2015 Convention - Tenaya Lodge, Yosemite
2015 Convention - Tenaya Lodge, Yosemite


Wednesday, March 18


6:00am – 10:00am            

Trade show load-in


8:30am – 4:00pm              

Registration open


9:00am – 12:00pm            


“Labor Update for Dairy Producers”

Anthony Raimondo, Attorney, Raimondo & Associates


“Cross-Breeding Beef to Dairy”

Colten Green, National Accounts Manager, Genex Cooperative, Inc.


“The Keys to Success in Alfalfa Production”

PANEL discussion


“The Dairy Margin Protection Program in California”

Chip Whalen, Vice President, Education & Research, CIH


12:00pm – 1:00pm            

Lunch social and trade show kick-off


1:00pm – 4:30pm                               


“Healthcare Reform and Dairies”

Rick Adams, Winton-Ireland, Strom & Green Insurance Agency


2:30pm – 2:45pm

Milk & ice cream break


“Tax Exemptions for the Ag Industry”*

David Rivera and Dan Ferguson, California State Board of Equalization

*A workshop for both trade show exhibitors AND dairy producers


4:30pm – 5:30pm                               

Wine & Cheese Social


5:30pm – 6:30pm                               

Special Event: Wine & Cheese Pairings by Mark Todd, “The Cheese Dude”


6:30pm – 9:00pm                               

Membership Dinner


Thursday, March 19

7:30am – 3:00pm              

Registration open


7:15am – 8:15am              



8:00am – 4:30pm                               

Trade show open


8:30am – 9:00am               

Annual meeting


9:50am – 12:00pm            



“Dairying in Kenya”

 John Magnay, Head of Agriculture, Opportunity International


Update from California Milk Advisory Board

John D. Talbot, CEO, California Milk Advisory Board


12:00pm – 12:30pm          

Break in trade show


12:30pm – 2:00pm            

Lunch and presentation


2:30pm – 3:00pm

Milk & ice cream break


2:30pm – 4:00pm                               



Federal Milk Marketing Order for California”


● Chip English, Partner, Davis, Wright, Tremaine LLP

● Eric Erba, CDI – invited

● Tom Wegner, Land O’Lakes – invited

● Elvin Hollon, Dairy Farmers of America – invited



Trade show closes


4:30pm – 6:00pm              

Trade show load-out


5:30pm – 7:00pm              

Cocktail reception


7:00pm – 10:00pm            

Annual banquet and entertainment




Friday, March 20

7:30am – 8:15am              



7:50am – 9:50am              

Morning presentations


8:30am – 9:10am                

“Report from Sacramento”

Gary Conover, Government Relations, Western United Dairymen  


9:10am – 9:50am               

“Report from Capitol Hill"

Charlie Garrison, The Garrison Group


10:00am – 11:30am          

District delegate business meeting



Convention adjourns


*All presentations, times, events and other information are subject to change.


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