ORANGE CITY, Iowa — Dairy producers in the I-29 corridor have a new way of receiving information through the I-29 Moo University Dairy Consortium. Extension Dairy Specialists from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota develop industry-specific content for the twice monthly podcast.
The podcast discusses current issues facing dairy producers, from economics and animal health to forage, labor and farm programs. The first podcast was released May 26 and discussed information for dairy producers concerning the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Other podcast topics to-date include heat stress, forage preservation and sampling, feeding strategies, animal activism, silage safety, risk management tools, reproduction and quality assurance programs.
Podcasts are published every two weeks, and feature commentary by I-29 Moo University Extension Dairy Specialists in conversation with other dairy industry experts.
The podcast is geared toward dairy producers of all sizes from 20 cows to 10,000 cows. Each episode is about 30 minutes and is available at https://feeds.captivate.fm/i-29-moo-u/, as well as on each state’s Dairy Extension website. Producers can also subscribe to the “I-29 Moo U Dairy Podcast” on iTunes, Spotify or any podcast platform. Past episodes are archived, so listeners can tune in whenever they choose.