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Event Coverage

Read previews or recaps of recent dairy industry meetings, conferences or seminars. Coverage often includes photos and speaker interviews.



Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California, hosted 55 dairy enthusaists for Cow Camp. The three-day event, which began July 8, was sponsored by the California Junior Holstein Association. With the help of Dr. Stan Henderson, Mr. Rich Silacci and California Holstein Secretary Kate Briggs, educational focus was on the sales and promotion end of the Holstein industry.

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Manure Happens was a field day held on June 25, 2010 at Mains Dairy in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. This event was all about using nature’s free fertilizer responsibly. Approximately 100 people were in attendance including the speakers and industry sponsors. The day began with a presentation by Dr. Doug Beegle of the Pennsylvania State University.

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We had so much fun giving out prizes, seeing the results from our polls and supporting June Dairy Month. We're happy to announce that all of the prize recipients are dairy producers or work in the agriculture industry.

Meet our Proud to Dairy winners:

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To help manure handlers adopt new technologies and best management practices, Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences will host the 2010 Manure Expo, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 15 at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs. This annual event has been held for eight years, previously in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio and Iowa. Pennsylvania will host it for the first time this year, attracting a new audience from the Northeast.

The expo’s theme, “Balancing Production and Conservation,” addresses how manure handlers must navigate federal, state and local regulations, public perceptions and scrutiny, and economic pressures, while trying to make the most of an important natural resource, said Expo Coordinator Robert Meinen, senior extension associate for Penn State Cooperative Extension.

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Dairy Producers of New Mexico (DPNM) held its 2010 Annual Convention/Trade Show and Golf Tournament a few weeks ago in Ruidoso, New Mexico. DPNM is a grassroots trade association for dairy producers in New Mexico and West Texas. DPNM has been having an annual trade show and golf tournament since 1990.

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This article was #11 in PDmag's Top 25 most-well read articles in 2010.

Summary: This online early exclusive article featured photos and highlights from the 2010 Southern Great Plains Dairy Consortium, held in Clovis, New Mexico, May 17-June 25. The related article, “Southwest summer dairy program undergoes expansion” was published in the July 21 issue. Both articles spoke to the program’s remarkable accomplishment of doubling enrollment since it began in 2008.

Because this article was so popular, we asked one of the program coordinators, Michael Tomaszewski, a follow-up question:

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