2022 MAC Regional Extension In-Service Training Agenda

  • When:
    Wednesday, May 25 & Thursday May 26, 2022
    1:00 PM (Wed.) – 3:00 PM (Thurs.)

  • Where:
    The Woodlands Inn and Resort
    1073 Highway 315
    Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

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Wednesday 5/25

Time Topic

Session I

Supply Chain Economics
Moderator: Bill Shockey, West Virginia University Extension

1:00 pm


1:10 pm

Managing Dairy under Two-Tier Pricing Systems

Jason Karszes, Cornell PRO-DAIRY

2:00 pm

Beef Feed Management: Addressing Rising Cost

Steve Boyles, The Ohio State University

2:55 pm

Dealing with Input Shortages and High Cost; Fertilizer, Fuel

Barry Ward, The Ohio State University

3:25 pm


Session II

Extension Program Sharing
Moderator: Adrian Barragan, Penn State University

3:45 pm

Sharing of Successful Programming and Research Projects by Extension Colleagues

5:15 pm

Adjourn for Social Hour

6:15 pm


Session III


7:15 pm

Feeding Cows in 2022, New NRC and other updates
Moderator / Speaker: Larry Chase, Cornell University

Thursday 5/26

Time Topic

Session IV

Beef x Dairy Cross
Moderator: Glenda Pereira, University of Maine Extension

8:00 am

Marketing Value Added Beef Calves

Garth Ruff, Ohio State University Extension

9:00 am

Being More Intentional with Breeding for desired goals of cross breeds

Brad Heins, University of Minnesota - Morris

10:00 am


10:30 am

Dairy Farmer Survey of Beef x Dairy Practices

Betsy Hicks and Margaret Quaassdorff, Cornell Cooperative Extension

11:00 am

Feeding Beef Cross Animals

Tara Felix, Penn State University

12:00 pm


Session V


Moderator: Sarah Cornelisse, Penn State University

1:00 pm

Current human resources practices, including safety and COVID-19 prevention practices, for English-speaking and Spanish-speaking personnel in dairy farms in Pennsylvania

Adrian Barragan, Penn State University

1:50 pm

Overtime Rules in NYS – possible implications in region

Richard Stup, Cornell Cooperative Extension

2:40 pm