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Young Cooperators Annual Conference

YCs Engaged, Connected and Recharged in Staunton, Virginia at the 2018 YC Conference

Over 30 Young Cooperators gathered in Staunton, Virginia January 15 through 17 to meet for Maryland & Virginia’s Annual YC Conference. During the three-day conference, YCs participated in interactive learning sessions, product taste-testing and a mock crisis drill.

From an interactive ice breaker game to get to know each other to a calf disbudding how-to session, YCs learned about the latest in the dairy industry and took home practical information to implement back at their farm. YCs also had the opportunity to participate in a Town Hall Session with CEO Jay Bryant and the executive team.

Throughout the conference, YCs shared ideas, received handy on-farm tips from each other and built new friendships.

Thank you to Farm Credit of the Virginias, Zinpro, American Dairy Association North East and the Dairy Alliance for contributing to the event.

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.