Purpose

Welcome to the Wisconsin Dairy & Beef Well-Being Conference website!  UW-Extension will be hosting its annual conference to address the issue of animal handling and well-being.  Please look through the website for information about this program, and if you have any questions please contact us.

Program Learning Objectives and Intended Outcomes:

  • Increase knowledge or understanding of improved dairy and beef cattle animal handling practices.
  • Expand awareness and improve understanding about the science and politics of farm animal care here in the Upper Midwest, throughout the United States and around the world.
  • Build new or existing partnerships between dairy and beef producers, veterinarians, related agencies and organizations to address the emerging agriculture policy issue of animal welfare in Wisconsin.
  • Identify and connect key individuals interested in addressing future educational/policy efforts related to animal care or welfare.

About Cooperative Extension in Wisconsin

Cooperative Extension is part of the University of Wisconsin System and a division of University of Wisconsin-Extension. Cooperative Extension helps people throughout the state acquire knowledge and skills to …

  • Solve problems in their businesses and farms.
  • Improve their local governments and neighborhoods.
  • Enhance the quality of their families’ lives.
  • Use natural resources responsibly.
  • Help their children grow and learn.

Extension people work in partnership with people in county, state, federal, and tribal governments; community organizations; volunteers; business; and industry. With faculty in every county and on UW-campuses, Cooperative Extension gives Wisconsin citizens quick and convenient access to University research and knowledge.


Conference Planning Committee

 

Heather Schlesser, Co-Chairperson; UW-Extension, Marathon County
Sandy Stuttgen, Co-Chairperson; UW-Extension, Taylor County

Aerica Bjurstrom, UW-Extension, Kewaunee County
Mark Hagedorn, UW-Extension, Eau Claire County
Bill Halfman, UW-Extension, Monroe County
Zen Miller, UW-Extension, Outagamie County
Sarah Mills-Lloyd, UW-Extension, Oconto County
Lyssa Seefeldt, UW-Extension, Marquette County
Kory Stalsberg, UW-Extension, Grant & Lafayette County
Amanda Young, UW-Extension, Dodge County

 


For more information on dairy and beef animal husbandry practices, contact your local UW-Extension Agriculture or Dairy & Livestock Agent.

If you have a question about the the website, please contact Lyssa Seefeldt at lyssa.seefeldt@ces.uwex.edu.

 

UW-EXTENSION EXTENDS THE KNOWLEDGE AND RESOURCES OF THE UNIVERSITY TO THE PEOPLE WHERE THEY LIVE AND WORK.