Dairy Conventions & Events

Dairy Conventions & Events

Maryland Dairy Convention

2019 Maryland Dairy Convention: Opportunities for Staying Viable in the 21st Century

Friday, February 22, 2019
Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center (former Holiday Inn FSK)
5400 Holiday Drive, Frederick, MD 21703

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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

Staying Viable in the 21st Century

8:30 - 9:20 am Registration/Trade Show/Silent Auction/Dairy Treats
9:20 - 9:30 am

Welcome and Overview of the Day

9:30 - 10:15 am

Dairy Market Outlook and Policy Update

Peter Vitaliano, NMPF, Arlington, VA

10:20 - 11:00am

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Session A: Earning More Milk Quality Premiums

Amber Yutzy, Penn State Extension, Huntingdon, PA

Session B: Utilizing Cover Crops as a Forage Source for Milk Production and Profitability

Clay Zimmerman, Balchem Corporation, Walkersville, MD

Session C: Optimizing Heifer Management Using Genomics, Sexed/Beef Semen, Culling

Albert DeVries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

11:05 - 11:35 am 

Break/Trade Show/Silent Auction/Dairy Treats

11:35 – 12:15 pm

Dairy of Distinction Awards

Scholarship Presentations

MDIA Business Meeting, Election of Directors

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: Earning More Milk Quality Premiums

Session B: Utilizing Cover Crops as a Forage Source for Milk Production and Profitability

Session C: Optimizing Heifer Management Using Genomics, Sexed/Beef Semen, Culling

2 - 2:15 pm

American Dairy Association Northeast Update

2:15 - 3 pm

High Priority Practices to Improve Profitability

Albert DeVries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

 

Adjourn

3:15 - 4:30 pm

Telling Your Story

Cindy Weimer, American Dairy Association Northeast

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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    Dairy Field Day - CMREC

     University of Maryland Dairy Field Day and Tour

    Central Maryland Research and Education Center

    4240 Folly Quarter Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042
    August 9, 2019 9:30am - 2:30pm
    $10 Registration Fee

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    Program

    9:30 a.m. - Refreshments in AMS Building

    10:00 – Transition Cow Management

                Sarah Potts, University of Maryland Extension, Keedysville       

    10:40 – Choosing Inoculants for Forages

                Amanda Grev, University of Maryland Extension, Keedysville

    11:20 – Update with Results from University Dairy on Improving Herd Management with Activity and Rumination Monitoring

                Bob Peters, University of Maryland, College Park

                Brian Spielman, Central Maryland Research and Education Center, Clarksville Facility

    12:00 – 1 p.m. - Lunch 

    On-Farm Mastitis Culturing Demonstration

    1:00 -  How to Use On-farm Culturing to Manage Mastitis

                Josh Skipton, DVM, Mid-Maryland Dairy Veterinarians, Hagerstown

    2:15 p.m. - Adjourn

     

    Registration is $10. To register online, please go visit out Eventbrite page. If registering by check, please make payable to University of Maryland and send to: Racheal Slattery, University of Maryland, Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, 8127 Regents Drive, College Park, MD 20742.

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    Mail checks to: Racheal Slattery

                             Department of Animal and Avian Sciences

                             8127 Regents Drive                        

                             College Park, MD 20742