UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI EXTENSION
 

Missouri Dairy Grazing Conference

Dairy cow

July 7-8, 2015
Springfield, Missouri

Welcome to the Missouri Dairy Grazing Conference web page! This conference will be held in Springfield, Missouri. Farm tours will be held to local pasture-based dairy operations on day one of the conference. Presentations will be given by university faculty, industry and dairy producers on the latest information related to dairy grazing systems on day two. A trade show is planned for businesses affiliated with this industry to showcase their products and information at the conference. It is a great opportunity for dairy producers and industry professionals to learn about the latest in grazing systems and network with other producers.

Click here for a conference brochure.

Agenda

The current agenda for the conference can be downloaded from the following link.

2015 Conference Agenda

Fees

Registration is $150/per person prior to June 24. Registrations postmarked after the deadline, or at the door, will be charged an additional $25 per person.

A reduced registration will be available at $125/per person (limit 2) for additional registrations from the same farm/business. This discounted rate will not be available online, and will only be accepted on mail, fax or phone registrations.

Registering prior to June 24th is strongly suggested to ensure adequate time to plan for meals and logistics. Registration covers admittance to the conference, trade show, social reception, July 7th farm tours and two lunches.

Members of the Missouri Dairy Association that attend the conference will be reimbursed $100 per farm and will need to see Dave Drennan at the MDGC booth during the conference for the reimbursement.

Registration

  • Online: Click Here. Online registration is not available for those using the discount offered for multiple registrations from same organization.
  • By Mail: Complete registration form and mail to: Missouri Dairy Grazing Conference, 348 Hearnes Center, Columbia, MO 65211
  • By Fax: Complete registration form and fax to (573) 882-1953
  • By Phone: Call (573) 882-4349

Written request for cancellations and refunds must be received by June 23, 2015. Substitutions are welcome. Please mail, fax or e-mail those requests to:

Kim Foley
MU Conference Office
344 Hearnes Center, Columbia, MO 65211
Fax: (573) 882-1953
Email:muconf9@missouri.edu

Location

The conference will be held at Ramada Plaza Hotel and Oasis Convention Center. A block of rooms will be held until June 6, 2015. Mention "Missouri Dairy Grazing Conference" to get the group rate of $82 per night.

Ramada Plaza Hotel & Oasis Convention Center
2546 North Glenstone Ave.
Springfield, MO 65803

Opportunities for Sponsorship or Trade Show

You may choose to participate at the Missouri Dairy Grazing Conference as an event sponsor or in our trade show. To learn more information, please download the informational letter below with further details about these opportunities. Registration forms are due by June 10, 2015.

Sponsor and Tradeshow Information

Contacts

For more information about the conference, please feel free to contact our conference chairs:

Ted Probert: (417) 741-6134 or ProbertT@missouri.edu
Reagan Bluel: (417) 847-3161 or BluelRJ@missouri.edu
Ryan Milhollin: (573) 882-0668 or MilhollinR@missouri.edu

Interested in moving your dairy to Missouri? Contact Kurt Olsen with the Missouri Department of Agriculture for assistance. Phone: 573-291-5704 or E-mail: Kurt.Olsen@mda.mo.gov.

Sponsors

Our thanks to all of our sponsors for their valuable support of this conference.

  • Gold Level

    • Barenbrug logo
    • University of Missouri Extension logo
  • Silver Level

    • Dairy Farmers of America
    • FCS Financial
    • Missouri Dairy Association logo
    • Organic Valley logo
    • Purina logo
    • Progressive Dairyman logo

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