The Dairy Practices Council Annual 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.
Past DPC Conference Archives
Click here to view programs, photos, speaker presentations, and Business Meeting minutes from past Annual Conferences.
The 2014 Conference will be held in Kansas City, MO, November 5 - 7, 2014, at the Intercontinental Kansas City Hotel, Kansas City, MO. Registration is now open. Click here for information/registration.
The 2015 Conference will be held in Burlington, VT, Nov 4 - 6, 2015, at the Hilton Burlington. Please check back on this page for updated conference information.
The 2016 Conference will be held in Lansing MI, Nov 9 - 11, at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center on the campus of Michigan State University.