2016 Maryland Dairy Convention

"Achieving Dairy Excellence in Challenging Times"
Maryland Dairy Industry Association and Maryland Dairy Shrine
Joint Annual Meeting & Junior Dairyman Contest

Saturday, February 27, 2016
FSK Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Frederick, Maryland

8:30 a.m. Registration/Trade Show/Silent Auction/Dairy Treats

9:20 a.m. Junior Dairyman Contest

9:20 a.m. Welcome and Overview of the Day Dr. Bob Peters, University of Maryland

9:30 a.m. Keynote: Achieving Excellence
     Gordie Jones, DVM, Central Sands Dairy, LLC, Nekoosa, WI

10:20 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions

-Session A: Does Forage Quality Impact Profitability and How Much?
     Virginia Ishler, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

-Session B: Feed Evaluation Technology: Information to Allow Your
Nutritionist to Work Smarter

     Ralph Ward, Cumberland Valley Analytical Services, Hagerstown, MD

11:05 a.m. Break/Trade Show/Silent Auction/Dairy Treats

11:35 a.m. Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association Update

11:45 a.m. MDIA Business Meeting/Election/Scholarship Presentation
     President Allen Stiles, Spring Valley Farm, Westminster, MD

12:15 p.m. Lunch/Trade Show/Silent Auction

1:15 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions

-Session A: Using Activity and Rumination Monitoring for Reproductive
and Health Management

     Julio O. Giordano, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

-Session B: Group Feeding of Calves
     Sue Puffenbarger, Land O'Lakes

2 p.m. Goldilocks Dry Cow Diet .. Happy Fresh Cows, No DAs or Ketosis
     Gordie Jones, Central Sands Dairy, LLC, Nekoosa, WI

2:30 p.m. Dairy of Distinction Awards

6:30 p.m. Maryland Dairy Shrine Reception

7 p.m. Maryland Dairy Shrine Dinner/Annual Meeting/Awards Program/Auction

The Maryland Dairy Convention is approved for three continuing education credits with the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists

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MDIA wishes to thank the 2015 MD Dairy Convention Sponsors & Exhibitors

Major Speaker Sponsors Exhibitors
Farm Credit AGRIfinancial Services
Professional Dairy Producers Foundation Cow KuhlerZ
MDA Crop Insurance Program Dairy Shrine
IBA Heltebridle Bounds, Inc.
Zoetis Innovative Dairy Solutions
MD and VA Milk Producers Cooperative MDA Crop Insurance Program
  MDA Animal Health
Luncheon Sponsors Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association
Innovative Dairy Solutions Paradise Energy Solutions
Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association USDA NASS
  Weller and Associates, LLC
Refreshment Break Sponsors AET Consulting, Inc.
Lanco-Pennland Southern States
Kent Nutrition Group Farmers Cooperative Association, Inc.
  Triple-Hil Sires
Platinum Sponsor Elanco
RD Bowman and Sons, Inc. Taurus-ST
  MD and VA Milk Producers Cooperative
Gold Sponsors  
Delmarva Feed and Farm Service, LLC Silver Sponsors
  Interactive Consulting, Inc.
Bronze Sponsors Select Sire Power, Inc.
Chestertown Animal Hospital, LLP  
Land O'Lakes, Inc. MDIA Affiliate & Sustaining Members
Mid-Maryland Dairy Veterinarians Balchem Corporation
  Blue Seal Feeds
Junior Sponsors Dairy Farmers of America
Antietam Tractor & Equipment, Inc. Dairy Maid Dairy
Cow KuhlerZ Interactive Consulting
DeBaugh Farms Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Keilholtz Trucking Maryland Farm Bureau
MDIA MD and VA Milk Producers Cooperative
  Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association
Food Sponsors MidAtlantic Farm Credit
Cabot RD Bowman and Sons, Inc.
Dairy Maid Dairy Sowers Dairy
Lanco-Pennland Glacial Energy
Palmyra Farm Cheese  
Rocky Point Creamery  
South Mountain Creamery