Winter Webinar Series
Attendance is Free
Event technical assistance provided by Midwest Dairy
All Webinars will be recorded and posted on this site. Attendees of the webinars will be eligible for Door Prizes.
The mission of the North Dakota Livestock Alliance (NDLA) is to support, enhance and promote animal agriculture in North Dakota.
THE BENEFITS OF LEASING IN A CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENT
December 3, 2020 – 1:00–1:45 p.m.
In today’s challenging climate, creative solutions are a must! A creative solution like leasing should be part of your financial toolbox. Join us to learn how leasing can help you preserve working capital, manage taxes, secure fixed rate financing, aid in estate planning, and much more.
Presented by: John Edgington, Sr. Relationship Manager, Co-Bank
John Edgington is a Senior Relationship Manager with Co-Bank, Farm Credit Leasing and services customers in North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Northern Illinois and Michigan.
With 25 years in Ag Lending, and the life experience of growing up on a farm in Southwest Wisconsin, John’s knowledge, passion for the Ag industry, and commitment to moving agriculture forward make him the perfect partner to have on your team.
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OPPORTUNITIES IN LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMENT – 5 STEPS TO SUCCESS
January 21, 2021 – 11:00–11:45 a.m.
Discussing the step-by-step process to explore new livestock or increasing existing livestock operations on your farm.
Presented by: Ty Eschenbaum, A1 Development Solutions
Ty Eschenbaum is a Partner at A1 Development Solutions, a full-service development firm that specializes in site selection, permitting, and pre-construction for livestock and agri-industrial sites in the upper Midwest. He was a Briggs Scholar at SD State University, receiving degrees in Ag Business and Entrepreneurial Studies.
Raised on and still involved with his family’s seedstock Charolais operation, Ty has a passion for agriculture and providing opportunities for family farms.
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DIRECT MEAT MARKETING: THE RULES, OPPORTUNITIES & SALES TOOLS
February 10, 2021 – 11:00–11:45 a.m.
Combining the multiple levels of meat inspection, sales options and tools for local marketing to meet your goals.
Presented by: Jamie Good and Nathan Kroh, ND Dept. of Ag
Jamie started with the North Dakota Department of Agriculture in the Spring of 2013 as the Local Foods and Organics Marketing Specialist. Jamie has enjoyed getting to know and helping the producers he works with. Jamie grew up on a small dairy farm in central Wisconsin.
He lives in Bismarck with his wife and two sons. Jamie and his family enjoy their backyard kitchen garden and spending time outside. Jamie also serves his community as a member of the Bismarck Lions Club.
Nathan Kroh has been the information coordinator for the ND Meat and Poultry Inspection Program for 7 years. His position is to help individuals and meat plant owners navigate the regulations for State and Federal meat inspection laws. He trains people for developing necessary food safety programs, sanitation sessions and general meat plant assistance. He has a bachelors in Food Science from NDSU. He also oversees the dairy and egg inspection programs. If anyone has any questions about meat, eggs, or dairy–Nathan can help.
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THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX…DIVERSIFYING THE FEED BUNK
March 10, 2021 – 11:00–11:45 a.m.
In times of drought, flooding and everything in-between, North Dakota has diverse feedstuffs that can help your operation be successful.
Presented by: Dr. Karl Hoppe, Extension Specialist, NDSU Carrington Research Center
Dr. Karl Hoppe is the Extension Livestock Systems Specialist at the North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center where he has been teaching nutrition and management for beef cows and feedlot cattle for over 30 years to North Dakota cattle producers.
A native of Iowa, Dr. Hoppe has taught and led extension programs for a wide variety of beef cattle topics including nutrition and ration formulation, feedlot management, and cow herd management. Dr. Hoppe has conducted cattle feedout projects for the past 25 years where cattle producers consign cattle to benchmark the performance of their cattle to other herds.