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WODPA 2017 Conference & Trade Show - General Registration

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Nugget Casino Resort

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Sparks, NV 89431

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12th Annual WODPA Conference and Trade Show

November 15th & 16th at Nugget Casino Resort, Sparks NV (Reno)

Please join us this year for the 12th Annual Conference and Trade show held at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada (Reno) November 15th and 16th. The Board has chosen this year’s conference location based on low accommodation cost, easy access and complementary shuttles to and from the Reno-Tahoe airport, and for everyone to be able come and have a great couple of days away and hopefully win big!!!

Welcome Reception: We would like to invite everyone to the WODPA/Nugget hosted Welcome Reception held Tuesday, November 14th from 6:30-7:30pm. The Producer only meeting will start right after the happy hour at 7:30pm. The Board decided to hold this meeting the evening before the conference starts so there no time restraints on the meeting. This also allows producers more time during the conference to visit with vendors.

Business Meeting: The Conference Committee has planned to have the Business Meeting on the first day of the conference so all producers in attendance will be able to be a part of the meeting, voting on hot topic issues and Board elections.

There are nine Board member positions up for election this year. Elections will be held for Treasurer and Secretary. We will also be electing Directors as State Representatives and At-Large Members. Job Descriptions for Board of Directors can be found on our website at www.wodpa.com. Producers interested in running for any of the positions should notify Richard H. Mathews.

Educational Sessions: The Conference committee has confirmed three educational sessions including Mr. Robert Burroughs of Genske, Mulder and Company to present on the Importance of Tracking Expenses. Mr. Larry Burrows of Excel Dairy Nutrition is confirmed to speak on “What it Costs to Produce Milk – How to Get More Efficient”. Zoetis will be holding their annual sponsored producer breakfast on Thursday morning with another fantastic presentation from Dr. Victor Cortese, DVM. The conference committee is still confirming speakers for a panel focused on the Organic Dairy Sector Future. Speaker’s view, on the current state and future of organic dairy. Their views regarding the organic dairy sector’s strengths and weaknesses (including supply), consumer purchasing trends, and the potential for demand growth.

Trade Show: Last year’s trade show featured 45 companies that provide products and services to organic producers. This year’s facility provides for a larger, centrally located trade show. Our goal is 50 participating companies. All participating companies will be given an opportunity to briefly introduce themselves during the conference. See our website for a listing of the companies that have registered to date.

Lodging: WODPA has reserved a block of rooms at the Nugget Casino Resort for a discounted nightly rate of $59.00 plus $9.97 tax and $14.99 resort fee. Please reserve your room by October 22nd, 2017 to receive the group rate. To reserve your room over the phone call 1-800-648-1177 use code GWODP. You can also use the link provided at www.wodpa.com. The Nugget provides a complementary shuttle to and from the Reno – Tahoe International Airport stating at 5:30am and running every hour after that.

We look forward to having an extremely productive conference and hope you will be able to take time out of your busy schedule to be a part of such an important event. For any Conference and Trade Show questions please contact Darby Heffner at 707-696-5154, wodpa@outlook.com or Richard Mathews at 717-457-0100, rhmathews51@comcast.net.


- Full agenda coming soon

- For all information please visit www.wodpa.com

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