Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation Annual Meeting scheduled for March 20 in Calmar

The annual meeting of the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation will be held Friday, March 20 at Iowa’s Dairy Center in Calmar. Registration for the event will begin at 10:30 a.m.
The events for the day start at 11 a.m. and include a cooperative presentation by Dave Lawstuen, Michelle Elliott and Corey Meyer about the conservation efforts of the Dairy Foundation, Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) and the Winneshiek County Soil and Water Conservation District through the Turkey River Watershed Project. Chuck Gipp, Iowa DNR Director, will also discuss and answer questions about regulations facing Iowa livestock producers.
There will be a meal at noon, followed by the annual meeting. The meeting includes the election of officers at 1:15 p.m. In addition, there will be displays from leading dairy industry businesses that support the Dairy Foundation.
There is no cost for Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation members to attend the meeting; however, an RSVP is requested for lunch. Those who are not a current member of the Dairy Foundation and would like to attend may contact Megan at 563-534-9957, ext. 107, or email kregelm@nicc.edu to become a member.
Iowa’s Dairy Center is supported by the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation, a non-profit, grassroots organization formed to prepare young men and women to operate dairy farms, provide ongoing education for existing dairy farmers and serve as a public educational facility. The center includes an educational facility with classrooms and labs, a milking parlor, freestall barn and calf barn. For more information, visit www.iowadairycenter.com.

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