Dairyland Initiative Workshops This Summer!

Join us for one of three on-farm workshops looking at how to assess ventilation and heat abatement in adult cow dairy barns.

In collaboration with Dr. Jennifer Van Os of the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences at UW-Madison, the Dairyland Initiative team will combine lectures, discussion, and on-farm workshops to teach participants how to assess a barn’s ventilation system. Participants will gain a general understanding of the 4 key criteria of a successful ventilation system, learn how to measure air speeds in the cow resting space, and be able to assess short-term animal indicators of heat stress. After the workshop, participants will be able to troubleshoot an existing ventilation system and provide recommendations for improvement.

Each workshop will be held on farms that feature cross and naturally ventilated facilities, allowing participants to test air speeds in both types of facilities. The workshops will be held from 8:30am-4:30pm on:

Thursday, July 7 at Save Cows Network and United Dreams in Baraboo, WI
Thursday, July 28 at Larson Acres in Evansville, WI
Wednesday, August 24 at Rosy-Lane Holsteins in Watertown, WI

Register Today!

Register for one of the workshops at https://bit.ly/3NZtzyl or by clicking the button below. Spots are limited to 20 participants per workshop so be sure to reserve your spot today! Thanks to funding support by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, CARE project 1019684, registration is only $50.

Contact Courtney Halbach with questions about the program and UW-Madison Conference Centers with registration questions.