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WCROC Organic Dairy Day planned for Aug. 13

MORRIS, Minn. -- The University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center's Organic Dairy Day will be held Tuesday, Aug. 13 in Morris from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Educational programs will feature Jon Bansen, Oregon Organic Dairy producer; Amending Soils in Organic Dairy Pastures by Dr. Cindy Daley, California State University-Chico Organic Dairy. An organic dairy research update will also be provided.

Beginning at 1 p.m., there will be field tour stops that will focus on grazing summer annauls (BMR Sorghum-Sudangrass and Teff), Walk-thru fly traps (Cow Vac and Bruce Fly traps), and heat detection systems for organic dairy cows.

Field tours will be presented by Brad Heins, WCROC, James Paulson, UMN Extension, Roger Moon, UMN and Lucas Sjostrom, WCROC.

The field day will include free lunch by Wurstmachers, with plenty of time to network with others.

The Organic Dairy Day is free and open to the public. If you plan to attend, or would like more information, contact WCROC at 320-589-1711 or by sending an email to: