Dairy farmers attending the 2014 Nebraska Dairy Convention will be able to learn more about their consumers, their industry and their own farms. The convention, which will take place on March 11 at Divots Conference Center in Norfolk, is sponsored by the Nebraska State Dairy Association.
The convention includes a trade show, the Nebraska Dairy Princess coronation, the annual meetings of both the Nebraska State Dairy Association and the Nebraska Holstein Association and several educational sessions.
Among the topics to be covered are:
•Decisions influencing consumers' purchases of milk and yogurt, by John King, US/Canada Food •Team, Elanco Animal Health
•Managing the dairy during a crisis
•Dairy beef quality assurance
•Dairy opportunities for Nebraska's future.
Dairy producers can also participate in a town hall-style meeting to discuss their dairy promotion checkoff program.
Ronnie D. Green, vice chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska, is the banquet speaker.
The evening's events also include the dairy princess coronation. A reception begins at 5:30 p.m. with the banquet following at 6:30 p.m.
The convention trade show runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Nebraska Holstein Association meets at 11 a.m. and the Nebraska State Dairy Association Annual Meeting takes place at 12:15 p.m.
The 2012 convention is free to all Nebraska dairy producers, families and guests.
Questions about the convention can be directed to Rod Johnson, Nebraska State Dairy Association, at 402-261-5482 or [email protected]. Attendee and sponsorship registration forms are available at nebraskamilk.org.