According to the Pocono District of Penn State Extension, a "Technology Tuesdays: Milking Center Layout and Components free online workshop designed for dairy producers, their employees and advisers will be held on March 12, from 8:30 - 10 a.m.

The milking center is often the focal point of the dairy operation. Animal traffic and handling will influence labor efficiency and overall milking time. Topics include animal and worker traffic, animal sorting, treatment and handling; parlor stall type options; ventilation; and how to incorporate other areas for equipment, offices and employees. Presented by Dan McFarland and John Tyson, Penn State Extension engineers.

Registration is free, but is required no later than noon the day before. You may register by phone at 888-373-7232, or online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/technologytuesdays.

If you are unable to access the webinar live, the sessions are recorded for use at a later time and can be found at http://extension.psu.edu/animals/dairy/health/educational-programs/techn...

For more information, call the Penn State Extension Dairy Team Office at (888) 373-7232 or contact Dan McFarland at dfm6@psu.edu or John Tyson at jtt107@psu.edu