52nd Annual Dairy Practices Council Conference

Educational Meeting for Dairy Food Safety Professionals

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 8:00 AM (EDT) to Friday, November 5, 2021 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites
1 Bigelow Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-3030
United States
* Registration open until 10/15/21 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

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Join Us for the 52nd Annual Dairy Practices Council Conference where dairy industry, academic, and regulatory professionals gather together to learn dairy food safety best practices and expand their network of dairy industry expertise through participation in technical sessions, task force sessions, vendor visits, pre-conference educational tour, and workshops.
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 educational workshops on Automated Milking Systems facilitated by DPC experts and on Supply Chain Food Safety Management facilitated with experts from the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy will be held November 2nd.  November 3rd an educational tour of Pleasant Lane Farms will be held in the morning followed by the official opening of the conference at 1:00 p.m. EST on November 3rd at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Pittsburgh, PA.
This year's Keynote speaker is Matthew Gould, from The Dairy Market Analyst will share Global Perspectives on Dairy: Where Does the U.S. Industry Fit-In Post Pandemic?
Later in the afternoon Task Force Working Sessions will commence where attendees will discuss industry needs , write/review existing Guidelines and decide what additional Guidelines would be most useful.  Be sure to identify your Task Force(s) of interest when you register.

Task Force I   Farm Buildings & Equipment:  Activities & Guidelines relate to buildings & equipment for dairy operations. Focused on systems including designs for handling cows, feed, milk, ventilation & manure.

Task Force II   Plant Equipment & Procedures:  Activities and Guidelines relate to procedures and equipment involved in dairy plant operations.  Focused on promoting uniformity between the states.

Task Force III   Laboratory & Quality Control Procedures:  Activities and Guidelines relate to laboratory, quality control, product evaluation & trouble shooting procedures. Focused on methods of assuring quality through good production and manufacturing procedures.

Task Force IV   Regulatory Issues & HACCP:  Activities and Guidelines relate to inspections and HACCP.  Focused on fostering communications & uniformity between the states.

Task Force V   Milking Systems & Procedures:  Activities and Guidelines relate to milking system design, equipment, and facilities. Focused on function and proper cleaning/sanitation.

Task Force VI   Small Ruminants:  Activities and Guidelines relate to dairy goat, sheep, and other small ruminants.  Focused on best practices pertaining to all aspects of production and processing.

Later in the evening, a Networking Reception will be held where participants can visit with our 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, University of MO, and NMPF will kick-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 in the environment. 
During lunch, the Annual Business Meeting will be held where we will celebrate the accomplishments of 2021, share the vision for 2022, and honor our volunteers through the Eugene T. Wolff Award, Guideline Author Acknowledgements and Honorary Lifetime Membership Inductees.  Followed in the afternoon by a second Task Force Working Session.
Day Three will include updates on Appendix N, NCIMS and recent activities at the International Dairy Foods Association.  The meeting will conclude with representatives from the USDA Dairy Donation Program, Feeding America, Nourish NY and NobleHurst Farms will be discussing "Dairy's Response to People In Need During and Post Pandemic”.  The meeting will adjourn at 12:00 p.m. EST.
For additional information regarding conference program, events, registrations or sponsorship opportunities, please contact our office at 419-890-5147 or emailing evp@dairypc.org.

 

Agenda

November 2
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy: Supply Chain Food Safety Management Workshop Designed to help companies identify, quantify, and mitigate risks from ingredients, packaging, equipment, and services by providing a science-based template to support a FSMA Supply-Chain Program. Includes a Risk Calculator, Best Practice Documents, and Practice Sessions with facilitators to learn how to apply these tools in your operation. Space is Limited to 26. Course Materials, Lunch, Snacks, and Refreshments provided.
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Automated Milking Systems Workshop+Tour This practical workshop and tour is ideal for dairy producers, veterinarians, milk inspectors, regulatory personnel, milking equipment providers and milk quality consultants interested in AMS installations and operations. Workshop will take place at Pleasant Lane Farms, where participants can experience a working AMS system with the course instructors. Space is limited to 20. Bus Transportation, Course Materials, Lunch, Snacks and Refreshments provided
November 3
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM Educational Tour Pleasant Lane Farms Experience this 7th Generation dairy farm business specializing in artisan farmstead cheese production and apiary products. https://pleasantlanefarms.com. Bus Transportation Included. Space Limited to 28.
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 52nd Annual DPC Conference Opening Session with Keynote Speaker Matthew Gould on Global Perspectives on Dairy: Where Does the U.S. Industry Fit-In Post Pandemic?
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 52nd Annual DPC Conference Join the Task Force Working Sessions to work on Guidelines and expand your knowledge and network with fellow industry experts.
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Networking Reception Visit with vendor sponsors, reconnect with industry peers and expand your network over hors d'oeuvers. A cash bar will be available during this time.
November 4
8:15 AM - 5:00 PM 52nd Annual DPC Conference Educate and expand your network during General Session talks on Sustainability, Water Reclamation and Environmental Stewardship. Attend the Annual Business Meeting and Award Luncheon where member volunteers will be recognized for their contributions. Afterwards, participate in group discussions and writing of DPC Guidelines during the Task Force Working Sessions.
November 5
8:15 AM - 12:00 PM 52nd Annual DPC Conference Learn more during the remainder of our general session topics which include updates on Appendix N/NCIMS, IDFA activities and an expert panel discussion on Dairy's Response to People in Need During and Post Pandemic.
8:15 AM - 12:00 PM 52nd Annual DPC Conference Join us for General Session which will include updates on Appendix N, NCIMS, recent activities at International Dairy Foods Association, and an expert panel discussion on Dairy's Response to People in Need During and Post Pandemic.

For More Information:

The Dairy Practices Council Logo 708 Sherman Street
Pandora, OH 45877
United States
(419)890-5147

A Special Thank You To Our Sponsors Who Help Make This Conference Possible!