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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.


DCHA Conf 1

The Dairy Calf & Heifer Association’s annual conference wrapped up on March 25. By all accounts, it was a very successful meeting and trade show. More than 300 growers, producers, veterinarians, academia, and dairy industry representatives attended the conference March 23-25 in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Kansas Tour 1

The Kansas Department of Commerce and the western Kansas Rural Economic Development Alliance (wKREDA) hosted a day-long bus tour, designed to showcase Kansas as an ideal location for dairy farmers. About 25 dairy producers attended the tour and came from a variety of locations, including Kansas, Tennessee, Virginia and Saudi Arabia.

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Proud to Dairy 1

The newly renamed Professional Dairy Producers Foundation, formerly known as the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin Education Foundation, has received a commitment from a Wisconsin producer that shows he is proud to dairy.

Mitch Breunig of Mystic Valley Dairy LLC donated Jenny-Lou Million 2719 for this year’s PDPF fundraiser auction held March 16-17.

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MDVA YC Conference 1

Maryland & Virginia Milk Producer Cooperative Association hosted their annual Young Cooperator Conference March 2-4 in Concordville, Pennsylvania. Twenty-four YCs gathered to hear about current issues in the dairy industry and build relationships with fellow young dairymen.

After some icebreakers and get to know you games, the group was joined by the Maryland & Virginia field staff and management team to hear from Wawa Dairy’s marketing team.

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Western United Dairymen Convention 1

After a year most experts are calling the worst dairy economic climate since the depression, California dairy families were in the mood to hear some brighter forecasts as they gathered in Modesto, California for Western United Dairymen’s annual convention.

Several speakers gave credence to the convention theme “To a Brighter Future” as they noted some encouraging economic developments.

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The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture is teaming up with Kentucky State University and industry partners to offer a three-day, hands-on Kentucky Cheesemaking School to show producers the basics of making a commercial, value-added cheese product.

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