Pakistani group on milking parlor tour

A Pakistani delegation recently attended World Dairy Expo, in addition to visiting dairy farms in both Wisconsin and California, to learn more about the U.S. dairy industry.

The I-29 Moo University consortium of Extension dairy specialists from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota will host a trip to California for dairy tours and the World Ag Expo in February.

Dairy producers and agri-business professionals will tour dairy farms in the Fresno and Tulare areas, spend a day at World Ag Expo and another day touring local attractions and other California agriculture commodities.

The dates are Feb. 9-13, 2020. Fees total $1,100 for airfare, a shared hotel room, most meals, bus transportation and fees for parks and World Ag Expo.

“This tour provides Midwest dairy producers the opportunity to tour dairy farms in California and net-work with fellow dairy producers,” said Kim Clark, University of Nebraska-Lincoln dairy extension edu-cator. “We want dairy producers to experience California agriculture and dairy production.”

“We understand dairy producers are facing challenging times financially and with this year’s weather events,” said Tracey Erickson, SDSU dairy field specialist. “Thanks to the support of our sponsors, we are able to offer this trip at a discounted rate for dairy producers and our current year sponsors.”

For the full agenda for the trip and the fees, visit https://dairy.unl.edu/i-29-moo-university/upcoming-events. For more information and to register, contact Tracey Erickson by phone 605-882-5140 or email Tracey.Erickson@sdstate.edu or Kim Clark by phone 402-472-6065 or email kimclark@unl.edu.

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