2023 Maine Dairy Seminar and MDIA Annual Meeting

Maine Dairy Industry Association logo.Thursday March 16, 2023, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Elks Lodge Waterville, Maine

Dairy cow in a barnWelcome to the organizational page for the 2023 Maine Dairy Seminar. This annual meeting gives us an opportunity to come together as a dairy industry, learn from subject matter experts and attend a trade show. This year we are extremely excited to welcome a renowned person within the dairy industry, Dr. Michael Hutjens to discuss dairy nutrition, specifically feeding strategies. We look forward to welcoming you once again to our event. (Schedule and Speaker Bios)

Sincerely, Glenda Pereira, UMaine Extension Dairy Specialist, and the Maine Dairy Industry Association Executive Committee

VIDEO: 2023 Maine Dairy Seminar Speakers Dr. Michael Hutjens and Madlyn Daley

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Dairy Industry Association hosted the Maine Dairy Seminar on March 16, 2023.

“Strategies With the 2023 Feed Outlook” was presented by Dr. Michael Hutjens, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois, Urbana.

“Consumer Trends” was presented by Madlyn Daley, Consumer and Market Insights, Dairy Management Inc.

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Dairy Livestock Team provides both full and part-time livestock producers with a wide array of research-based, educational programs, and information. For more information visit the Dairy page on UMaine Extension’s Livestock website.

Registration Closed, Event Has Passed

For Farmers:

Advanced registration is FREE (Sponsored by the Maine Dairy Industry Association, additional Event Sponsors listed below) and includes refreshments and lunch (general and food accommodation information at the bottom of this page).

For Sponsors:


Please contact either Melissa Libby Babcock, at melissa.libby1@maine.edu, phone: 207.581.2788, or contact Glenda Pereira, at glenda.pereira@maine.edu, phone: 207.581.3240.

Schedule of Events, March 16, 2023

9:00 a.m. — Registration, Refreshments, and Trade Show

9:30 a.m. — State dignitary

9:50 a.m. — Keynote Speaker Dr. Michael Hutjens, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois

11:05 a.m. — Break

11:15 a.m. — MDIA Annual Meeting and Election of Board Members

11:45 a.m. — Maine Dairy Shrine Awards

12:00 p.m. — Featured Speaker Madlyn Daley from Dairy Management Inc.

12:45 p.m. — Introduction of Trade Show Participants

1:00 p.m. — Buffet Lunch and Trade Show

1:30 p.m. — Virtual Tour Maine Dairy Farm Family of the Year

2:00 p.m. — Socialize and Adjourn

Speaker Bios

Dr. Michael Hutjens
Professor Emeritus
University of Illinois, Urbana

Dr. Michael Hutjens, featured speaker at the 2023 Maine Dairy Seminar
Dr. Michael Hutjens
Professor Emeritus
University of Illinois, Urbana

Mike Hutjens was raised on a 313 acre, 70 cow grade Holstein farm near Green Bay, Wisconsin. His bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees were awarded from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

From 1971 to 1979, Dr. Hutjens was extension dairy specialist at the University of Minnesota where he coached the national champion team in 1978 at the World Dairy Expo. Since 1979, he has been a member of the University of Illinois Animal Sciences Departments as extension dairy specialist. He speaks at 60 to 70 meetings at conferences in 46 states, 17 foreign countries, and nine Canadian provinces. Mike writes feed columns for Hoard’s Dairyman, Progressive Dairyman, and hosts the Hoard’s Dairy monthly webinars.

Award recognitions include the Undergraduate Teaching Purina Award from the American Dairy Science Association, National DeLaval Extension Worker Award, ADSA, Applied Nutrition Award from ADSA, Outstanding Extramural Instructor (University award) in 1993 and 2000, and two citations from the Minnesota Board of Regents,.   Mike was president of the American Dairy Science Association.  In 2008, he was selected “Service Person of the Year” by World Dairy Expo. In 2009, he received the Award of Honor from ADSA and Fellow, the “Eagle Award” from the IL Farm Bureau Association, the national DHI Service in 2013, and the Dairy Shrine Person of the Year in 2019.

He resides in Savoy, IL, with his wife, Carol and five children and seven grandchildren. Mike served six years in the U.S. Army Reserve. Mike retired from the University of Illinois on Dec 31, 2010.

Madlyn Daley
Consumer and Market Insights
Dairy Management Inc.

Madlyn Daley, featured Speaker at the 2023 Maine Dairy Seminar
Madlyn Daley,
Consumer and Market Insights
Dairy Management Inc.

With a deep understanding of consumer and cultural trends, and marketplace dynamics, Madlyn fulfills a strategic role in scoping, synthesizing, and interpreting information, driving critical insights to grow dairy consumption.

Prior to DMI, Madlyn managed consumer research for the Quaker Quick Oats and Captain Crunch brands and helped guide the development of new cereals.  She also worked in McKinsey & Company’s research group, analyzing the competitive landscape of industries and underlying trends.

Madlyn holds a bachelor’s degree in math from the Illinois Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Chicago.


Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance logo.

Sponsorship of the Keynote Speaker Dr. Mike Hutjens provided by NEAFA

If you are a person with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact either Melissa Libby Babcock, at melissa.libby1@maine.edu, phone: 207.581.2788 or Glenda Pereira, at glenda.pereira@maine.edu, phone: 207.581.3240 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 7 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.

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