April 21, 8am–9:30amWhere
Agricultural Incubator Foundation 13737 Middleton Pike (St. Rt. 582, Bowling Green, OH
The rise in popularity of robotic milking operations across the dairy industry will be discussed by Ben Mescher of Prenger’s, Inc. The event is hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation (AIF).
Mescher, a milking robotic expert, will further explain how such systems have greatly benefited dairy farmers and the industry as a whole. In 2014, more than 5,000 systems were installed, and the trend continues to rise. Their use reduces cost for human labor, while providing each cow with needs for optimal health, production, and well-being.
Prenger’s, with its main office in Maria Stein, Ohio, has more than 70 milking robot operations functioning on farms in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky – and 15 additional systems will be installed this year.
Arrive early, as breakfast and informal networking will start at 8 a.m., with the program to follow. The cost is just $10 per person (cash or check at the door) which includes breakfast and networking opportunities.
The Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum is an educational networking opportunity to provide information on current issues, trends and programs available to the agricultural community and those who support its advancement.
Walk-ins are welcome, but guests are encouraged to reserve a seat in advance by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.