IDP Hosts Partners in Success Luncheon
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.