The Dairy Practices Council Annual Conference

The 2016 DPC Conference was held November 9 - 11 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center in East Lansing Michigan.


The Conference
The Dairy Practices Council holds a three-day conference each fall to allow all Task Forces to meet simultaneously and to provide a forum where topics of common interest can be shared with the membership and other attendees.

General sessions on Thursday and Friday feature topics of current interest to the Dairy Industry. The program covers topics ranging from the farm side to the plant/production/processing side of the industry.
The six Task Forces meet Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, where guidelines are reviewed, revised, and written. Attendees can attend any or all six Task Force meetings and participate in writing and reviewing Guidelines.

The conference is approved by several state departments of agriculture and health for fulfilling Continuing Education Credits towards the requirements under the Processing Plant Superintendant (PPS) and Certified Milk Inspector (CMI) Programs as outlined in the PMO.

Attendees represent a cross section of the Dairy Industry from the US, Canada, and around the world.

General session presentations, photos, and Business Meeting minutes from previous conferences can be found approximately three weeks after the conclusion of the Conference, in the "Past DPC Conference Archives" section below.

Sponsorship of the Annual Conference

There are many sponsorship opportunities available to DPC Sustaining Members and others..
Click here for detailed information on how to become a Sponsor at a DPC Annual Conference.

Past DPC Conference Archives

Click here to view programs, photos, speaker presentations, and Business Meeting minutes from past Annual Conferences.

Future Conferences:

The 2017 Conference will be held in Buffalo, NY at the Hyatt Regence Buffalo, Nov. 8 - 10, 2017.
The 2018 Conference will be held in McKinney, Texas, Nov. 7 - 9, 2018.

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