By Denise Mullinax, Assistant Director, CDQAP

The second California Dairy Sustainability Summit took place online this past November 5-6. 600+ tuned in live throughout the two-day event. Attendees included government officials, dairy farmers and industry representatives, students and university faculty, dairy processors and customers, and others stakeholders at the local, state, national, and international level. You
can now watch the session recordings here.

Highlights include an excellent panel discussion among leaders at Dairy Farmers of America, Land O’ Lakes, Inc., California Dairies, Inc., and Secretary Tom Vilsack. There are also a number of sessions featuring dairy producers, as they discuss their experiences with robotic milking systems, engaging in local SGMA discussions, implementing new tillage and irrigation practices, and participating in local nitrate management zones.

Research Poster Videos: The California Research

California Dairy Research Posters

Foundation hosted a “virtual poster session,” or a series of 2-3-minute videos highlighting results of select California dairy research projects in sustainability, providing the latest science you can use in making business decisions on your facility.

The list of research videos includes:

  • Effect of Solid-Liquid Separation on Mitigation of Methane
  • Manure Nutrient Recycling in Silage Corn and Wheat
  • Growing and Feeding Sugarbeets on California Dairies
  • Red Seaweed Reduces Enteric Methane up to 80% in Beef Steers
  • Healthy Soils
  • and more!

The videos and poster PDFs are available on the post session site and can also be accessed on CDRF’s website.