The University of Illinois will be offering three online dairy classes in the fall 2015 semester.

  1. A 1 credit, six-week dairy class will focus on ration balancing and be applicable using the Spartan III dairy model. The class will be led by Mike Hutjens. Principles in the class can apply to other rumen model computer programs.
  2. Hutjens will be coordinating a new class focused on forage production and utilization for one 1 credit for six weeks, featuring legumes, grass, small grain, corn silage and pasture systems – plus inoculants, storage systems and forage test interpretation.
  3. Dr. Dick Wallace will be offering his popular advanced dairy reproduction class for 10 weeks and 2 credits. All phases of reproductive management, diseases and breeding strategies will be covered.

Classes can be enrolled for college credit, continuing education units for veterinarians or dairy professionals, or non-credit for dairy farmers or others (registration fees vary for each). All classes begin Sept. 21 and are held on Mondays. Enrollment and details for all three dairy classes can be found at the University of Illinois website. PD


—From University of Illinois news release