2022 Conference Information
"100 Years of Success"

May 19, 2022
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Comfort Inn & Suites, 2424 Mission Street, Mt. Pleasant, MI  48858

2022 Agenda

7:30 - 8:00 am      Registration (Coffee, Danishes and Bagels provided)

                                    

8:00 - 8:15 am      Welcome and MDIC Business

                             Carl Kohlhoff, MDIC President, MDARD Pasteurizer Specialist

 

8:15 - 8:45 am      Dairy Market Update

                             Mark Stephenson, Director of Dairy Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin - Madison 

8:45 - 10:15 am    Michigan Bovine TB Update

                             Dr. Mike VanderKlok, MDARD TB Program Manager

9:30 - 9:45 am      Break

 

9:45 - 10:15 am    Federal Milk Market Orders and Pricing

                             Bill Pollak, Ag Economist and Vic Mrozek, Audit Manager at The Milk Market Administrator

 

10:15 - 11:00 am  The History of Milk Production, Processing, and Regulation
                             
Barb Koeltzow, MDARD Dairy Program Manager 

11:00 -11:30 am   One Hundred Years of Success

                             Gary McDowell, MDARD Director

11:30 - 1:00 pm    Banquet Luncheon & Awards

                             Steve Lehman, Raw Milk Compliance Manager, Michigan Milk Producers Association

 

1:00 - 1:30 pm      Dairy Farm Cooling Systems  

                             Rick McClenning, National Sales Manager Dairy Farm Equipment and Refrigeration
                             Products, Paul Mueller Company

1:30 - 2:15 pm      LEO and SRO Panel Discussion and Q&A 

                             Tajalli Hodge & Shawn Lee, MDARD Milk Laboratory Evaluation Officers

                             Brian Cogar, Lindsey Giles-Austin & Amy Heintzelman, MDARD Milk Sanitation Rating Officers

     

2:15 - 2:30 pm      Break

2:30 - 2:45 pm      Dairy Assessment, Standardization, and Training (DAST) Audits

                             Joe MacPhee, MDARD Senior Dairy Inspector and Brandon Verhougstraete, MDARD Dairy Resource Specialist

2:45 - 3:15 pm      Watershed Management and Conservation

                             Joe Kelpinski, MDARD Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) Manager

3:15 - 3:45 pm      What is Agriculture Development and Why Is It Important?

                             Allison Miller, MDARD International Marketing Coordinator  

3:45 - 4:00 pm      Raffle

                             Pat Mitchell, Agri-Specialist, Ecolab


4:00 pm                Adjourn