The focus of the 2019 workshops will be: Economics of Production. The workshops will be held the week of February 11th in four locations across Alberta and are hosted by the Dairy Research and Extension Consortium of Alberta (DRECA).

Dates and Locations

  • February 11 – Lethbridge, Coast Lethbridge Hotel
  • February 12 – Lacombe, Lacombe Memorial Centre
  • February 13 – Westlock, Hazel Bluff Hall
  • February 14 – Leduc, Executive Royal Inn


  • Economics of Disease
  • Feed & Ingredient Costs
  • Business Strategy and Planning
  • Herd Economic Analysis


  • Herman Barkema, University of Calgary
  • Kimberly Shipley, MNP
  • Jeff Pascoe, NutriSource
  • Devin Brennan, Oresco Associates

Come join fellow industry members to learn about achieving your goals by building and managing a productive herd. Registration and coffee at 9:30 am. The workshops start at 10:00 am sharp and end by 3:00 pm.

Download the Agenda

To Register

Registration opens on December 1, 2018. Click here or call Kim Skolarchuk, Alberta Milk, at 780-577-3325. Early bird registration is $55 and is available until January 25th. Registration after January 25th will be available and at the door for $75. Each workshop attendee will receive a booklet of information to use as reference material as well as lunch and refreshments. Please encourage your neighbours, veterinarians, farm employees, feed reps and anyone else to attend a workshop and join dairy experts to hear the research and expertise to improve dairy production economic knowledge of your herd.