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Artificial Insemination Workshop
In collaboration with All West Select Sires and Zoetis, the Fresno State Dairy Science program is hosting an Artificial Insemination Workshop on January 14-15, 2019. The workshop will run from 1:00pm-5:00pm each day and involve a combination of lecture and hands-on practice. Two simultaneous sessions will be offered each day: one in Spanish language and one in English language. Sign up early as class size is limited so as to provide live animal practice. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will receive their Artificial Insemination Certificate as recognized within the dairy industry. The workshop registration cost is $200/person (*please make checks payable to California State University, Fresno).
Dairy Calf Workshop
The Fresno State Dairy Science program is partnering with APC, Inc. to host a one day workshop focusing on dairy calf health on January 23, 2018. Three primary sessions will be featured: 1) Managing the first 24 hours, 2) Keeping young calves healthy in the first critical weeks and 3) Positioning calves for health and growth through weaning. The working lunch session will provide an opportunity for participants to meet with experts in table topic sessions: benchmarking practices, career options for students, life on the dairy and ranch, and calf supplements. This is a great educational opportunity for dairy and calf ranch owners as well as calf operation managers, key calf workers, and dairy science students. Doors will open at 8:30am and the workshop will run from 9:30am-2:30pm. The workshop will be followed by a dairy production tour and social hour from 2:30-3:30. Workshop registration cost is $75/person. (*please make checks payable to California State University, Fresno)
*To register for either event, please call 559.278.4405
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