Missouri Dairy Profit Seminars presented by the Missouri Dairy Association and the University of Missouri will take place February 20-24, 2017 in Sedalia, Springfield, Mountain Grove, Jackson and Union.
Dr. Bruce Anderson has led forage extension and research at the University of Nebraska since 1979. His extension emphasis focuses on alfalfa production and marketing and pasture management.
His Hay & Forage Minute is heard weekly on major farm radio stations throughout the state. Research emphasizes forage quality in hay and pasture systems, utilization of warm-season grasses, and pasture legumes.
Dr. Anderson is recognized nationally as an authority on alfalfa production techniques, hay quality management, native warm-season grasses, and forage-livestock systems. He is a highly sought speaker and advisor because of his practical approach to sophisticated forage management.
Dr. Anderson is a native of a small dairy and row crop farm in Minnesota. He received his B.S. in Agronomy from the University of Minnesota and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Agronomy from the University of Missouri. He resides on and operates a small, forage-only farm near Lincoln.
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Dairy Expo Hotel Sold Out
The Ramada Oasis Hotel and Convention Center is SOLD OUT for sleeping rooms for the Heart of America Dairy Expo this week, Thursday, January 19 through Saturday, January 21.
We have made arrangements with the Best Western Hotel, which is right across Glenstone Ave. from the Ramada.
Mention you are with the Heart of America Dairy Expo and receive a special Expo rate of $69.99 plus tax.
During the State Fair, Governor-elect Eric Greitens and Senator Roy Blunt listened to MDA President Ted Sheppard of Cabool, Mo., discuss the financial crisis facing dairymen.
Wagner Visits with MDA Board
Congresswoman Ann Wagner (Dist. 2) visited with the MDA Board during the State Fair to discuss current issues facing Missouri's dairy producers.
Hartzler Visits with Dairy Farmers
Congresswoman Vicki Hartzler (Dist. 4) met with MDA members during the State Fair to discuss trade issues.
Schwinke Receives Award at Governor's Conference
MDA's first president, Arlen Schwinke, Morrison, received the Dairy Legacy Award at the Governor's Conference on Agriculture.
Fletcher Receives Newcomer Award
MDA member Charles Fletcher, Purdy, received the Missouri Grown Newcomer Award at the Governor's Conference on Agriculture.
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Highlights from the Heart of America Dairy Expo
Kids, Cows and Camp: Preparing the Next Generation
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – With an aging population of farmers and producers, preparing agriculture’s next generation is more important than ever.
University of Missouri Extension has been teaching dairy producers how to hand over their operations to that next generation. “That’s very important if we want to keep the industry alive,” said Karla Deaver, MU Extension 4-H youth specialist.
If recent warm weather across the country continues, the grain shipping season on U.S. waterways could see an early start this year. The warm weather also may be a temptation for farmers to start spring field work early.