I-29 Moo University
Advocating for Agriculture
Successful collaboration since 2006
The I-29 Moo University is Extension and Industry Personnel from North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska all working to grow the dairy industry via outreach education.
The 2024 I-29 Moo University Dairy Beef Short Course is scheduled for Thursday, March 21 as part of the finale for the Central Plains Dairy Expo. It will be held in the auditorium of the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls.
Presenters and topics will include:
There will also be a morning and afternoon Q & A session moderated by Dr. Warren Rusche from South Dakota State University.
Registration fee is $70 per adult plus $15 if a printed copy of the proceedings is desired. College students may register for a discounted rate of $20. A lunch will be provided.
To register, visit https://go.iastate.edu/24DBSC or mail the registration fee with your contact information and any dietary restrictions to Fred Hall at 400 Central Ave., NW, Suite 700, Orange City, IA 51041. Preregistration deadline is March 8. Learn more on our Dairy Beef Short Course page.
The I-29 Moo University 2024 Dairy Webinar Series continues Wednesday, February 21 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. CDT. The webinar will feature a review of research on heat stress in dairy calves with Dr. Jimena Laporta from University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Dr. Laporta is originally from Uruguay, where she received a B.S. degree in Biology and a M.S. degree in Animal Science. She holds a Ph.D. in Dairy Science from UW-Madison (2014) and was a faculty member at the University of Florida for five years. She joined the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences at UW-Madison in fall 2020 as an Assistant Professor in lactation physiology. To read more about Dr. Laporta, visit our Webinars page.
There is no fee to participate in the webinar; however, registration is required at least one hour before the webinar. Register online at:
Dr. Jimena Laporta
The I-29 Moo University 2024 Dairy Webinar Series continues Tuesday, March 5 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. CDT. The webinar will feature a discussion on the impact of starter starch content on pre-weaning performance of beef on dairy cross calves with Taylor Klipp.
Rumen development is important for dairy-raised calves. Starch is a driver for weight gain and rumen development, but high-concentrate diets fed over an extended period increase the risk of acidosis and liver abscesses later in life. Beef × dairy calves are proving to be profitable for dairy farmers and a consistent product for packers. To learn more, visit our webinars page.
This webinar, recorded on January 24, 2024, will feature a discussion on how inflation effects your dairy’s bottom line with Dr. Chad Hart. Dr. Chad Hart is an Ag Economics professor at Iowa State University. He served as the U.S. Policy and Insurance Analyst with the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) and a Scientist with CARD.