The Ohio Sustainable Dairy Program (OSDP) was developed as an on-farm educational program to assist and train various core groups of small dairy producers and their veterinarian to identify, implement, and accomplish sustainable business goals through an on-farm collaborative learning process. Demonstration is also a very important component of this learning process. The various core groups are made up of small dairy producers (< 100 cows; conventional and organic) and their respective veterinary practitioner and/or practice. Each of the core groups attend six single-day hands-on intensive workshops (or modules) held on host farms or other pre-selected locations (modules are typically held bimonthly). For more information, please click here.
List of Modules and Topics
- Module 1: Milk Quality & Mastitis Control Program
- Module 2: Dairy Cattle Reproduction
- Module 3: Dairy Cattle Nutrition
- Module 4: Dairy Farm Economics & Decision Making
- Module 5: Dairy Herd Health & Preventive Medicine
- Module 6: Manure Nutrient Management
Program originated from the Ohio Dairy Producers Association and OSU Extension Innovative Program Funding.