Wednesday, December 18, 2013

JCEP Professional of the Year (POY) Award - Jan. 31 Deadline

JCEP Professional of the Year (POY) Award
The Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP) sponsors the Professional of the Year Award annually to encourage and recognize experienced and successful Extension professionals for their long-term commitment to developing outstanding interdisciplinary programs.
AWARDOne award of $1000 and one plaque will be presented to an extension professional from each JCEP organization (ANREP, ESP, NACDEP, NACAA, NAE4-HA, and NEAFCS) a maximum of six (6) awards per calendar year.
PURPOSEThe purpose of this award is to recognize individuals who demonstrate successful interdisciplinary partnerships across many program areas with colleagues and stakeholders for consistent programs of excellence for a significant part of their extension career. Impact at the local, regional, state or
national level is essential.
This award’s intent is to be an award of excellence, not a lifetime award.
The deadline date for nominations/submission is January 31, 2014

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Upcoming DAIReXNET Webinars

Dr. Jason Karszes, Cornell University

December 16, 2013 12:00 PM Central

Dr. Karszes will discuss some key items every dairy farmer should consider in heifer raising. He will cover the costs involved, factors that influence those costs, the economic impact of the replacement program on the dairy farm's performance, and several other factors to consider in a replacement program. 

Other Upcoming Webinars

January Basic Vaccinology: Why Vaccines Work or Don’t Work– Dr. Dan Grooms


February Forage Fermentation: How to Make Good Silage– Dr. Limin Kung

Setting Nutrient Specifications for Formulating Diets for Groups of Lactating Dairy Cows

Most software used to formulate diets requires inputs for a specific dairy cow. For example, a diet might be formulated for a third-lactation, 1,450-lb cow producing 80 lb/day of milk with 3.8% fat and 3.1% protein, but most cows in the United States are housed and fed in groups. The nutrient specification goals, such as the concentrations of metabolizable protein, used in diet formulation for groups of cows can have a substantial impact on income over feed costs, and they should be considered carefully.  

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