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2017 Annual Meeting: “Pioneers By Nature”


November 8-9, 2017

Producer Registration is Now Open for our 2017 Annual Meeting.

2017 UDI Annual Meeting Agenda

Pioneers by nature.


Wednesday, November 8

7:00 AM     Producer Registration Opens (Meadows)

8:00 AM     Roaming breakfast with vendors (Eyries)

10:00 AM   Pledge/Invocation (Ballroom)

10:15 AM   Opening remarks Karianne (Ballroom)

10:30 PM   Keynote: Mike Walsh (Ballroom)

12:15 PM   Milk Quality Awards Luncheon (Ballroom)

1:30 PM     Visit with vendors (Eyries – tentative)

2:30 PM     Jeopardy – Milk & Nutrition (Ballroom)

  • Crystal Wilson, Eric Bastian, Dr. Bill Barton, ISDA

3:45 PM     Gene Moses, World Bank (Ballroom – tentative)

5:00 PM     Roaming Reception with Vendors (Eyries)

*Vendor night – Free time for vendors to host producers offsite

6:00 PM     Family Game Night – Giant Jenga, Board Games, etc.

(Jr Ballroom & Meadows)

Thursday, November 9

8:00 AM     Roaming breakfast with vendors (Eyries)

10:00 AM   Miracles in Ag – Steve Goreham

12:00 PM   Friend of the Industry/Telling Your Story Luncheon (Ballroom)

*Expo closes – (no early departures, please!)

1:30 PM     Concurrent Sessions

– Maryanne Drake – Sensory Workshop; Cheese Tasting

– Future of Workforce Safety Panel

Ryan DeWit, Farmer, processor

2:30 PM     UDI Business Meeting (Junior Ballroom)

–        Checkoff updateKarianne Fallow DW, Barb O’Brien,

–        IDA update

5:00 PM     Reception (Meadows)

6:00 PM     Banquet (Ballroom)

– Dairy Hall of Fame Award

– Entertainment – Dr. Charles Petty