Discover CALS

See how our current work and research is bringing new thinking and new solutions to some of today's biggest challenges.

  • Animal Science
  • Dairy
  • CCE

What You Need to Know

This two-dairy virtual conference has gathered dairy industry experts to shed light on what “getting to net zero” means for dairy producers.

Join us if you are:

  • curious about what getting to “Net Zero” means for dairy farmers and why it’s being talked about so much.
  • interested in the facts around dairy cattle and greenhouse gases.
  • looking to learn about current and future farm practices and technology that can be used to reduce greenhouse gases?
  • wondering where you’ll find the time to attend a conference or workshop?

 Registration is free thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.

    Date & Time

    February 2, 2022 - February 3, 2022
    12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Wednesday, February 2, 2022

    • U.S. Dairy Net Zero Initiative: Building a Roadmap to 2050 – Karen Scanlon, DMI
    • Cattle and Climate Change – Frank Mitloehner, PhD
    • Consumer Trends and Industry Sustainability – Sara Place, PhD

    Thursday, February 3, 2022

    • Management Practices for Managing Methane – Peter Wright
    • Innovative Crop Strategies for Reducing or Sequestering GHG - Quirine Ketterings, PhD
    • Nutritional Strategies for Reducing Greenhouse Gases- Tom Overton, PhD,
    • Using Genetics to Impact Green House Gases –Christine Baes, PhD or Research Associate.
    • Dairy Producer and Industry Panel


    • Karen Scanlon, EVP of Environmental Stewardship for Dairy Management Inc, and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy
    • Frank Mitloehner, PhD, Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Animal Science, University of California at Davis
    • Sara Place, PhD, Technical Consultant in Sustainability, Elanco
    • Peter Wright, Agricultural Engineer, PRO-DAIRY, Cornell University
    • Quirine Ketterings, PhD, Professor, Nutrient Management Spear Program, Department of Animal Science, Cornell University
    • Tom Overton, PhD, Professor of Dairy Management, Chair of the Department of Animal Science at Cornell University
    • Christine Baes, PhD, Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Livestock Genomics, University of Guelph


    We appreciate the generous support of our industry sponsors.

    • ASAP Interiors
    • Dairy Herd Management Services
    • Farm Credit East
    • Feedworks USA
    • Keseca Veterinary Clinic
    • Lutz Feed
    • Perry Vet Clinic
    • Zinpro
    Group standing in front of an anaerobic digester at a Western NY dairy farm

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    Contact Information

    Kathy Barrett

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    The PRO-DAIRY mission is to facilitate New York state economic development by increasing the competitiveness and sustainability of New York's dairy farm businesses through industry-applied research and educational programs that enhance farm profitability, while advancing dairy producers and agribusiness professionals' knowledge, skills and enthusiasm.

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