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MARYLAND DAIRY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

 

ABOUT

The Maryland Dairy Industry Association Mission Statement: To enhance Maryland dairy farmers' livelihood so the dairy industry is a viable part of the Maryland economy.

 

2019 MARYLAND DAIRY CONVENTION

Opportunities for Staying Viable in the 21st Century

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019

Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center

5400 Holiday Drive

SCHEDULE

8:30-9:20 a.m. - Registration/Trade Show/Silent Auction/Dairy Treats


9:20-9:30 a.m. - Welcome and Overview of the Day, Dr. Bob Peters, University of Maryland Department of Animal and Avian Sciences


9:30-10:15 a.m. - Dairy Market Outlook and Policy Update, Peter Vitaliano, NMPF, Arlington, Va.


10:20-11 a.m. - 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

Session C: Optimizing Heifer Management Using Genomics, Sexed/Beef Semen and Culling, Albert DeVries, University of Florida, Gainesville


11-11:35 a.m. - Break/Visit Trade Show/Silent Auction

11:35 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - MDIA Business Meeting, President Diane Flickinger, Flickstead Farm, Union Bridge

Scholarship Presentations, Robert Ramsburg                          

Dairy of Distinction, Leslie Hart

                                   

12:15-1:15 p.m. - Lunch/Visit Trade Show/Silent Auction


1:15-1:55 p.m. - Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Repeat Morning Sessions)


2-2:15 p.m. - Your Checkoff Dollars at Work, Cindy Weimer, American Dairy Association Northeast

2:15-3 p.m. - High Priority Practices to Improve Profitability, Albert DeVries, University of Florida, Gainesville

3 p.m. - Adjourn

3:15-4:30 p.m. - Telling Your Story, Cindy Weimer, American Dairy Association Northeast


6:30 p.m. - Reception

7 p.m. - Maryland Dairy Shrine Dinner, Annual Meeting and Awards Program

 

2019 MARYLAND DAIRY CONVENTION

Sponsors and Exhibitors

MDIA wishes to thank the 2019 convention sponsors and exhibitors.

 

Platinum Sponsor

American Dairy Association NE

Food Sponsors

Dairy Maid Dairy

Cabot

Palmyra Farm Cheese

Lanco-Pennland

Penn Jersey Products

Clover Hill Dairy

Rock Hill Orchard

Gold Sponsors

Dairy Farmers of America

Innovative Dairy Nutrition

MD & VA Milk Producers

Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit

Silver Sponsors

Alltech, Inc.

Innovative Dairy Solutions

Premier Select Sires

RD Bowman

Sunrise Solar, Inc.

WashCo Dept of Economic Development

Zoetis

Bronze Sponsor

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA

Other Sponsor

Interactive Consulting

Exhibitors

ADM Animal Nutrition

American Dairy Association NE

American Farm Products

Balchem

Future Harvest CASA

Innovative Dairy Nutrition

MARBIDCO

MDA/RMA Crop Insurance

Messick Farm Equipment

NASS

Penn Jersey Products, Inc.

Sunrise Solar

USDA NRCS

Special Thanks

UMD/UME

Dr. Bob Peters

Racheal Slattery

Jeff Semler

Matt Morris

MD Dairy Shrine

American Dairy Association NE

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MAERDAF Grant

MDIA thanks the Rural Maryland Council for working with our organization and the Carroll County Agriculture Center on a special Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund grant project. For more information on the RMC, visit their website at https://rural.maryland.gov/.

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Get in touch with the Maryland Dairy Industry Association to learn more about our work, obtain scholarship or convention forms or find out how to become a member. We appreciate your support!

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