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

 

 

Jackie McCarville
Co-Chariperson
Agriculture Extension Educator
Green County
Jaclyn.mccarville@wisc.edu
608-328-9440

Sandy Stuttgen
Co-Chariperson
Agriculture Extension Educator
Taylor County
Sandra..stuttgen@wisc.edu
715-748 – 3327
Aerica Bjurstrom
Agriculture Extension Educator
Kewaunee County
Sarah Grotjan
Agriculture Extension Educator
Outagamie County
George Koepp
Agriculture Extension Educator
Columbia County
Ashley Olson
Agriculture Extension Educator
Vernon County
Amber O’Brien
Agriculture Extension Educator
Calumet County
Heather Schlesser
Agriculture Agent
Marathon County
Lyssa Seefeldt
Extension Educator
EauClaire County
Maria Jose Fuenzalida Valenzuela
Agriculture Extension Educator
Dane County
Jim Versweyveld
Agriculture Extension Educator
Walworth County
Mark Hagedorn
Dairy Extension Outreach Program Manager
Megan Nelson
Livestock Extension Outreach Program Manager
Jennifer Van Os
UW Madison Dept of Dairy Science, Animal Welfare Specialist

 

 


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@wisc.edu.

 

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