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The 2017 Indiana Milk Quality Conference will be a multi-day fun filled information packed venture for Indiana Dairy Industry Professionals.

This year it will be held on Tuesday, April 4 and Wednesday, April 5

with more optional events on Monday, April 3.

All events are hosted by the Indiana Milk Quality Professionals, Inc.

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 Indiana Milk Quality Professionals, Inc. 2017 Indiana Milk Quality Conference April 4 & 5, 2017

                                        “Sustainability & Déjà vu”

Tuesday April 4, 2017

Moderator – Jeremy Arend

  8:00        Welcome                                                                          Jeremy Arend

  8:15        What’s New At Purdue  Dr. Jason Henderson – Purdue University

  8:45        LPC/Bacteria Count Analysis                                   Kurt Fiene – GEA

  9:15        A Snapshot from IDP                                              Doug Leman – IDP

  9:30        Genomics                                  Dr. Mike Schutz – Purdue University

10:00        Break & Door Prizes

10:30        Milk Quality and Sustainability Producer Panel -           Moderated by Neil Bendixen - DFA

              -Jeff Beer                                                                   Beer Dairy Inc.

              -Nathan Kuehnert                                                    Kuehnert Dairy, Inc.

              -Dr. Jon Townsend                                                   Purdue Dairy Farm


12:00        Lunch


Moderator – Dr. Bruce Lamb

  1:00        Adapting to Change is Only the Beginning                                                                                                                                       Dr. Bret Marsh - BOAH

  1:30        Advocating for Indiana Agriculture               Kimmi Devaney, ISDA

  2:00        Break & Door Prizes 

  2:30        Consumer Perception of Sustainability      

                                                  Dr. Nicole Olynk-Widmar – Purdue University 

3:00        Sustainability Panel                                                         

Moderated by Dr. Nicole Olynk-Widmar – Purdue University        

                -Wal-Mart                               Adam Bradley - Wal-Mart

                - Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.     Dave Lattan – Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.

                -Organic Valley                       Shannon R. Havlik – Organic Valley

  4:30        Inclusion Quality                  Louie Jolley - Ice Cream Specialities

                                                                                                            Moderator –   Doug LEman

 6:30               Awards Banquet – Keynote Speaker                       John Cleland

                                                                “The History of the Purdue Creamery” 

 8:30                Hospitality Room Opens



Wednesday April 5, 2017

Moderator –   Andrew Kuehnert

  8:00        IMQP Business Meeting

  8:15        Nutritional Role of the Milkfat Globule Membrane      

                                                 Dr. Rafael Jimenez-Flores – Ohio State University

  8:45        Making the Connection - Farmers & Customers                                                                                                                                  Jackie Barber - ADAI

  9:00        Dairy Matters                                                    Doug Metcalf – BOAH

  9:30        Latest Statehouse News                   Greg Slipher – IN Farm Bureau

  9:45        Break & Door Prizes                                                        

10:15        Monitoring Technologies

                                                            Dr. Jeffery Bewly – University of Kentucky

11:00        Why Do People Choose Dairy Alternatives                    

                                                   Elieke Demmer, Ph.D. – National Dairy Council

11:45        Wrap Up & Adjourn Conference                                        

Subject to Change

IMQP - Agenda 2017.pdf
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Contact Us Today!

Indiana Milk Quality Professionals, Inc.

@ Robin Fuhrman, Secretary/Treasurer

P.O. Box 10419

Fort Wayne, IN 46852

Phone: 260-483-6436


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