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Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative is holding its 100th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Business Meeting, March 24-26, 2020 at Turf Valley Resort, Ellicott City, Maryland.

The annual business meeting is held for the purpose of electing directors, receiving reports from officers and management, and conducting any other business that may come before the membership.

Hotel Accommodations:
To receive our special $133 standard room rate, or $158+ suite room rate, make your reservation by March 16 and mention that you are with the Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers group.

Turf Valley Resort
2700 Turf Valley Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 465-1500

Questions? Contact Paula Leventhal at (703)742-7417.

AGENDA

March 24, 2020

10:00 am – Registration Opens
12:00 – 1:00 pm – Buffet Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 pm – Historical Look at Maryland & Virginia by the decade, partner with Loudoun Heritage Museum
2:00 – 3:30 pm – Farm Panel: Managing Employees – What works on operations of all sizes, from small family operations to a 900-cow dairy.
3:30 – 3:45 pm – Milk & Cookie Break
3:45 - 5:00 pm – What You Need to Know to Be Successful in FARM 4.0. – Hands-on Training with Dr. Doak, Mid-Maryland Vets
6:00 – 9:00 pm – Reception & Dinner – “Catchin’ some ZZZ’s: Understanding what young people think about milk.” with guest speaker Dr. Wes Jamison, Palm Beach Atlantic University

March 25, 2020

7:00 – 8:30 am – Buffet Breakfast and Outstanding YC Contest Presentations
8:30 – 10:00 am – Dairy Checkoff Spotlight – Moderated by Marilyn Hershey – Featuring ADANE, the Dairy Alliance, and ADA Mid-East
10:30 – 11:30 am – What’s in store for 2020? – a Milk Marketing Outlook and Forecast
12:00 – 1:30 pm – Recognition Luncheon- 50-Year and 100-Year member awards
1:45 – 2:45 pm – Dairy Priorities on Capitol Hill in 2020
2:45 – 3:00 pm – Milk & Cookie Break
3:00 – 4:30 pm – Customer Trends and The Power of Partnerships
6:00 – 9:30 pm – 100-Year Anniversary Gala – Reception, Dinner and Awards

March 26, 2020

8:00 am – Registration
9:00 am – Business Meeting – General Session
10:00 am – Milk Break
10:15 am – Business Meeting – Members Only Executive Session
12:30 pm – Closing Luncheon

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This program qualifies for three SmartStart credits through AgChoice Farm Credit. SmartStart offers interest rate reductions for young or beginning and small farmers based on their completion of educational activities.

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Attending the session What You Need to Know to Be Successful in FARM 4.0. qualifies as continuing education requirement for FARM 4.0 participation.