Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW), announces the line-up of speakers for week 54 of The Dairy Signal™. Episodes this week feature leading experts on manure management and reducing methane production, as well as a panel of dairy producers to share expertise with calf feeding systems.
Kevin Erb, Director of the Conservation Professional Training Program for UW-Madison, Division of Extension, will share best practices for sustainable and profitable manure management and information on what to do in case of a manure spill. Dr. Frank Mitloehner, PhD, Professor and Air Quality Extension Specialist with the Department of Animal Science at UC Davis, will return to The Dairy Signal with a presentation on reducing methane production on dairy farms, including examples of how California dairy farmers are effectively reducing production by generating electricity.
A dairy producer panel of Yogi Brown, Sunburst Dairy, Rosario Ibarra, Grotegut Dairy Farm, Inc., and Heidi Fischer, Fischer-Clark Dairy Farm, LLC, will share their experiences and learnings with calf pasteurizer feeding systems.
Developed by fellow dairy farmers from the PDPW Board of Directors, The Dairy Signal is a weekly series of free educational episodes offering insights and resources for fellow dairy farmers and other food system professionals throughout the value chain. The episodes air live from 12:00-1:00 PM CT each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; recorded sessions are available later in the day.
Each live session offers attendees the opportunity to engage in open Q&A with the speakers through the interactive platform.
Here is a look at the upcoming presenters and topics:
Tuesday, April 20
Topic: Proper manure management is important to help protect the environment and increase farm profitability. Hear about best practices for managing manure and key steps to take if a manure spill occurs. Episode presenter includes:
· Kevin Erb, Director of the Conservation Professional Training Program for UW-Madison, Division of Extension
Wednesday, April 21
Topic: California passed a law requiring dairy farms to cut methane production by 40% by 2030. Learn how that state’s farmers have already reduced methane production by 25%. Episode presenter includes:
· Dr. Frank Mitloehner, PhD, Professor and Air Quality Extension Specialist with the Department of Animal Science at UC Davis
Thursday, April 22
Topic: Learn from a producer panel about their experiences in switching to a calf pasteurizer feeding system and how the new system fits into their operation. Episode presenters include:
· Yogi Brown, Sunburst Dairy, Belleville, Wis.
· Rosario Ibarra, Grotegut Dairy Farm, Inc., Newton, Wis.
· Heidi Fischer, Fischer-Clark Dairy Farm, LLC, Hatley, Wis.
All Dairy Signal episodes are available to the public at no cost, with current and past episodes accessible through www.pdpw.org. For more information, contact PDPW at 800-947-7379 or by emailing [email protected].