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Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center (former FSK Holiday Inn)

5400 Holiday Drive

Frederick, MD 21703

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The theme of the 2018 Maryland Dairy Convention is Staying Viable in the 21st Century. The event features a day-long educational program, dairy snacks, Dairy of Distinction and scholarship awards, hot lunch, an afternoon on-farm processing panel and evening Dairy Shrine banquet honoring the stars of the state's dairy industry. Come early and stay all day through the evening program! All dairy producers and supporters from Maryland and the surrounding states are invited.

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
Jeff Semler, University of Maryland Extension, Washington Co

9:30-10:15 a.m. Dairy Market Outlook and Policy Update

John Newton, American Farm Bureau, Washington, D.C.

10:20-11 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Session A: Your Farm Finances: Analyzing Your Past-Projecting Your Future

Dale Johnson, Western MD Research and Education Center, Keedysville

Session B: How to Control Feed Costs on Your Dairy Farm

Normand St. Pierre, Perdue AgriBusiness Animal Nutrition, Salisbury

Session C: Nutritional Strategies to Mitigate Negative Effects of Heat Stress

Robert Rhoads, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

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

11:35 -11:50 a.m. Dairy of Distinction Awards and Scholarship Presentations

11:50 a.m.-12:15 p.m. MDIA Business Meeting, Election of Directors
President, Diane Flickinger, Flickstead Farm, Union Bridge, MD

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

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

Session A: Your Farm Finances: Analyzing Your Past-Projecting Your Future

Session B: How to Control Feed Costs on Your Dairy Farm

Session C: Nutritional Strategies to Mitigate Negative Effects of Heat Stress

2-2:15 p.m. American Dairy Association Northeast Update

Cindy Weimer, American Dairy Association Northeast

2:15-2:45 p.m. Preparing Your Farm for Animal Activism

Cindy Weimer, American Dairy Association Northeast

2:45 p.m. Adjourn

3-4:30 p.m. Panel: Considerations in Value-Added Opportunities

Moderators: Dale Johnson and Jeff Semler, UMD Extension

Panel Members:

Chuck Fry, Rocky Point Creamery, Tuscarora

Mark Seibert, Clear Spring Creamery, Clear Spring

Bobby Prigel, Prigel Family Creamery, Glen Arm

Danny/Laura Holland, Chesapeake Bay Farms, Pocomoke

Kyle Shannon, Center for Milk and Dairy Product Safety, Baltimore

6:30 p.m. Reception

7-9:30 p.m. Maryland Dairy Shrine Dinner, Annual Meeting and Awards Program
Milk toast, awards, scholarships, fun auction

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Frederick, MD 21703

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