The 12th annual Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference (TSDNC) will be held April 8 & 9, 2003 at the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne, IN. The objective of the Conference is to disseminate current information on the feeding of dairy cattle primarily to individuals who provide nutritional advice to dairy farmers. Feed industry personnel, nutrition consultants, Extension personnel, veterinarians, and interested dairy producers are encouraged to attend. The record attendance for the Conference occurred last year at 535. The Conference is sponsored by The Ohio State, Michigan State, and Purdue Universities and allied industries. The registration fee is $130 per person (discounts available for groups of 10 or more) and is due by March 21. The late registration fee is $155. The registration fee includes refreshments during breaks and the reception, one breakfast, and a copy of the Proceedings. Additional copies of the Proceedings will be available at $20/copy.
A free pre-conference program is sponsored by Mycogen Seeds with the theme of "Impact of Quality Forages". This program occurs from 8:00 am - 12:00 on April 8. Registration for the TSDNC begins at 11:00 on April 8, with the program beginning at 1:00 pm. The Conference concludes at 12:30 pm on April 9. The themes this year are Nutrition and Animal Health, Carbohydrates, Effective Fiber Sources, and Current Issues. Three speakers are from Canada, and other speakers are from IL, KS, PA, WI, MI, OH, and IA. For additional information or to register, contact Amanda Hargett at OSU (614) 688-3143 or go to our web site: http://tristatedairy.osu.edu. Additional information also is available by contacting: Dr. Maurice Eastridge, The Ohio State University, (614) 688-3059; Dr. Herbert Bucholtz, Michigan State University, (517) 355-8432; or Dr. Timothy Johnson, Purdue University, (765) 494-4810.