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The Dairy Practices Council Annual Conference
November 4-6, 2020
Join us virtually for our annual gathering of dairy industry, academic, and regulatory
professionals to learn how the dairy industry will be poised for 2021 and increase your
knowledge and network through our task force sessions, technical session, and workshop
Never Attended Before? No Worries! Now is the perfect time to attend this year's virtual
conference as an economical way to get to know more about The Dairy Practices Council,
our Guidelines, and the benefits of DPC Membership.
The 2020 Conference-At-A-Glance
Opening Session-Wednesday, November 4th 1:00-4:30 p.m. EST
Come hear our keynote speaker Rachel Kyllo, Sr. Vice President of Growth and
Innovation at Kemps LLC share insights on changing consumer behavior during COVID19 and how these changes may impact the dairy industry moving forward.
Plus, Dr. Jamie Jonker, Vice President Sustainability & Scientific Affairs, National Milk
Producers Federation and Dr. Joe Scimeca, Sr. Vice President Regulatory & Scientific
Affairs, International Dairy Foods Association will share industry updates and their
unique perspectives on what to expect in 2021.
Joint Task Force Sessions-Thursday, November 5th - Speakers TBD
8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. EST TF 1 & TF 5
11:00 a.m-1:00 p.m. EST TF 2 & TF 4
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EST TF 3 & TF 6
Technical Session-Friday, November 6th 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. EST
Join us for our first ever technical session in partnership with the Innovation Center for U.S.
Dairy. Come hear about advances in food safety research related to: Controlling Listeria, Efficacy of
Antimicrobials/Protective Cultures/Hydrogen Peroxide, and Cold Plasma Technology to extend shelflife.
The session will end with a panel discussion moderated by Tim Stubbs, VP of Product Research
and Food Safety, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy and invited speakers: Dr. Kathleen Glass,
Associate Director, Food Research Institute, Dr. Kevin Keener, Professor of Engineering, University of
Guelph and Chad Galer, VP of Product Research and Food Safety, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy.
DPC Annual Business Meeting-Friday, November 6th 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. EST
Join us at our Annual Business Meeting where we will celebrate the accomplishments of 2020, unveil
our new website, share the vision for 2021 and honor our volunteers through the Eugene T. Wolfe
award, Guideline Author Acknowledgements and Honorary Lifetime Membership Inductees.
Automated Milking Systems: What We Know, Don't Know & Learned Along the Way
Beginning in November, this virtual workshop will be offered online. It is ideal for dairy producers,
veterinarians, milk inspectors, regulatory personnel, milking equipment providers and milk quality
consultants interested in AMS installations and operations. Participants will receive a link for 3 hours
of virtual instruction on AMS best practices and key considerations related to engineering, regulatory
requirements, and operations to maintain milk quality. Participants will also receive Guideline #109,
relevant handouts and a link to a virtual Office Hour session with the instructors on November 19th
where their questions can be addressed in more detail.
Register for the 2020 DPC Annual Conference and/or the Automated Milking System
Workshop between September 1st-November 1st by clicking the link above or Contact
Mary Wilcox at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-890-5147 to register by mail.
Links to access the conference and the workshop will be sent out in November ahead of the
SAVE THE DATE
52nd Annual Conference will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Nov. 3 - 5, 2021