Producer Education Opportunities


"Dairy farmers must work together
to address issues facing us and
protect the future of our industry."

Joe Miley, ODPA chair
dairy farmer from Wayne Co.

Building a Stronger Dairy Industry

ODPA is a united group of dairy producers 
who share a genuine concern for the 
future of their farms and their industry.

Thank You to Our 2017 Supporters!

The future of dairy depends on your voice! Join ODPA for its Spring Membership Meeting.
ODPA Membership Meeting
April 6, 2017
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Shisler Conference Center
1680 Wilson Road
Wooster, OH  44691

Click here to register by March 31, 2017 for a program you won't want to miss!

  • ODPA Report: CEO Scott Higgins and Government Relations Consultant Jen Lynch will share how ODPA is working with state agencies, engaging in state legislation and coordinating dairy farmers to provide testimony. They will also highlight eff­orts to inform state policy makers of the impact dairy farmers have on Ohio’s economy and how over-reaching legislation can negatively affect them.  

  • 2018 Farm Bill: University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension Dairy Policy Analyst Dr. Mark Stephenson will review current dairy markets, share his milk price forecast, provide information on how the Dairy Margin Protection Program has worked thus far and o­ffer insights on Farm Bill policy considerations for 2018. 

  • Dairy Pride Act: NMPF Senior Vice President of Communications Chris Galen will share insights on the proposed Dairy Pride Act that would force FDA to require non-dairy products made from nuts, seeds, plants and algae to no longer be labeled with dairy terms like milk, yogurt, and cheese. Chris will also off­er perspective on modifications needed to MPP-Dairy in the 2018 Farm Bill, immigration reform and trade policy under the new administration.

  • Secure Milk Supply Plan: Veterinarian Dr. Bill Yost will outline the new voluntary biosecurity plan to help dairy farmers protect their business and cows in the event of an FMD outbreak or other infectious disease, while assuring a continuous supply of milk to consumers.

Registration begins at 9:30 AM with milk, coffee and donuts. Lunch will be catered by Des Dutch Essenhaus and there is no fee to attend, courtesy of our sponsors.