Conference marks 25 years of educating dairy farmers

> TYLERTOWN — Mississippi State University and Louisiana State University will celebrate 25 years of bringing management and marketing information to dairy producers in early January.
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> The 25th annual Mississippi-Louisiana Dairy Management Conference will be Jan. 8 at the Southwest Events Center in Tylertown. The MSU Extension Service and the LSU AgCenter plan and conduct this annual event to meet the educational needs of dairy farmers in both states.
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> The event begins with registration and exhibits at 8:30 a.m. Educational presentations begin at 9:15 a.m. and conclude with a sponsored lunch. There is no cost to attend for dairy producers/managers, their family members and employees, as well as others with an interest in staying abreast of dairy farming issues.
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> Topics include new technologies and innovative approaches to forage production and use on dairy farms, dairy policy and market issues, and new practices to ensure good udder health and high milk quality. Speakers include dairy farmers from Louisiana and Mississippi as well as experts from LSU and MSU.
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> The Southwest Events Center is located at 29 Highway 48 East in Walthall County. For more information, contact Lamar Adams, Pike County Extension agent, at 601-783-5321, or Charles Hutchison, LSU AgCenter Extension dairy specialist, at 225-578-2410.