2024 Maine Dairy Seminar and MDIA Meeting

Photo of 2024 Maine Dairy Seminar event in Waterville, MaineThursday March 14, 2024, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Elks Lodge Waterville, Maine

Welcome to the organizational page for the 2024 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. Our program this year will feature John Winchell, who will give a talk titled “Dairy forage considerations from planting to harvest,” as well as John Porter who will speak to “On Farm Construction”. We look forward to hearing from both dynamic individuals. We look forward to welcoming you once again to our event.

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


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

9:30 a.m. – State dignitary

9:50 a.m. – Speaker John Winchell

10:50 a.m. – Break

11:00 a.m. – MDIA Annual Meeting and Election of Board Members

11:30 a.m. – 2024 Maine Dairy Shrine Awards

11:45 a.m. – Speaker John Porter

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

1:15 p.m. – Buffet Lunch

1:45 p.m. – Maine Dairy Farm of the Year: Miller family, Newburgh, Maine

2:00 p.m. – Socialize, ice cream social, and Adjourn

A collaboration between the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Dairy Industry Association.

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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