2017 Southern Dairy Conference starts on March 6th

Date of publication : 3/1/2017
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The Southern Dairy Conference is planned through the joint efforts of land grant universities throughout the Southeast, under the sponsorship of the SERA 15 regional committee “Competitiveness and Sustainability of the Southern Dairy Industry”. Our objective is to offer informative and thought provoking presentations on current issues of importance to all facets of the dairy industry: production, processing, and manufacturing interests in industry and academia.



2017 Southern Dairy Conference Agenda

Embassy Suites Atlanta Airport


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

8:00 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks, David Anderson, Texas A&M University

8:15AM Dairy Markets and Trade, David Anderson, Texas A&M University

9:15 AM New Faces at SUDIA: Q&A with the new GM Doug Ackerman, General Manager SUDIA

10:15 AM Morning Break

10:30 AM Is LGM-Dairy a Possible Farm Bill Replacement to MPP? Joe L. Outlaw, Director, Agricultural and Food Policy Center, TAMU

11:15 AM Dairy Policy in the Next Farm, Bill Scott Brown, University of Missouri

12:00 PM Networking Lunch

1:15 PM Seasonality of Milk Production-Cooperative Perspective, Jon Bebermeyer, Director of Operations for Southeast Council, DFA

2:00 PM Adapting farm management to cope with seasonality in milk production and milk prices, Albert DeVries, University of Florida

2:45 PM Component Pricing in the SE Market, Erick Metzger, Jersey Marketing Service

3:15 PM Afternoon Break

3:45 PM Value Added Dairy Production-Producer Success Stories, Scott Glover, Mountain Fresh Creamery

4:30 PM Q&A with Speakers

5:00 PM Adjourn (Manager’s Reception in Hotel Lobby)


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

8:00 AM Welcome

8:15 AM Transition Cow Management: Keys to Success, Dr. Dave McClary, Elanco

9:00 AM Using Records to Improve Profitability, Dr. Kas Ingawa, Dairy Records Management Systems, NC State University

9:45 AM Incorporating Genomics into Herd Management, Albert DeVries, University of Florida

10:15 AM Morning Break

10:30 AM Maximizing Profit Through Genomics, Don Bennink, North Florida Holsteins

11:00 AM Southeast Dairy Research and Extension Update, SERA15 Committee

11:30 AM Evaluation and Adjourn

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