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Program leaders want to show you the money
Conference call series back by popular demand

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- What proven strategies and tools can Pennsylvania dairy producers use on-farm to become more profitable? The Penn State Extension Dairy Team has brought back the Show Me the Money conference call series.

The series of calls focus on specific herd, crop, and business management strategies that can improve dairy farm profitability. The format of the phone calls will be short presentations by Extension specialists and other agribusiness professionals followed by opportunity for questions and discussions. Calls are open to anyone in the dairy industry.

Different topics are offered on various dates and times. Participation in all calls is not required. Remaining topics, dates and times include:

Dairy operations: The next generation. October 2, noon to 1 p.m. Find out how to begin planning now to help ease the transition process. Gary Heim, agricultural law and estate planning attorney, Persun & Heim, P.C., is the presenter.

Risk management options for every size farm. October 16, noon to 1 p.m., presented by Alan Zepp, risk management program coordinator, Center for Dairy Excellence.

Make your team meetings count! November 6, noon to 1 p.m. and again on November 8, from 7 to 8 p.m. Join Dr. Lisa Holden, associate professor of Penn State Department of Animal Science and Rebecca White, Extension research associate, in a discussion on how to better use data, farm records and key information to “make your team meeting count!”

There is no fee to participate in this conference call series, but pre-registration is required. To pre-register, contact the Penn State Extension Dairy Team office toll-free at 888-373-7232 or complete the online registration form at www.surveymonkey.com/s/showmemoney. Upon registering, participants will receive a toll-free conference call number to dial into to participate in the phone call. Pre-registration no later than five business days prior to each call is required to receive printed materials that will be discussed during the calls. Last-minute registrations will be accepted, but printed materials will only be available to those who register at least five days in advance. A recording of this series and previous conference call series can be accessed for free online as available.

For more information, contact the Penn State Extension Dairy Team at 888-373-7232 or visit the Penn State Extension Dairy Team website at extension.psu.edu.