Grab a seat at the table with Governor-elect Evers this Thursday

Wisconsin Governor-elect Tony Evers will speak at the 2018 PDPW Dairy Food & Policy Summit Thursday. Several key influencers and prominent experts from the food and dairy industries, government and regulatory agencies will be in the room to discuss the most pressing issues facing your business today. If you want to take part in positive changes for dairy, make plans to attend.

2018 Dairy Food & Policy Summit Agenda

Day 1: Wednesday, Dec 19

1:00 pm: Summit kickoff

5:30 pm: Day 1 concludes

Prevailing in uncertain times

Sheila Harsdorf, Secretary, Wisconsin Dept.

of Agriculture

A global view of dairy

Matt McKnight, COO, US Dairy Export Council

Ag policy, trade and the U.S. dollar

Dan Basse, President, AgResource Company

Dairy trends panel: Look ahead, get ahead

Facilitator – Linda Wenck, MorganMyers with Adrian Bota, Origin Milk; Laurie Horn, Foremost Farms; Scott Flakenberg, Kwik Trip, Inc. and Ankica Runac, Fairlife

Specialty cheese reception

Sponsored by Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin

Day 2: Thursday, Dec 20

9:00 am: Summit reconvenes

3:00 pm: Summit concludes

Agricultural updates from Washington

Greg Ibach, USDA Under Secretary

Chat with Chad

Chad Vincent, CEO, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin

Remember when bacon wasn’t so sexy

Bill Even, CEO, National Pork Board

Wisconsin update: NR 151

Facilitator- Eric Cooley, UW Discovery Farms, Mary Anne Lowndes and Mike Gilbertson, Department of Natural Resources

Connecting the dots on transportation Emily Yeiser Stepp, Senior Director, FARM Program, and Chase DeCoite, Director for Beef Quality Assurance Programs, Natl. Cattlemen’s Beef Association

You can call 800.947.7379 to register.

Registration Fee:

Member: $100/person (1 day); $150/person (2 days)

Non-Member: $225/person (1 day); $275/person (2 days)

*Ask about our student and government rates.

Registration fee covers workshop, materials and lunch; NOT hotel


Sheraton Hotel

706 Nolen Drive, Madison, Wis.

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