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University of Illinois Extension serving Bond, Clinton, Jefferson, Marion and Washington Counties

Marion County
1404 E Main
Rt 50 East
Salem, IL 62881
Phone: 618-548-1446
FAX: 618-548-9891

Bond County
925 E. Harris
Greenville, IL 62246
Phone: 618-664-3665
FAX: 618-664-9277
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00am to 4:00pm

Clinton County
1163 N. Fourth Street
Breese, IL 62230
Phone: 618-526-4551
FAX: 618-526-4597
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

Jefferson County
4618 Broadway
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 618-242-0780
FAX: 618-242-0781
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm

Washington County
9623 Wall Street
Nashville, IL 62263
Phone: 618-327-8881
FAX: 618-327-8882
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

News Release

2018 Illinois Dairy Summit

The 2018 IL Dairy Summit, co-sponsored by University of Illinois Extension and IL Milk Producers Association, will be held on January 30, 31, and February 1.The program theme is Strategies with Unfavorable Milk Prices, and will feature dairy management information with helpful ideas on how to improve profitability 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 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. Other speakers include staff from Midwest Dairy Association and St. Louis District Dairy Council who 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 latest company technology and management information. Come early to stop by their booths for a visit. Milk, coffee and donuts will be available.

Dairy Summit registration fee will be $15.00 per person, which includes lunch and copy of the proceedings. Registration and fees will be collected at the door. Students are free. The IL Dairy Summit, sponsored by University of Illinois Extension and Illinois Milk Producers’ Association, 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.   

 Dates and Locations:

January 30, 2018 --- Highland Community College - Building H, Freeport, IL

January 31, 2018 --- Asmark Institute, Bloomington, IL

February 1, 2018 --- Kaskaskia College - Life Long Learning Center, Centralia, IL 

Source: David Fischer, Academic Hourly,

Local Contact: Laurie George, Extension Educator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms,