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Feed Dealers Seminars

December 9, 2020

Presented by Cornell Animal Science and PRO-DAIRY

The Feed Dealer Seminars are specifically targeted for nutritionists, veterinarians, crop and management consultants, extension educators, and dairy producers with specific interest in nutrition-oriented topics. They are designed to blend the latest concepts in feeding and other management aspects of dairies with field level application. 

Recordings available

This year's seminars were presented virtually via Zoom and recorded.  A short registration process is required in order receive access to the links.

Register for recordings online


  • Casey Havekes, Cornell Cooperative Extension, North Country Regional Ag Team, Dairy Management Specialist
  • Joe Lawrence, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY, Dairy Forage Systems Specialist
  • Dr. Tom Overton, Cornell University, Professor and Chair, Department of Animal Science and Director, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY
  • Dr. Kristan Reed, Cornell University, Assistant Professor of Dairy Cattle Nutrition and Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance Partners Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow


  • Management Strategies for Controlled Energy Dry Cow Diets
  • Corn Silage: Managing to Optimize Forage Value
  • Five Things We Think We Know About Feeding Transition Cows and What Do We Still Need to Learn
  • How Accurate is Your MUN Test?
  • Magnitude and Sources of Variation in Farm-Grown Forages

Joining the Live Presentations

Links to join the virtual event are emailed to registered participants in advance of the event. 

Before the Event

Please review the technology requirements and tips below in advance of the virtual conference.  Zoom offers additional information in the Support Center.

Visit and select the first option, Zoom Client for Meetings. Be sure your pop-up blockers are disabled and  you have upgraded to the latest security updates.

  • We recommend using a computer or laptop to get the most out of your experience.
  • For the best broadcast results, review the Zoom instructions on testing your computer or device's audio.
  • As a participant, you won’t need a microphone or camera and are automatically muted during the virtual event.
  • You can use the integrated Q&A feature to ask questions of the speakers and use the Chat feature if you are having technical issues.

Operating System and Browsers

The following operating systems and browsers are supported by Zoom.

Operating Systems

  • Mac OS X with MacOS 10.7 or later
  • Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
  • Windows XP with SP3 or later, Vista with SP1 or later
  • Surface PRO 2 (running Win 8.1) or Surface PRO 3 (running Win 10)
  • iOS, Android and Blackberry mobile devices


  • Windows: IE 11+,  Edge 12+, Firefox 27+,  Chrome 30+
  • Mac: Safari 7+, Firefox 27+,  Chrome 30+
  • Linux: Firefox 27+,  Chrome 30+

If you are using an unsupported operating system you will not be able to join the live virtual event.  Visit the Zoom System Requirements page for further information.


We recommend that you use a computer with a DSL or Cable modem connection, or a mobile device with a fast connection. Satellite connection is also feasible, but may be unpredictable for participating in webinars.   Zoom offers additional recommendations relative to internet bandwidth.

Test Your Internet Connection

Join a Test Zoom Meeting

For slower internet speeds, it may be useful to join the virtual conference through your computer for the video and screen views, but connect to the conference audio using your phone from a landline or cell phone (instead of trying to also connect your audio through your computer).


You DO need to have functioning speakers for the webinars but DO NOT need to have a headset or video camera.  You will have the option to join the virtual conference by using your computer's integrated audio.