Turning Cows Into Cash:  Maximizing Profitability


Jason Karszes

Senior Extension Associate, Animal Science Pro-Dairy at Cornell University

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Fisher Auditorium

OSU, Wooster Campus
680 Madison Ave.
Wooster, Ohio 44691​

Proposed Schedule

9:00-9:55 AM Registration, Continental Breakfast, Visit with Exhibitors

9:55-10:00 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks - Shaun Wellert, D.V.M./KVVMA Co-President

10:00-10:45 AM Featured Speaker - Jason Karszes; Heifer Economics - impact of heifers, cost management

10:45-11:15 AM Break and Visit with Exhibitors

11:15-12:00 PM Featured Speaker - Jason Karszes;  Rising Labor Costs

12:00-1:30 PM Lunch and Visit with Exhibitors

1:30-2:00 PM Speaker - Kirby Korgstad; Trust Your Gut: gut health for maximizing income over feed costs

2:00-2:30 PM Break and Visit with Exhibitors

2:30 - 3:15 PM Featured Speaker - Jason Karszes;  Investment Balance - reinvesting profits

3:15 PM  Door Prizes (must be present to win)


Reminder - reservations for lunch are due by Friday, February 9th.

About the Trade Show

In past years, the trade show featured booths and presentations by more than 80 exhibitors and we expect similar numbers this year.  The conference was attended by over 250 dairy producers, specialists, and service providers.

About the Speaker

Jason Karszes

Senior Extension Associate, Animal Science Pro-Dairy at Cornell University

Jason Karszes is a dairy farm management specialist with the PRO-DAIRY Program at Cornell Unviersity.  His extension, teaching, and research efforts have centered around financial performance and decision-making programs for dairy farms and the use of Cornell's Dairy Farm Business Summary and Analysis Program.  Working with a diverse group of dairy producers every year, he focuses on annual business performance, budgeting, decision making, and goal setting to improve busines performance.  In addition, Jason develops key monthly data monitoring programs, facilitates multiple business discussion groups centered on financial and business education, conducts applied research around costs and performance of production activities and coordinates farm business management education programs for Cornell Cooperative Extension.  

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