Thursday, February 13, 2014

Crane Dairy Day Rescheduled for March 6 in Crane

Contact: Tim Schnakenberg, agronomy specialist
Headquartered in Stone County
Tel: (417) 357-6812

GALENA, Mo. -- Stone County Extension will host the 11th annual Crane Dairy Day from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, March 6 at the Crane Christian Church Community Center in Crane.  This is a rescheduled date since the original February date was postponed due to weather.

“The meeting will focus on topics relevant to today’s dairy farmer,” said Tim Schnakenberg, an agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

Joe Horner, state farm management specialist with MU extension, will discuss the farm bill and provide an estimate of the economic outlook for the dairy industry.  Dr. Mike Bloss, veterinarian with Countryside Animal Clinic in Aurora, will discuss how to use milk samples for breeding programs and how to deal with hairy heel warts.  

Also planned is a panel of farmers who will discuss their techniques for drying cows off.  Tony Rickard, regional dairy specialist, will provide an overview of his perspective of the past, present and future of the dairy industry in Missouri.

“Dairy farmers will benefit from this meeting because we plan to cover a wide array of current topics in a short time-frame.” said Schnakenberg.

A lunch is provided by the program sponsors: Select Sires Mid-America and Dairy Farmers of America. 

There is no charge to attend but pre-registration is necessary to make adequate arrangements. Contact the MU Extension Center in Galena at (417) 357-6812 to preregister by March 3.

For 100 years, MU Extension has engaged Missourians in relevant programs based on University of Missouri research. The year 2014 marks the centennial of the Smith-Lever Act, which formalized the Cooperative Agricultural Extension Service, a national network whose purpose is to extend university-based knowledge beyond the campus.

University of Missouri Extension programs focus on the high-priority needs of Missourians. Each county extension center, with oversight by locally elected and appointed citizens, is your local link to practical education on almost anything. More information on this topic is available online at


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