Field Day and Seafood Lunch: Can Conservation Pay?

Date: October 24, 2018, 9:45am
Location: Dolan Farms, Dodgeville, WI

First Annual Wisconsin Chili Lunch

Date: November 15, 2018
Location: Statewide

6th Annual Perennial Farm Gathering

Date: December 7-8, 2018
Location: Lussier Family Heritage Center, Madison

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Wisconsin Dairy Sheep School

Date: Mar 6 2010 9:00 am

Location: [unknown]

Posted December 2009

Location: Spooner Agricultural Research Station

This five-day course will feature lectures on topics such as weaning and artificial rearing of lambs, mastitis and milk quality, parlor design and milking machine function, ewe nutrition, and milk handling regulations.  Speakers will include:

•    Dr. Pamela Ruegg, University of Wisconsin-Madison
•     Dr. Doug Reinemann, University of Wisconsin- Madison
•     Dr. Bob Leder,  United Veterinary Services
•     Tom Kieffer, Dream Valley Farm
•     Larry Meisegeier , Wisconsin Sheep Dairy Cooperative
•    Brenda Jensen, Hidden Springs Creamery

In addition, the five-day course will provide hands-on experience in the milking parlor and caring for young lambs, reinforcing information provided in daily lectures.  Download the brochure and application form here.