The Dairy Practices Council Annual Conference

Join us at The 53rd Annual Conference Nov. 2-4, 2022 Hilton MSP Airport-Bloomington, Minnesota

We invite you to join us for our annual gathering of dairy industry, academic, and regulatory professionals to learn how the dairy industry will be poised for 2023 and increase your knowledge and network through our general education sessions,task force sessions, and pre-conference workshop attendance.

Never Attended Before?  No Worries!  Our group welcomes all first time attendees and will gladly pair you up with a meeting mentor who can help introduce you to others and answer all your DPC questions.

Pre-Meeting Workshops Tuesday, November 1st TBD

The 52nd Annual Conference of the DPC was held in person and virtually with 119 dairy professionals from a cross-section of the dairy community representing dairy farm producers and cooperatives; industry manufacturers and suppliers; state and federal regulators; and academia.
General session programs were held Wednesday afternoon. This year's keynote speaker was Matthew Gould, from The Dairy and Food Market Analyst who shared Global Perspectives on Dairy: Where Does the U.S. Industry Fit-In Post Pandemic?
Later in the afternoon Task Force working sessions commenced where attendees discussed industry needs, wrote/reviewed existing Guidelines and decided what additional Guidelines would be most useful. 
In the evening, a Networking Reception was held where participants visited with vendor sponsors and each other to catch up on new technologies, product offerings and changes in the industry.
A panel of speakers from the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, Turner Dairies, University of MO, and NMPF kicked-off Day Two by discussing the importance of Sustainability and sharing the many changes occurring with dairy customers, in dairy plants, with on-farm practices and with environmental stewardship.
During lunch, the Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture shared the vision for the future of dairy in the state.  The Annual Business Meeting followed where we celebrated the accomplishments of 2021, shared the vision for DPC in 2022, and honored our volunteers through the Eugene T. Wolff Award, Guideline Author Acknowledgements and Honorary Life Membership Inductees.  This year's Eugene T. Wolff Award was given to Don Breiner.  His wife and family members accepted the award on his behalf.  Frank Flores was awarded the 2021 Honorary Life Membership.  Task Force sessions followed. 
Day Three included updates on Appendix N, NCIMS, and recent activities at the International Dairy Foods Association. 
The meeting concluded with presentations outlining the USDA Dairy Donation Program, with sharings from Feeding America, Nourish NY and NobleHurst Farms on "Dairy's Response to People In Need During and Post Pandemic”.  The meeting adjourned at 12:00 p.m. EST.

Sponsorship of the Annual Conference
2021 Conference Sponsors
DPC Thanks it's loyal Sponsors who helped make the 2021 Conference a success!  Visit their company sites by clicking on their logos from the banner displayed at the bottom of our website and check out our Gold Sponsor Featured Content.
DPC Sustaining Members may participate as vendors and/or sponsors in future meetings.  Please e-mail evp@dairypc.org to be added to the mail list or if you have questions about sponsorship.