Delmarva Dairy Day will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, in Hartly Fire Hall in Hartly. This educational program features experts from across the region speaking on current issues facing the industry.
In the morning session, Tom Kilcer from Advanced Ag Systems will cover Practical Aspects of Wide Swathing for Making Silage and Hay. Dr. Bill Stone, the ruminant technical service director for Diamond V, will discuss Keeping Milk Components High.
A hot lunch will be served by the ladies auxiliary.
The afternoon will begin with the continuation of Stone’s presentation on Keeping Milk Components High. Rounding out the program will be Elizabeth Davis from the Mental Health Association in Delaware speaking on How to Master Your Stress.
Participants can visit with dairy industry vendors throughout the day. Lunch will include ice cream manufactured at Woodside Creamery from milk produced by their dairy herd in Hockessin.
Program registration is free and open to any producer or industry professional on the Eastern Shore. To be included in the count for setup and lunches, attendees are asked to RSVP by Friday, Feb. 1, to Dan Severson, at 302-831-2506 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vendors may set up booths for a $125 fee which includes a table, chairs, lunch for one or two people, and dedicated time to meet with producers. For vendor registration contact information, email Serena Conner by Feb. 1.
People who have special needs for accessing this program are asked to notify Severson two weeks in advance so their needs can be accommodated.