Series Begins April 8

Picture of cows in a pasture
University of Tennessee Extension has announced a weekly webinar series focused on the Tennessee Master Dairy Program. The webinars begin Wednesday, April 8. Image courtesy UTIA. 


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ― Dairy producers in the state and region are invited to spend their lunchtime learning more about their industry. University of Tennessee Extension has announced a weekly webinar series focused on the Tennessee Master Dairy Program. The webinars begin Wednesday, April 8.

The first session will be presented by UT Extension veterinarian Lew Strickland. His topic will be implementing farm biosecurity during the current COVID-19 crisis.

Each weekly seminar is expected to last one hour. Participation in three hour-long sessions will equate to a single credit in the Master Dairy Module. The Tennessee Master Dairy Program is an educational program to provide a variety of information on animal housing, management, nutrition, reproduction, milk quality, health, handling, welfare, and other topics. Modules are continuously created to provide dairy producers and other interested parties with the most up-to-date information on the topic of interest. Three modules are provided each year in 6 locations across the state to provide dairy producers with easy access to continuing education.

Elizabeth Eckelkamp, UT Extension dairy specialist, says there is no need to listen to the webinar from a computer. “Participants may join in from a cell phone and listen while they’re on the go.”

Each webinar will be held on Wednesday from noon-1 p.m. Eastern/11 a.m.-noon Central. The series will be hosted on Zoom, which is free to download. The first program will be linked at https://tennessee.zoom.us/j/724106717 or, if you prefer to call in, the number is 1-646-876-9923.

More information about the UT Extension Dairy program can be found online at utdairy.utk.edu.

Through its land-grant mission of research, teaching and extension, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions. utia.tennessee.edu.

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Contact:

Elizabeth Eckelkamp, UT Department of Animal Science, eeckelka@utk.edu