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Speakers announced for dairy financial conference

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BACK IN PERSON: Organizers are counting on a return to an in-person conference Sept. 21 at the Best Western Premier in Harrisburg, Pa
Farmers and marketing experts will highlight this year’s conference, which is set for Sept. 21.

Registration is now open for the 12th annual Dairy Financial and Risk Management Conference, titled “Turning the Page,” on Sept. 21.

Designed to help attendees manage changing markets and navigate growth and transitions, the event will be at the Best Western Premier in Harrisburg, Pa.

Dairy financial consultants, lending representatives and dairy producers can register online at

This year’s conference will help dairy professionals plan by learning how to create a transition or retirement plan, protect their risks and create successful growth strategies in the post-pandemic era.

With three featured speakers and a panel of dairy cooperatives and independent processors, attendees will learn from experienced dairy professionals who have expertise in applied economics, risk management, dairy policy, cash flow analysis, dairy processing, public affairs and more.

Featured speakers include:

Marin Bozic —“A 2021-22 Dairy Market Outlook: Changing PPDs and Dairy Risk Strategies.” Bozic is an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. His research program in dairy economics covers dairy policy, risk management, demand for dairy foods and economics of new dairy food processing technologies.

Pete Gelber — “Bringing in Non-Family Dairy Partners.” Gelber is a dairy farmer from Barrington Dairies in Montezuma, Ga. He was born in the Bronx and spent summers in upstate New York where he worked on a 30-cow dairy.

Lamar King — “Retirement Planning: What’s After Dairying?” King is a financial adviser and vice president of relationship development at Bare Wealth Advisors.

The dairy cooperative and independent processor panelists include Chuck Turner, president of Turner Dairy Farms, a family business that his grandfather started in 1930 at its present location in suburban Pittsburgh; Jennifer Huson, a senior director of council affairs and industry relations for Dairy Farmers of America; and Troye Cooper, director of operations and member services for Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association Inc.

The cost to attend is $200 per person, discounted to $150 for those who are representatives of the Center for Dairy Excellence Allies for Advancement. This event is being planned as an in-person event with virtual options being explored.

For more information and to register for the event, visit or call Zach Myers at 717-346-0849.

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