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Join Us in Lynchburg, VA for the 2019 Young Cooperator's Annual Conference

Discover relatable solutions, learn marketplace realities, and make authentic connections with fellow Coop members.

To register, click here. Contact Daniela Roland at droland@mdvamilk.com or 814-386-8000 with any questions.

Working Agenda:

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Registration

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Welcome & Introductions, Get to Know Your Fellow YCs, Brian and Rachel Detwiler

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Customer Trends, Angela Anderson, FARM Director of Customer   Outreach

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Milk and Cookie Break

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Rural Mental Health Challenges, Dr. Amy Johnson, DNP, FNP-C-

4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  YC Contest Presentation

6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Reception

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Dinner with Field Staff

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dairy Super Bowl/ Game Night

 

Thursday, January 17, 2019

6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Buffet Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Town Hall Session, Jay Bryant, CEO, and Executive Staff

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Mooving Maola Forward, Eva Balazs, Maola Director of Marketing

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. YC Contest Awards Luncheon

1:30 p.m. Load Bus for Plant Tour

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Tour Kroger Plant

4:00 p.m. Return to Hotel

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. YC Roundtable Discussion – Share Tips or Ask for Advice

6:00 p.m. Reception

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Dinner

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dairying 50 Years from Now, Dr. Jack Britt - invited

 

Friday, January 18, 2019

6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Buffet Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Latest in Dairy Foods Research, Dr. MaryAnne Drake, NC State

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Dairy Risk Management, speaker invited

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Milk Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Managing Employee Labor – Producer Panel

12:00 p.m. Boxed lunch to go