Thursday, January 10, 2013

Galaxy IV Presentation Deadline - Jan 15

Announcing Galaxy IV Presentation Abstract Submission Deadline Extended

The Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP) has extended the deadline for submitting presentation proposals to January 15th.

Follow this link to access the Abstract Submission Link

The Galaxy IV Conference will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 16-20, 2013. The meeting theme is “Bridging the Centuries- A New Era for Extension."

DAIReXNET (national eXtension) Webinars- Free to the Public

You can find information on accessing these webinars here. If you’re on twitter, please share our webinars using this link:

All of our currently planned webinars have been approved for one credit of CEU from ARPAS. To obtain the credit, you will need to apply for it on after attending the session.

Potential and Pitfalls for Genomic Selection

January 14, 2013
12:00-1:00 PM Central Time
Dr. Chad Dechow, Pennsylvania State University

Join us for this session to hear Dr. Dechow review genomic technology and implementation, comparisons of early genomic predictions to actual daughter proofs, a discussion of inbreeding, and how genomics can be used as a herd management tool.

Upcoming Webinars

Better Milk Quality from Better Mastitis Therapy Decisions

Dr. Ron Erskine, Michigan State University

February 12, 2013

12:00-1:00 PM Central Time

Far Off to Fresh Cow - Opportunities to Improve Transition Performance

Dr. Mike Overton, Elanco

March 18, 2013

12:00-1:00 PM Central Time

Economic Analysis Tools for Dairy Reproduction Programs

Dr. Victor Cabrera, University of Wisconsin-Madison

April 8, 2013

12:00-1:00 PM Central Time

New Tools for Dairy Reproduction Programs

Dr. Paul Fricke, University of Wisconsin-Madison

April 22, 2013

12:00-1:00 PM Central Time

You can also view our past webinars at

Feel free to email or call us with any questions you may have:

Nancy McGill


Donna Amaral-Phillips


What is DAIReXNET? DAIReXNET is a national, extension-driven web resource designed to meet the educational and decision-making needs of dairy producers, allied industry partners, extension educators and consumers.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

December/January Edition - The County Agent Now On-line

The December 2012/January 2013 Edition of The County Agent is now available on-line for viewing at:

This edition of the magazine is currently at the printer and is scheduled to be mailed any day now (holiday schedules have it somewhat delayed...but on it's way). 

PLEASE REMEMBER....Galaxy IV Presentation & Poster Submissions - must be made by no later than January 15, 2013 (Galaxy IV website shows January 10th...but we've been informed the deadline will stay Jan. 15, 2013 as indicated in our earlier article found in The County Agent). 

Submit your Presentation and Poster Submissions  at:

Search for Excellence, Communications, Excellence in 4-H, Service to American/World Agriculture Award applications - online application process at remains the same with a March 15, 2013 deadline.