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Organic Dairy Day to take place in Morris

The University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center's Organic Dairy Day will be held Tuesday, August 7 in Morris from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Educational programs will feature Francis Thicke, Iowa Organic Dairy producer; Fly Management for Organic Dairies by Roger Moon, U of MN; and Nutrition for Grazing and Organic Cattle by Dr. Silvia Abel-Caines, Organic Valley.

Beginning at 2 p.m., there will be field tour stops that will focus on supplementation of grazing cows; fly management; group feeding of organic dairy calves; and raising organic dairy steers. Field tours will be presented by Jeff Duchene, NRCS, James Paulson, U of MN Extension, Roger Moon, U of MN and Brad Heins and Elizabeth Bjorklund, WCROC.

The field day will include lunch with plenty of time to network with others.

The Organic Dairy Day is free and open to the public. If you plan to attend, or would like more information, contact WCROC at 320-589-1711 or by sending an email to: