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Maryland Dairy Convention

2019 Maryland Dairy Convention: Oppurtunities 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
 

The theme of the 2018 Maryland Dairy Convention will be: Oppurtunities for 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. 22, 2019
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
9:30 - 10:15 am
Dairy Market Outlook and Policy Update
Peter Vitaliano, NMPF, Arlington, VA
10:20 - 11:00 am
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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