“Staying Viable in the 21st Century” is the theme of the Maryland Dairy Convention set for Friday, Feb. 9, at the Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center (former FSK Holiday Inn) in Frederick, Md. All dairy farmers, supporters and industry people from all over are invited to attend an exciting day program hosted by the Maryland Dairy Industry Association and evening event hosted by the Maryland Dairy Shrine.
The event begins with registration and trade show at 8:30 a.m. and program at 9:20 a.m. The meeting features John Newton of the American Farm Bureau Federation, who will give a dairy market outlook and policy update during the morning. In the afternoon, Cindy Weimer of the American Dairy Association Northeast will address preparing the farm for animal activism. Two breakout sessions take an in-depth look at topics of concern to today’s dairy producers, including farm finances, controlling feed costs and mitigating negative effects of heat stress.
During the day program, MDIA will recognize Dairies of Distinction. An on-farm processor panel discussion will highlight the afternoon. The Maryland Dairy Shrine will host the evening banquet, starting at 6:30 p.m. with social time and silent auction. Shining stars of the industry will be inducted into the shrine, while outstanding students will be awarded scholarships.
For more information on the convention, call 301-349-0750, e-mail [email protected], visit www.marylanddairyindustry.org or go to eventbrite.com and search for Maryland Dairy Convention to register via credit card. Attendees requesting vegetarian meals should call ahead. Exhibit space and sponsorships are available.