Dairy Conference Explores State of the Industry

DFA Meeting Will Discuss Dairy Policy Reform, Global Markets and Feed Availability
October 20, 2011

WHAT: The growing momentum for dairy policy reform, global market opportunities and feed availability will be highlighted topics at the Southwest Area Industry Update meeting hosted by Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA) on Thursday, October 27.

A dialogue led by John Wilson, senior vice president and chief fluid marketing officer for DFA, and Dana Brooks, senior vice president of government relations for National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), will explore various components of the Dairy Security Act of 2011 and DFA’s work with NMPF during the last three years to develop dairy policy that better protects the interests of dairy farmers.

Tom Suber, president of U.S. Dairy Export Council, will deliver a presentation that discusses current global market opportunities for the dairy industry, as well as opportunities on the horizon.

A panel moderated by Todd Bilby, Ph.D., associate professor and extension dairy specialist for AgriLIFE Extension, will discuss current challenges dairy farmers are experiencing with feed availability in the Southwest Area. Panelists will present alternative options for producers based on case studies from their personal experiences.

WHO: More than 200 DFA members, industry stakeholders, management and staff

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Thursday, October 27

WHERE: City Limits restaurant
1907 E. Washington St.
Stephenville, Texas

PRESS ACCESS: Media credentials are available upon request. Please contact Melissa Marsh at 817-410-4524 to make arrangements.