2018 Schedule

UPCOMING MEETING TOPICS:
Second Wednesday every month - Complimentary programs repeated for the SW and SCMO Women in Dairy groups

AUGUST - DAIRY DETECTIVE
Farm Production records - Paper and Electronic

Bring your laptop with PCDART loaded or your monthly DHIA records. We'll compare your farm production to industry benchmarks. Then dive into the records to understand what's first on the check list to "fix the problem".

Location: Mt. Vernon
Date: August 8th
Time: 10-2 *Lunch included
Cost: $10.00


SEPT - DAIRY DETECTIVE
Farm Production records - Paper and Electronic

Bring your laptop with PCDART loaded or your monthly DHIA records. We'll compare your farm production to industry benchmarks. Then dive into the records to understand what's first on the check list to "fix the problem".

Location: Conway
Date: Sept 12th
Time: 10-2 *Lunch included
Cost: $10.00

OCTOBER - Planning for SUCCESS
During this same meeting we'll set aside time to plan our 2019 Women in Dairy group topics. Attend this joint meeting to ensure the success of your Women in Dairy group
Additionally, we'll Use your farm data to plan ahead for the success of your farm - this will encourage group accountability of on farm goals.


Location: Springfield
Date: Oct 10th
Time: 11-1 *Lunch included
Cost: FREE

NOVEMBER - Indicators of Farm Financial Health
Joe Horner, MU Extension Economist, will provide insight on the financial health of your dairy operation. Key benchmarks to follow through out the year and opportunities to operate lean. 

Location: Nov. 14th  - Mt. Vernon, MO
Time: 10-2
Cost: $10.00 *Lunch included

DECEMBER - Indicators of Farm Financial Health
Joe Horner, MU Extension Economist, will provide insight on the financial health of your dairy operation. Key benchmarks to follow through out the year and opportunities to operate lean. 

Location: Dec 12th - Conway, MO
Time: 10-2
Cost: $10.00 *Lunch included

 


 

Women In Dairy - Visiting the Foster Dairy to learn about Robotics in Dairy

 

 

PAST MEETINGS -

April
Taking time to balance your ration

MU Extension Nutritionist, Stephanie Johnson, discussed how your diet can relate to inflammation and impact your mood. In addition to sharing research based information on the best way to fuel your family's body, we will also will share samples of recommended recipes over lunch.

February 14th:
ABC's of USDA programs

Do you get confused by all the acronyms when you walk through the USDA door? 
Join us at this meeting where you can learn all the "alphabet soup" of USDA offerings

Greene Co. Extension office
2400 S Scenic Ave, Springfield, MO 65807

 

January

Visit us at the Heart of America Dairy Expo Friday, 19Jan @ 11am
How to have a SUCCESSFUL social media presence

Presented by Sami Jo Freeman, Communications splst for MO dpmt of Agriculture
SEE THE PRESENTATION

Addtitional recommended reading:
http://www.toprankblog.com/2017/05/successful-social-media-marketing-strategy/
http://www.jeffbullas.com/5-essential-steps-to-success-in-social-media-marketing/

 

December
What a great time - Wreath Making!


 

2017 Dairy Science meetings

Click to download the poster pdf

WID - In the News

Dairy Farmer carries on family tradition
Only 1% of nation's dairy farms are run by women

Dairy farmer carries on family tradition

Only 1 percent of nation’s dairy farms are run by women

- See more at: https://www.morningagclips.com/dairy-farmer-carries-on-family-tradition/#sthash.9wg4xX5i.dpuf

https://www.morningagclips.com/dairy-farmer-carries-on-family-tradition/

Gunters adapt dairy farm until the cows come home
Webster County family defies dairy trends and expands.

http://www.dairyherd.com/news/industry/missouri-farm-family-defies-dairy-trends-and-expands