Cow College 2022 – Online and In-Person

2022 will be the 60th Cow College!

The 2022 Cow College will be held online January 6 and January 13. There will be in-person farm tours on January 20.

View at home or at the FVTC Clintonville Regional Center. Registration required.

January 6, 2022

Webinar -12:30 pm -1:00 pm with Q/A at 1 pm

Why all the fuss about pair housing of calves?

Dr. Jennifer Van Os, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Animal Welfare, Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jennifer will cover the research benefits of pair/group housing, grouping strategies (e.g., all-in/all-out moves, age at grouping), and feeding strategies to reduce cross sucking.

January 13, 2022

Webinar – 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm with Q/A at 1 pm

Heifer Blueprint-Setting a foundation for calf success.

Tina Kohlman, Regional Dairy & Livestock Agent UW-Madison Extension Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Ozaukee & Washington Counties

Tina will cover housing options, calf health benchmarks, and other pertinent management info (e.g., bedding).

January 20, 2022

In-person Farm Tours – Group Housing of Calves – 10:00 am – noon

  • 10:00 am Greg Riesenberg Farm-N4344 Capital Dr., Shawano, WI 54166
  • 11:00 am Dave Viergurtz (Triple D Dairy)-N12098 County Rd D, Clintonville, WI 54929

Register for one or all FREE virtual meetings at:

OR by calling Extension Shawano County at 715-526-6136

Registrations must be received by 5 pm the night before the meeting

Extension Shawano County 715-526-6136
Extension Outagamie County 920-832-4763


Click here to view the event flyer.