July 18, 2008

The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture is partnering with Purdue University to offer the first Kentuckiana Dairy Exchange. The two-day meeting will give dairy producers an opportunity to visit other dairies and learn the latest from UK and Purdue specialists July 29-31 in Barren County.

Dairy specialists from both universities believe Kentucky and Indiana producers share many common challenges and have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share.

Three presentations will feature nutrient management, synchronization programs and rubber flooring. Participants will have a chance to participate in several tours of local dairy enterprises including Kenny's Country Cheese in Austin; heifer producer Bill Davis' farm in Mt. Hermon; Coral Hill Dairy in Glasgow; Bill and Billy Crist Dairy in Knob Lick; Don and Jeremy Kinslow's dairy in Smiths Grove; Elmore Dairy in Elizabethtown and Mammoth Cave National Park.

Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m., July 29 at the Barren County Extension Office, located at 1463 W. Main St. in Glasgow, Ky. For more information, a registration form is available at http://www.uky.edu/Ag/AnimalSciences/dairy/KentuckianaDairyExchange Brochure.pdf .

The Kentuckiana Dairy Exchange is sponsored by UK and Purdue Cooperative Extension Services and is supported by industry sponsors including Kentucky Dairy Development Council,

Indiana Professional Dairy Producers, Dairy Farmers of America, CPC Commodities, Big Ass Fans, Burkmann Feeds, Valley Farmers Co-Op, Estrotect, Zinpro Performance Minerals, Advanced Comfort Technology, Alltech, Arm and Hammer Animal Nutrition, Bluegrass Dairy and Food, Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, Novus International, Southern States, Kentucky Department of Agriculture, KABA/Select Sires, ABS Global, Pfizer Animal Health, Akey Nutrition and WestfaliaSurge.

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