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About Dairy Extension

We're conducting on-farm research to help Minnesota dairy producers make profitable decisions – providing a competitive edge in an increasingly global milk market.

We're partnering with producers, dairy families, milkers and feeders, and industry professionals to make sure Minnesota is a leader in milk quality, cow comfort and sustainable dairy businesses.

Around the state, our team enhances producers' skills through direct education and train-the-trainer events. University-led research on new technologies informs the choices of dairies, industry professionals, and consumers.

We provide practical solutions for family dairy businesses in transition, and strategies for hiring and managing employees (whether family members or not).

To put it simply: We're passionate about contented, productive cows and happy farmers.

Not sure where to start?

In this video, Marcia Endres discusses her research. For further details, read a story on how we are promoting cow comfort.

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