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Reproductive Management

March 12 - April 30, 2021

Online Course

This course will provide students with fundamental knowledge to understand and manage an effective dairy reproductive program.

Registration is open!

Topics

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Synchronization Protocols
  • Breeding Strategies
  • A.I. Techniques
  • Monitoring Reproductive Programs
  • Heifer Reproduction Management

Speakers

  • Dr. Julio Giordano, DVM, MS, PhD - Cornell University
  • Dr. Robert A. Lynch, DVM, - Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY
  • Kathy Barrett - Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for dairy business on-farm personnel (owner or employee) seeking to increase their knowledge of dairy reproductive management. Participants should possess a formal or informal background in dairy cattle management, but not necessarily in reproductive management.

This course is ideal for individuals who:

  • have been working with dairy cows and are looking to increase their knowledge of reproductive management
  • have had some formal training or course work but want a refresher on reproductive management
  • have been working with the farm repro program but want to know more about the how, what and why
  • want to improve the reproductive performance of your herd but need to know where to start
  • want to increase the skills you bring to the farm or your farm employer

Registration

Fee

$265.00 per person
Register before March 1 and receive a $25 discount!

How to Register

An email address is required to register and only one registration per email address may be submitted. Members of the same company or farm may not register online using the same email address. The email address used should be unique to the person attending as it is used the track payments and attendance across events. If you are registering on behalf of the person attending, you will have the option to enter your email to receive confirmation emails for the person attending.

Register online now!

Questions?

Contact Heather Darrow, Conference Coordinator, at dmconf [at] cornell.edu or (607) 255-4478.

Refund Policy

A full refund of the registration fee paid will be given if notification is provided 1 week or more prior to the first day of the course. Cancellations less than 1 week before the course starts will receive a refund at staff discretion. Refunds will be returned according to original payment method and process. Substitutions of attendees are permitted but must be approved by the conference coordinator.

How It Works

This is a 7-week course offered online using the web-based platform, Moodle.  From the comfort of your home or office, watch pre-recorded presentations on your own schedule.  Engage with speakers during weekly optional live Q&A sessions. Virtual discussions with class members enhance the overall experience.

Online Classroom

The bulk of the course happens on your own time, with discussions, readings, and assignments in MOODLE, our virtual classroom. To add to the experience, webinars will be woven into the online interface of the course to allow you to meet on a weekly basis to learn from presenters and ask questions in real time. If you miss one, they are always recorded and posted for later viewing.

Presentations for each topic are pre-recorded and are accessible whenever is convenient to the participant. An optional live Q & A session with presenters is held on Thursdays each week via an online webinar. These sessions are also recorded and posted in the classroom for those unable to participate at the scheduled time.

Corresponding assignments are due each week. To get the most out of the experience, you should expect to spend approximately 2-3 hours per week on the lessons and assignments.

Continuing Education Credits

This course has been approved for a maximum of 2.1 CEUs from the Cornell School of Continuing Education.  Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate notifying you of the CEUs awarded.

Technology Requirements

The following operating systems are supported by our webinar platform, Zoom:

  • Mac OS X with MacOS 10.6.8 /(Snow Leopard) 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

Browsers that are supported by Zoom:

  • 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 webinar sessions that feature some of the best content of the course, so please do not register for courses unless you will upgrade your operating system before the course begins. Visit the Zoom System Requirements page for further information.

Internet

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 when participating in webinars. Zoom offers additional recommendations relative to internet bandwidth.  Lack of high-speed internet at your home doesn't necessarily preclude participation – participants can join the weekly webinar from their local library or from a friend’s home.

Software

Special software for the course is not required, beyond an internet browser (Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, Opera, etc.) and a small free download you will be automatically prompted to complete to access webinars on Zoom. It is helpful, but not strictly necessary, to have Microsoft Office (for Word and Excel documents). Your instructor can provide other options if you don’t have Office.

Hardware

You DO need to have functioning speakers for the webinars but DO NOT need to have a headset or video camera. You should be familiar with the functions of your computer and with browsing the internet. The more comfortable you are with new technology and distance learning, the more you will get out of the course.

Accessibility

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. If accommodations are needed to participate or fully access content, please contact Heather Darrow at hh96 [at] cornell.edu.

 

For More Information

Heather Darrow
Conference Coordinator (registration questions)
dmconf [at] cornell.edu

Kathy Barrett
Course Coordinator
kfb3 [at] cornell.edu

Rob Lynch
Course Coordinator
rlynch [at] cornell.edu