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NATIONAL DAIRY LEADERS COALITION MEETING
November 15 – 16, 2016
Hold the Date! Hosted by the Kentucky Dairy Development Council
176 Pasadena Drive, Lexington, KY 40503
You are cordially invited to the National Dairy Leaders Coalition Meeting, November 15-16, 2016 at the Holiday Inn, University Plaza in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The NDLC, facilitated by the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW) will be hosted by The Kentucky Dairy Development Council. We are excited to have the meeting in the Blue Grass State and we appreciate the support of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and dairy industry sponsors in helping make this possible.
Quality milk responsibly produced. This is our common brand, no matter the size and type of your dairy, or where you are located. Created by the PDPW, the NDLC is growing a network of dairy producers and leaders across the country who can mobilize quickly to protect our brand. The NDLC is all about producers sharing ideas and resources that help dairy producers succeed.
The format will involve two half-day meetings to help accommodate travel and enhance networking amongst the group. The meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m. Central Time on Tuesday, November 15 and will be followed by a reception and dinner and a time to relax and network with group members. On Wednesday morning the discussion begins at 8 a.m. and wrap up by 12 noon. Box lunches will be provided before we load the bus to tour Chaney's Ice Cream Bar and Dairy with newly installed robotics, followed by a tour of Ballance Dairy and Elkins Dairy just a short drive north of Bowling Green. We will enjoy a KY Farm to Table dinner at 6:00 p.m. at Elkins Grove. Following dinner, the bus will return to the hotel.
Full event registration is $100 and will include reception, dinner both nights, lunchbox and tour. Registration for the Coalition meeting can be done online at: Eventbrite National Dairy Leaders Coalition Novemeber 15-16. Or mail to: KDDC, 176 Pasadena Dr. Lexington, KY 40503. Room registation can be done by clicking KY Dairy Development Council The block code is KD3. The room rate is $104 with a breakfast voucher. If you do not plan to attend the dairy tour and dinner, registration is $50.
This is your coalition and we are soliciting your ideas and thoughts on issues important to you. We ask you to complete and return the NDLC survey by email or mail or you may go online to the KDDC website: www.kydairy.org and fill out the survey. Here are some hot topics that may be on producers’ minds: Labor issues, animal welfare, environmental compliance, immigration, communication and outreach, Market Protection Program or Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement to name several. Who might you like to hear speak? Let us know as soon as possible. Your response is requested by July 15.
Please share this invitation with your board leadership in hopes that we will have a full table of both farmers and industry professionals as we work to move the dairy industry in a positive direction. Again, this is your coalition and we want this meeting to fit your needs. We hope to see you all in KY this fall.