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Young Cooperators Annual Conference


January 15-17, 2018

Please join us for the Young Cooperators Annual Conference in Staunton, Virginia from Monday, January 15 to Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

Come and connect with other young cooperators from across the region, as well as co-op management. One of the top billed segments is the Town Hall with CEO Jay Bryant and the executive team.

Recharge your batteries with expert speakers and panelists, including Kellie Czarnecki, with Stewart-Peterson. Kellie will talk about how to manage risk on your farm, teach you the difference between a ‘put’ and a ‘call,’ and how to look at futures and options with your farm financials. Hear from Dr. Dana Tomlinson, cattle lameness expert, who will talk about assessing and preventing lameness in your herd.

Discover how SUDIA is leveraging restaurant partnerships with Arby’s, Cook Out, Biscuitville and Golden Corral to move more dairy products. Learn how the industry is combatting milk alternatives from National Milk Producers Federation’s Chris Galen, and Dr. John Laster will teach best practices for disbudding calves, from paste to hot burning with pain management.

Leave more engaged with your co-op and ready to tackle 2018 with the right mindset.

To view the agenda, click here.

The YC Program is for members and employees of members ages 18-40. For more information about the program or conference contact Daniela Roland at or 814-386-8000.