Dairy Business Association: UW Discovery Farms To Reveal Latest Findings at DBA Business Conference

Laurie Fischer – Executive Director, Dairy Business Association
Phone: 920-491-9956
Email: [email protected]

November 1, 2006 –UW Discovery Farms is ready to unveil how the latest run-off research will affect Wisconsin dairy operations, and producers can hear it first at the Seventh Annual Dairy Business Association Business Conference set for November 29 and 30 at the Monona Terrace in Madison.

Dennis Frame, co-director of Wisconsin’s Discovery Farms program, will not only disclose the latest findings of the program’s research during the “Rules Won’t Improve Water Quality …” session, but also include how this data suggests that farming systems, soil moisture and time of the year are key factors in determining run-off.

UW Discovery Farms research precedes studies conducted at DBA producer member John Pagel’s dairy. This is the only operation in the program that is classified as a CAFO (Confined Animal Feeding Operation), and conclusions drawn from this work will undoubtedly influence the run-off control efforts of livestock facilities across the state looking to grow to the CAFO mark themselves.

During this session, Frame will also introduce a simple risk management tool for dairy producers to use to access the hazard of nutrient and sediment losses to surface and groundwater.

Sit in on this must-hear session for dairy producers of any size and scale at 9 a.m. on Thursday, November 30. For a complete conference schedule and registration visit www.widba.com or contact Michelle Philibeck at 920.788.7588 or [email protected]. The registration fee is $165, and single day registration is available. The Dairy Business Association is an industry organization comprised of dairy producers, corporate and allied industry supporters. DBA promotes the growth and success of all dairy farms in Wisconsin by fostering a positive business and political environment.