Northeast Iowa Community College is excited to offer an artificial insemination class taught jointly by Dr. Alex Souza and Dr. Humberta Rivera, reproduction specialists with Accelerated Genetics of Baraboo, Wisconsin, and Dr. Chris Harvey, NICC ag faculty. The three-day hands-on class will be presented in English or Spanish as needed.

Accelerated Genetics will bring an endoscope so that students can actually see the cervix of the animal as they learn the art of A.I. The A.I. school will cover all aspects of bovine reproduction, from anatomy and hormones to heat detection. The students will receive actual insemination practice utilizing cattle from the Dairy Center and neighboring farms.

The class meets Tuesday, June 1 through Thursday June 3, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily at the Dairy Center located on Highway 150 south of Northeast Iowa Community College in Calmar. Registration ($149) is very limited, so call to reserve your place in Artificial Insemination #0032005. Call NICC at (800) 728-2256 ext. 399 or for more information use ext. 341 or e-mail.


—From NICC news release