Indiana Dairy Producers and Purdue Extension are partnering to bring you timely information to help you manage your dairy operations. The meetings will focus on dairy dollars and sense; tools to have an effective budget, utilize your financials successfully, and help in figuring your true cost of production. Featured speakers are Gary Sipiorski, Melanie Strait-Bok, Dennis Hicks, Dr. Nicole Olynk Widmar, Elizabeth Byrd and more. Thanks to generous sponsorship and IDP membership dues, these meetings are free; pre-registration is still required. Please contact Doug Leman with any questions or to reserve your place by phone: 317-695-8228.
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The Farmstead Inn
370 South Van Buren Street
Shipshewana, IN 46565
Adams County Fairgrounds
150 W Washington Street
Monroe, IN 46772
Christos Banquet Center
830 Lincolnway East
Plymouth, IN 46563
IDP hosted the Partners in Success Luncheon on November 6 at the Normandy Barn at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The organization has grown significantly in involving companies who have chosen to partner with Indiana Dairy Producers. It's these amazing partners that have played a huge role in IDP's mission to serve Indiana's dairy farm families. It was great those in attendance. IDP would also like to thank the sponsors that couldn't attend but are still such an important part of its success.
At the luncheon, Jerry Goshert, editor of the Farmer's Exchange, discussed the Northern Indiana Dairy Trail. This exciting event will take place 2 weekends in June, 2016, showcasing dairy farms in celebration of Indiana's Bicentennial. In addition, the trail will have a key role during the torch relay in October, 2016. You will be hearing much more about this event in the coming months.
IDP President Steve Obert brought the group up to date on the progress of IDP's Strategic Plan, the committees and the likely outcome of the "big idea", the Dairy Forum. Looking very much like it will be moving forward, Steve invited those in attendance to feel free to offer advice and to also let them know there will be opportunities to assist in planning the Forum. Doug Leman updated the attendees on the current status of the Indiana dairy industry, IDP's working relationship with state regulatory agencies, looking ahead at event topics, locations and dates, also highlighting some of the accomplishments of the organization in the past year. The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Jason Henderson (click here to read about Dr. Henderson’s talk.)
To see the photo album of the Partners luncheon, click here.