2021 Conference Information

 August 19, 2021
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Online via Zoom

2021 Agenda

8:00 - 8:10 am      Welcome and MDIC Business

                                    Chuck Courtade, MDIC President, Regional Manager at Dairy Farmers of America

 

8:10 - 8:40 am      Today’s Consumers

                              Jolene Griffin, United Dairy Industry of Michigan

 

8:40 - 9:20 am      Glanbia - MWC

                           David North

 

9:20 - 10:05 am     Market Update

                           Mark Stephenson, University of Wisconsin  

 

10:05 - 10:15 am   Break

10:15 - 11:05 am   Breakout Sessions
                              (Choose one focus, Plant or Farm)

 
Plant Management Moderator: Carl Kohlhoff, MDARD

  • Emerging Contaminants

    • Christine Kosmowski – MDARD

  • New & Innovative Cleaning

    • Ken Kiwicz - Ecolab​

    • Dan Turner - Hydrite

    • Matt Szewczyk - PSSI

Farm Management  Moderator: Joe Packard, MMPA

  • Culture for Farms

    • Phil Durst, MSU Extension

  • Farm Labor: HR Best Practices

    • Paola Bacigalupo Sanguesa, MSU Extension
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11:05 -11:10 am   Break

 

11:10 - 11:55 am  Is Current Dairy Pricing System Relevant in Today's Industry?

                          Mark Stephenson, University of Wisconsin

 

11:55 - 12:30 pm  Dairy Program Update | Awards 

                          Barb Koeltzow, MDARD