This year’s program has something for everyone, and everyone will have a chance to participate as we continue with our audience response system for the third year. Program coordinator, Jack Rodenburg will chair the program and in between speakers he will review some of the results of audience response questions from the last two years and explore where producers stand on the same issues today. We think this is the only program of this kind where you can express your viewpoints in a confidential fashion, and learn how you and your neighbours (and not just the experts), see the issues of the day. Results are tabulated and reported instantly. “Food from Our Farms” is also back, with a look at novel dairy products!
9:00 a.m. Exhibits Open, Registration and
10:20 a.m. Welcome
10:30 a.m. “Industry issues in review” – Jack Rodenburg, DairyLogix
10:40 a.m. “Hard Data on Canadian Dairy Markets”
Patrice Dubé, Economist, Dairy Farmers of Ontario
11:00 a.m. “The Impact of Sexed Semen on Breed Improvement, Herd Management and Profitability”
Brian Van Doormaal, General Manager, Canadian Dairy Network
11:20 a.m. ”Dairying Without Supply Management ”
Gordy Cook, Cook Farms Massachusetts
12:00 a.m. Roving Hot Lunch (featuring novel
and Canadian dairy products)
1:20 p.m. “Dairy Farm Succession and Family Dynamics: Discussing the Undiscussabull”
2:40 p.m. The Canadian Quality Milk Program: A producer perspective.
Brian Terpstra, Birchlawn Farms
3:00 p.m. Speak your mind – Open microphone session.
4:00 p.m. Exhibits Close