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53rd Annual Dairy Practices Council Conference

53rd Annual Dairy Practices Council Conference

Educational Meeting for Dairy Food Safety Professionals

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 8:00 AM (CDT) to Friday, November 4, 2022 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

* Registration open until 11/1/22 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

Event Details

Join us for the 53rd 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.

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November 1st Pre-Conference Workshops:
  • Automated Milking Systems+On-Farm Tour
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Preventative Maintenance Best Practices for Pumps, Valves, Gaskets, and Heat Exchangers
November 2nd an educational tour of the Fetrow Dairy Education Center will be held in the morning followed by the official opening of the conference at 1:00 p.m. CST at the Hilton MSP Airport in Bloomington, MN.

This year's Keynote speaker will be Bill Marler, who is an accomplished attorney and national expert in food safety. Bill publishes the online news site, Food Safety News, and is a frequent media guest on food safety issues including ABC News, New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal. Bill will share his perspectives on food safety as it relates to the dairy industry.

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.

At 5:30-7:30 p.m., 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.
Day Two will begin with sharings from author and humorist Michael Perry, Sneezing Cow Inc.
Afterwards, continue to educate and expand your network during General Session updates from FDA, Univ. of MN Vet Med, 3-A Standards and on Changes in the Workforce.
During lunch, the Annual Business Meeting will be held where we will celebrate the accomplishments of 2022, share the vision for 2023, 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. 
Later that evening, our first ever Young Professionals Networking Event will be held at the Mall of America.
Day Three will conclude with speakers on Financial Management Within Tight Margins, Consumer Trends, and U.S. Dairy international engagement opportunities.  The meeting will adjourn at 12:00 p.m. CST.

For additional information regarding conference program, events, registrations, membership or sponsorship opportunities, please contact our office at 419-890-5147 or emailing evp@dairypc.org.

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Agenda

November 1
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Automated Milking Systems Workshop+On-Farm 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 instruction will take place at the hotel, followed by an on-farm tour where participants can experience working AMS systems with the course instructors. Bus space is limited to 30. Bus Transportation, Course materials, lunch, and refreshments will be provided.
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Preventative Maintenance of Pumps, Valves, Gaskets & Heat Exchangers Interactive training will cover best practices for the preventative maintenance of pumps, valves, gaskets, and heat exchangers. Participants will learn functional operation and servicing recommendations. Pilot models of a plate heat exchanger and pump will be used to demonstrate proper assembly and gasket/seal replacement. Instructors will share industry realities and consequences if valves are not serviced regularly. Course materials, lunch, and refreshments will be provided.
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Environmental Monitoring Workshop Training will cover Integrated Environmental Monitoring with an emphasis on a holistic approach utilizing ATP monitoring, indicator and spoilage organism testing, pathogen screening, and allergen testing. Breakout sessions will allow participants to create hypothetical sampling plans for pieces of equipment. Groups will share their plans and recommendations with participants during large group discussion. Course materials and refreshments will be provided.
November 2
7:30 AM - 12:30 PM Educational Tour Fetrow Dairy Education Center, New Sweden, MN The University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Davis Family Dairies joined forces to create a unique partnership between a public university and a private dairy. The result is an academic facility and program of education and research that is merged into a commercial dairy committed to producing high-quality milk, economic success, environmental stewardship and outstanding animal welfare. Bus transportation and lunch are included. Space is limited to 30.
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 53rd Annual DPC Conference Opening session with Keynote speaker Bill Marler, who is an accomplished attorney and national expert in food safety. Bill also publishes the online news site, Food Safety News, and is a frequent media guest on food safety issues including ABC News, New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Wall Street Journal. Bill will share his perspectives on food safety as it relates to the dairy industry.
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM 53rd Annual DPC Conference Join the Task Force Working Sessions to expand your knowledge and network with fellow industry experts while reviewing and creating Guidelines.
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 also be available during this time.
November 3
8:15 AM - 5:00 PM 53rd Annual DPC Conference Start your day off with sharings from author and humorist Michael Perry. Educate and expand your network during General Session updates on FDA, Univ. of MN Vet Med, 3-A Standards and Changes in the Workforce. 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.
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Young Professionals Event Join with other Young Professionals to build your network and have a fun night with drinks/snacks, ax throwing and arcade games at the Mall of America. Open to Young Professionals (Under 40). Separate Registration Required.
November 4
8:15 AM - 12:00 PM 53rd Annual DPC Conference Join us for our General Session including speakers on Financial Management Within Tight Margins, Consumer Trends and Sustainable Practices.

For More Information:

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Pandora, OH 45877
United States
(419)890-5147