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ODPA Annual Meeting

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM (EST)

Event Details

The Ohio Dairy Producers Association invites you to attend our annual meeting on February 14 in Wooster. Registration begins at 9:30, with the meeting to follow. Attendance is free and open to all dairy farmers.

Meeting Agenda

Registration & Donuts

Milk Pricing Modernization
A review of the proposal to modernize the Federal Milk Marketing Order, facilitated by Ohio dairy farmer and ODPA board member Karl Wedemyer

NMPF consultant Jim Sleper and American Farm Bureau Federation chief economist Roger Cryan will present the proposal and answer questions

Dairy economist Mike McCully will share his perspective on the US milk pricing system and offer insights into how the current system may be due for a complete overhaul in the coming years to compete internationally

OSU Dairy Update
An update on the Ohio State Dairy Program from Dr. Maurice Eastridge, professor and senior associate chair for Department of Animal Sciences

Lunch

ODPA Update
A management report from ODPA CEO Scott Higgins and updates on state and federal legislation

Environmental Stewardship Update
An overview of the dairy industry’s environmental and sustainability goals

ODPA CEO Scott Higgins will review the Ohio agricultural community's partnership with the H2Ohio program to mitigate nutrient loss

OSU Department of Engineering Chair Dr. Scott Shearer and Senior Research Associate Engineer Andrew Klopfenstein will present "High Clearance Robotic Irrigator for In-Season Nutrient Management" -  an exciting new technology for livestock farmers, who are constrained by early spring and late fall manure application windows, to apply liquid-phase nutrients in-season beyond V4 stage of corn

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