For Farmers

Informational Meetings

Winter informational meetings for Midwest Dairy are scheduled across Minnesota.

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Date Time Location District District Director Counties in District
1/4/17 11:30 AM Falls Ballroom, Little Falls 6 Ron Rinkel Crow Wing, Morrison. Extended Program 1.
1/13/17 11:30 AM Greenwald Pub, Greenwald 8 & 9 Corrine Lieser & John Merdan Stearns
1/16/17 12 NOON American Legion, Montgomery 15 Barb Liebenstein Dakota, LeSueur, Rice, Scott
1/18/17 11:30 AM Zumbrota VFW, Zumbrota 16 Keith Knutson Goodhue
1/27/17 11:30 AM Browerville Community Center, Browerville 5 Debi Clasemann Todd
1/28/17 12 NOON St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, New Ulm 14 Paul Fritsche Brown, Nicollet, Sibley
2/3/17 11:30 AM Pizza Ranch, Alexandria 7 Suzanne Vold Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens, Traverse
2/7/17 11:30 AM The Cactus, Perham 3 & 4 Kristine Spadgenske and Ken Herbranson District 3: Becker, Cass, Clay, Hubbard, Wadena District 4: East Otter Tail, West Otter Tail, Wilkin. Extended Program 2.
2/9/17 11:00 AM Crow River Winery, Hutchinson 12 & 13 Charles Krause & Kevin Buss District 12: Meeker, Wright; District 13: Carver, McLeod. Extended Program 2.
2/14/17 11:30 AM The Oaks, Willmar 11 Tom Walsh Big Stone, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Renville, Swift, Yellow Medicine. Extended Program 3.
2/15/17 12 NOON Armed Forces Reserve Community Center, Cambridge, MN 10 Kathy Skiba District 10: Anoka, Benton, Chisago, Hennepin (with DHIA), Isanti, Sherburne, Washington
2/24/17 11:30 AM Lewiston Silo School, Lewiston 21 Rita Young Winona (with DHIA)
3/2/17 10:00 AM Cabela’s, Owatonna 19 Karen Kasper Blue Earth, Faribault, Freeborn, Martin, Steele, Waseca, Watonwan. Extended Program 4.
3/6/17 12 NOON Stewartville Legion, Stewartville 20 Chris Sukalski Dodge, Mower, Olmsted (with DHIA)
3/7/17 11:30 AM McIntosh Community Center, McIntosh 1 Dan Grunhovd Beltrami, Clearwater, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau. Extended Program 5.
3/9/17 Leadership 11:00 AM 12 NOON Pizza Ranch, Slayton 18 Dave Schwartz Cottonwood, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock. Extended Program 6.
3/11/17 12 NOON Tobies Big Kettle Room, Hinckley 2 Peter Ripka District 2: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching, Lake, Mille Lacs, Pine, St. Louis
3/13/17 7:30 PM American Legion, Millville 17 Jim Dose Wabasha (with DHIA)
4/1/17 7:30 PM Good Times, Caledonia 22 Carolyn Freese Houston (with DHIA), Fillmore
Producers may attend the meeting closest to them. County ADA business, if conducted, will take place in designated district locations.
3/16/17 7:00 PM Branding Iron, Preston 22 Carolyn Freese  Fillmore (with DHIA)

Extended Program Descriptions

  1. Guest Speaker: Lucas Lentsch, Midwest Dairy CEO
  2. 2017 Dairy Outlook: Marin Bozic
    Selective Dry Cow Therapy – We Can Do this! Dr. Erin Royster, UMN Vet Med.
  3. Guest Speaker: Kindra Carlson, MMPA Director
  4. Preparing for the next $12 milk: Jason Vavra
    Utilizing puts, calls, futures, and options: Jason Vavra
  5. Robotic Dairy – Finance and Returns; Jim Salfer, University of Minnesota Extension
    Dairy Precision Technologies; Dr. Brad Heins
    DHIA Annual Meeting
    Feed Directive Disaster Preparedness Composting Alternatives
  6. Local County ADA Leadership