November 7, 2013 — Every fall the National Milk Producers Federation organizes a joint annual meeting with the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board and United Dairy Industry Association. This year’s meeting is scheduled for next week in Phoenix, Arizona. NMPF’s Chris Galen gave us a preview on Thursday’s DairyLine Radio program.
A town hall meeting will give dairy producers an opportunity to field questions from the farmers in attendance and provide updates for all the issue important to the dairy industry.
“We are going to have a lengthy discussion on a variety of issues that we have been working on the past 12 months,” Galen said.
The meeting will also feature outside speakers like Herman Edwards, a former NFL coach and player turned football analyst. He will speak at the opening luncheon on Tuesday, November 12th. USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack will also give a presentation on Wednesday, November 13th. Other speakers representing the dairy industry, food service, and business professionals will also participate.
Another highlight will be the announcement of the Real Seal naming contest winner.
“The Real Seal is important for us to promote and defend the overall dairy brand,” Galen said. “We’ve had an animated version of the Real Seal and earlier this summer we had a naming contest where we used our Facebook page to allow people to submit naming the character.” The winner of that contest will be announced on Tuesday morning.
More info about next week’s annual meeting: http://www.nmpf.org/nmpf-joint-annual-meeting