Dr. Maurice L. Eastridge, Professor and Extension Dairy Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University
The 24th annual Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference will be held April 20-22, 2015 at the Grand Wayne Center in Ft. Wayne, IN. The program begins on Monday, April 20 with presentations by undergraduate and graduate students and a TMR management software workshop (registration required but there is no registration fee), following by a dinner (registration required) hosted by the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) for students, university personnel, and feed industry personnel. On Tuesday, the annual pre-conference program will be hosted by Balchem with the focus on feeding transition cows (registration information available at http://tristatedairy.osu.edu/precon.php). The Conference presentations begin on Tuesday afternoon and go through mid-day on Wednesday, with speakers from the US and Canada. The presentations will focus on nutrition and animal health, forages, and current topics. Over 50 exhibitors are expected for the trade show, and on Tuesday pm, the veterinarian dinner (sponsored by Merck Animal Health) and nutrition consultant dinner (sponsored by Diamond V) will be held. The early registration fee deadline is April 3; program and registration information is available at: http://tristatedairy.osu.edu/agenda.htm.