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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.



The Kentucky Dairy Partners Meeting was held March 2-3 in Cave City, Kentucky. About 230 people, 86 of which are dairy farmers, attended the meeting, which is a collaborative effort among the Kentucky Dairy Development Council, Kentucky ADA/SUDIA, Kentucky Department of Agriculture and University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.

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Despite heavy snowfall in the Northeast last week, there was no stopping the New York Farm show from celebrating its 25th anniversary in grand style.

The show, held in Syracuse, New York, February 25-27, featured over 425 commercial exhibits spread across multiple buildings at the New York State Fairgrounds.

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The Dairy Policy Action Coalition (DPAC), initatied in Pennsylvania last fall, is taking a stand for milk pricing -- and everything that comes with it. On February 22, more than 200 dairy farmers came together to ask questions and voice their opinions concerning the current milk pricing system and the government’s role and action in the matter.

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As we traveled from cold, winter climates to a warmer central California, we were disappointed by cool, rainy weather that greeted us when we arrived. But as a world of agriculture opened before us, we popped up our umbrellas, determined our shoes could withstand some mud and embarked on a few exciting days at World Ag Expo. The event was held February 9-11 in Tulare, California. With more than 1,600 exhibitors across 2.6 million square feet, it is the world’s largest agricultural exposition.

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Dairy producers and industry professionals at the 2010 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit looked for opportunities and strategies to plan for a new year. After reflecting on a difficult 2009 for the industry, the outlook for the future was optimistic. On the schedule were some of the key issues facing the dairy industry now: feeding a growing population, planning for the future of the business, reacting to the media and growing the market for dairy products.

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Despite the brisk temperatures during the first week of January, more than 10,000 agricultural producers and industry professionals attended the Keystone Farm Show, held at the York Fairgrounds January 5 to 7.

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