DBA Annual Business Conference Nov. 28-29

Event to be held in Madison.

Make plans now to attend the 8th Annual DBA Business Conference, "Transforming the Dairy Industry," to be held Nov. 28 to 29 in Madison at the Marriott West. This year's conference provides the opportunity to interact with the leaders and innovators of Wisconsin's dairy industry.

Highlights include a presentation from Dr. Terry Etherton, Department of Dairy and Animal Sciences Chair at Penn State University, about rbST-free milk labeling and how false and misleading information on product labels impacts consumers and producers.

Trent Loos, a popular radio broadcaster and well-known agriculture advocate, returns to the conference this year to present the environmental impact of DHMO.

DBA will hear from DATCP Siting Coordinator, Mike Murray, about the challenges, but also all of the successes of siting legislation and David Jelinski, also from DATCP, will present some of the lessons learned by local government and producers. Attendees will receive an immigration update from Jose Olivieri of Michael, Best & Friedrich and a political update from Bill McCoshen of Capitol Consultants, Inc.

Dennis Frame, co-director of Wisconsin's Discovery Farms, will moderate a panel discussion exploring the NE Wisconsin Karst Task Force Report. Panelists include Maureen Muldoon, from UW Oshkosh; Fred Madison, from UW Discovery Farms and Kenn Buelow, a DBA dairy producer. Panelists will speak to the specifics of the hydrology, geology and manure recommendations cited in this report.

David Crass of Michael, Best and Friedrich will provide a candid overview that will address the Midwest Environmental Advocates' (MEA) agenda and their unrealized role in helping to mobilize the dairy industry against radical activists, such as themselves. David Crass will also facilitate a presentation by Jeffrey Voltz of WDNR about DBA's Green Tier Advancement Project.

Take advantage of this event to broaden your perspective of Wisconsin's dairy industry and to help DBA continue to transform Wisconsin's dairy industry. All dairy industry enthusiasts are welcome to attend.

For full conference details, more information about DBA or to register for the conference, visit www.widba.com or contact the DBA business office at 920.759.9543. The Dairy Business Association is an industry organization comprised of dairy producers, corporate and allied industry supporters. DBA promotes the growth and success of all dairy farms in Wisconsin by fostering a positive business and political environment.

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