2020 Dairy Practices Council Annual Conference November 4-6th


Please join us for our annual gathering of dairy industry, academic, and regulatory professionals to learn how the dairy industry is poised for 2021 and to increase your knowledge via technical and task force sessions and workshops.  


Never attended before?  Now is the perfect time since this year's conference will be held virtually it's an economical way to get to know more about The Dairy Practices Council, it's Guidelines, and the Benefits of being involved with DPC. 


Registrations are $100 US/person, $200 US/person for Conference Registration + Individual Membership, $210 US/person for Non-US Conference Registration + Individual Membership, and Students are free.


Wednesday, November 4, 2020   1:00 p.m.-4: 30 p.m. Opening Session

Keynote Speaker-Rachel Kyllo, Sr. Vice President of Growth and Innovation at Kemps LLC  will share insights on changes in consumer behavior and dairy product choices since COVID and its lasting impacts for the dairy industry.

Plus, Dr. Jamie Jonker-NMPF Vice President Sustainability & Scientific Affairs and Dr. Joe Scimeca-IDFA Sr. Vice President Regulatory & Scientific Affairs will share their unique industry perspectives on what to expect in 2021.


Thursday, November 5, 2020  Joint Task Force Sessions will be held with Guest Speakers-TBD


Friday November 6, 2020  Technical Session and Annual Business Meeting

9:30-11:30 a.m. Technical Session with the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy-Join us for our first ever technical session in partnership with the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy where we will hear updates on advances in research for controlling Listeria, efficacy of antimicrobials/protective cultures/hydrogen peroxide and use of cold plasma technology to extend shelf-life of dairy products followed by Q&A.


12:00-2:00 p.m. Annual Business Meeting-Join us as we celebrate our accomplishments for 2020, unveil our new website, share the vision for 2021, and honor our volunteers through the Eugene T. Wolff Award, Guideline Author Acknowledgements, and Honorary Lifetime Memberships.


Automated Milking Systems: What We Know, Don't Know & Learned Along The Way Workshop will be offered for a separate fee of $100.   Participants will receive a link to 3 hrs. of virtual instruction on AMS best practices as it relates to engineering, regulatory, and maintenance of milk quality.  Participants will also receive a copy of Guideline #109, handouts and an invite to a virtual Office Hour on November 19th with the instructors to get their questions answered.  This workshop is ideal for dairy producers, veterinarians, milk inspectors, regulatory personnel, milking equipment providers and milk quality consultants interested in AMS installations and operations.


Register online on the Conferences Tab at www.dairypc.org or contact Mary Wilcox at evp@dairypc.org to be invoiced and/or receive additional information.







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