwest Dairy Association and St. Louis District Dairy Council will provide an update on dairy promotion programs generated from checkoff funds. In addition, numerous dairy industry service representatives will be attending to display their companies latest technology and management information. Come early to stop by their booths for a visit.

Dairy Summit registration fee will be $15.00 per person, which includes lunch and copy of the proceedings. Fees will be collected at the door. Students will be free. The Illinois Dairy Summit, sponsored by Illinois Milk Producers’ Association and University of Illinois Extension, is an excellent opportunity for participants to “take home” new ideas to put to work in your dairy operation. Mark the date on your calendar and plan to attend.

Call 618-545-3381 or email aheinzmann@kaskaskia.edu for more information.