Producer Education Opportunities


"It's critical for dairy farmers
to speak with one voice
on issues facing our industry."

Tom Fleming, ODPA chair
dairy farmer from Allen 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 2014 Supporters!

fall-meeting-logos_1As part of member services, ODPA provides education opportunities for dairy farmers to obtain valuable information regarding dairy industry advancements that they can consider for their businesses.

This fall, ODPA is hosting two fall milk pricing/risk management strategy workshops to help dairy farmers prepare to make a decision about enrolling in the Dairy Margin Protection Program, which must be done by Nov. 28. 

Click here to register for one of the following workshops:

Nov. 5 - Knights of St. John, Mercer Co.
8608 State Route 119, Maria Stein, OH 45860

Nov. 6 - Kidron Community Center, Wayne Co.

4434 Kidron Road, Dalton, OH 44618


These workshops are open to ALL dairy farmers and will be from 9:45 AM to 2:30 PM, with registration starting at 9:15 AM. Lunch will be provided and there is no charge to attend, courtesy of our sponsors.  Dairy farmers attending will:

  • Discover how they may benefit from using financial risk management tools in their milk pricing strategies
  • Learn more about the available financial risk management tools including CME Futures/Options, USDA/RMA Livestock Gross Margin Insurance, DFA Forward Pricing and USDA/FSA Margin Protection Program, the newest program. 


Featured speakers include Dr. Cam Thraen, OSU; Chad Goodwill, Stewart-Peterson; Brad Sharp, Diversified Services, LGM Insurance; and Tom McCormick, Dairy Farmers of America.

Attendees will also gain insight on how Ohio dairy farmer leadership is navigating through the challenges of manure nutrient management and water quality issues.