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Ohio Dairy Producers Association Fall Meeting Nov. 7

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Nov. 7, 2013 | 09:30 am - 03:00 pm

Dutch Valley Restaurant
1343 Old Route 39 NE
Sugarcreek, OH 44681

Blue-green algae continues to be in the news, and "agricultural pollution" is being cited as a significant contributor to the problem. As a result, Senate Bill 150 has been introduced and could potentially require farmers to have nutrient management plans for both manure and fertilizer application.

Dairy farmers need to know what’s at stake and what ODPA is doing to provide input on this critical legislation and agricultural pollution issue. ODPA wants to hear from dairy farmers. Make plans now to attend one of the two fall ODPA meetings.

What’s on the Agenda:

  • Hear first-hand how the state agencies are working together to address the blue-green algae crisis and how SB 150 may affect Ohio agriculture;
  • hear an update from ODPA, including the latest on current issues and news;
  • find out what’s new in dairy with Ohio State;
  • learn about the Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) the official identification and movement document requirements now in effect for moving animals across state lines;
  • lunch will be provided; and
  • tour one of Ohio’s progressive dairy farms and gain valuable ideas to take back to your farm.

The fall meeting locations and dates are:

Nov. 6 - RE-AL Winner Farms, Ltd., Logan County; meeting held at the Winner Harvest Barn — Alan and Renee Winner and their family currently milk 190 Holstein cows on four Lely A-4 robotic milkers and utilize an automatic calf feeder, Juno feed pusher, and brushes in their newly remodeled flush barn.

Nov. 7 - Andreas Farms, Inc. Tuscarawas County; meeting held at Dutch Valley Restaurant — Dan and Matt Andreas families currently milk 1,200 Holsteins with a RHA of 28,640 and 104,000 SCC. They also are utilizing a recently upgraded solid separation system which allows the processing of manure of up to 2,500 cows in one day.

The meetings will be held from 10:00 a.m. - noon followed by lunch and tour. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and donuts, courtesy of our sponsors.

All Ohio dairy farmers are invited and there's no registration fee. Register here.

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