The virtual coffee break with the MSU Extension Dairy team podcast is back

Join us for season two of this informative program that presents interviews with farmers, researchers, and industry experts in a new accessible format.

After a successful first season, the virtual coffee break podcast returns to your favorite podcast platforms. Season one covered a variety of guests that included farmers, researchers, and industry experts. Topics discussed included how to promote the dairy industry, methods to improve milk quality, introduction to LEAN management, antibiotic usage, corn silage recommendations, and other interesting information to improve dairy farms. All 10 episodes of season one are available here.

Season two began on July 8, 2020, and each episode will be available on the same platforms including Spotify, Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, Anchor podcasts, and more.

Season two will feature 10 new episodes representing multiple areas of dairy management. Fields include animal health, feed management, and calf management among other interesting areas. New for this season, we will feature three episodes focusing on the financial side of dairy farming. We look forward to guests from Michigan State University, GreenStone Farm Credit Services, Penn State University, and Clemson University hosted by MSU Extension educators.

Please join us by searching for the virtual coffee break with the MSU Extension Dairy team on your favorite podcast platform. The podcast can also be accessed from your computer here. Do not miss an interesting new episode each week.

Episode Invited Guest Dates Available
Season two introduction   July 8
Ketosis and its impact on mastitis Turner Swartz July 15
Feeding strategies for optimal calf development Michael Steele July 22
Lender readiness Ben Spitzley July 29
Working with farm advisors Lisa A. Holden August 5
Forage Feature: Reduced Lignin Alfalfa Kim Cassida August 12
Feed management 101 Don Martell August 19
BLV Update: From basic to cutting edge research Kelly Sporer August 26
Cost of production and benchmarking Korey Clark September 2
Federal programs for farms Adam Kantrovich September 9
“Fresh” research on milk fever Angel Abuelo September 16

For additional information, questions, or if you are unable to find the podcast on your favorite podcast app, contact Martin Mangual at

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