The University of Kentucky is working with with the University of Minnesota to host the 2017 Conference on Precision Dairy Farming from May 30 through June 1. The event will be hosted at the Coldstream Dairy Farm and Hyatt Regency in Lexington, Kentucky.
Speakers for the event include Cornell University professor Julio Giordano, Wageningen University professor Henk Hogeveen, and University of Minnesota professor Marcia Endres, among others. The experts selected to participate in the conference have extensive knowledge on topics such as dairy agriculture and precision agriculture technology.
“We have designed this conference for dairy producers and practical applications rather than just focusing on presenting research data,” said Jeffrey Bewley, dairy specialist for the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. “We are really looking forward to showing the participants our dairy cattle facilities, including our state-of-the-art cow comfort barn and the multiple precision dairy technologies we have on site.”
Attendees will also be able to sit in on panel discussions involving the industry experts for insight into how dairy technology is being used today. The workshop sessions will tackle topics including ketosis detection, estrus detection, robotics, and automated calf feeders.
Registration for the event is $195 per person. Industry producers and students can register for a special rate of $50 per person. Online registration will close two weeks before the conference start date. More information can be found at www.PrecisionDairyFarming2017.com.