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Maryland Dairy Industry Annual Meeting

2018 Maryland Dairy Industry and Maryland Dairy Shrine Joint Annual Meeting: Improving Performance through Better Cow Well-Being

Friday, February 9, 2018
Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center
5400 Holiday Drive, Frederick, MD 21703
 

The theme of the 2018 Maryland Dairy Convention will be: Staying Viable in the 21st Century.

Participants will also receive an update from the American Dairy Association Northeast on new promotion programs and Dairy of Distinction recipients will be recognized. The Maryland Dairy Shrine reception and banquet will follow in the evening.

Convention Program:

2018 Maryland Dairy Convention
Maryland Dairy Industry Association and Maryland Dairy Shrine
Annual Meeting
 
Friday, Feb. 9, 2018
Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center, Frederick, MD
 
Theme: Staying Viable in the 21st Century
8:30 - 9:20 amRegistration/Trade Show/Silent Auction/Dairy Treats
9:20 - 9:30 am
Welcome and Overview of the Day
Jeff Semler, University of Maryland Extension, Washington County
9:30 - 10:15 am
Dairy Market Outlook and Policy Update
John Newton, American Farm Bureau, Washington D.C.
10:20 - 11:00 am
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Session A: Your Farm Finances: Analyzing Your Past - Projecting Your Future
Dale Johnson, Western Maryland Research and Education Center, Keedysville, MD
Session B: Strategies for Navigating Challenging Dairy Economics
Clay Zimmerman, Balchem Corporation, Walkersville, MD
Session C: Nutritional Strategies to Mitigate the Negative Effects of Heat Stress
Robert Rhoads, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
11:05 - 11:35 am 
Break/Trade Show/Silent Auction/Dairy Treats
11:35 – 12:15 pm
Dairy of Distinction Awards
Jeff Semler
Scholarship Presentations
Robert Ramsberg
MDIA Business Meeting, Election of Directors
President Diane Flickinger, Flickstead Farm, Union Bridge, MD
12:15 - 1:15 pm
Lunch/Visit Trade Show/Silent Auction
1:15 – 1:55 pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Repeat of morning sessions)
Session A: Your Farm Finances: Analyzing Your Past - Projecting Your Future
Session BStrategies for Navigating Challenging Dairy Economics
Session C: Nutritional Strategies to Mitigate the Negative Effects of Heat Stress
2 - 2:15 pm
American Dairy Association Northeast Update
Amy Yeiser Leslie, American Dairy Association Northeast
2:15 - 2:45 pm
Preparing Your Farm for Animal Activism
Beth Meyer and Amy Yeiser Leslie, American Dairy Association Northeast
 
Adjourn
3 - 4:30 pm
Panel: Considerations in Value Added Oppurtunites 
Moderators: Dale Johnson and Jeff Semler, University of Maryland Extension
Panel Members: 
Chuck Fry, Rocky Point Creamery, Tuscarora
Mark Seibert, Clear Spring Creamery, Clear Spring
Bobby Prigel, Prigel Family Creamery, Glen Arm
Danny and Laura Holland, Chesapeake Bay Farms, Pocomoke
Kyle Shannon, Center for Milk and Dairy Product Safetly, Baltimore
6:30 pm
Reception
7 - 9:30 pm
Maryland Dairy Shrine Dinner, Annual Meeting and Awards Program, Milk Toast
Awards, Youth Awards, Scholarships, Fun Auction

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