The National Milk Producers Federation announced its Summer Grassroots Tour: 12 meetings in July and August that will bring together dairy producers and other key industry representatives to discuss the dairy policy reform programs proposed in NMPF's Foundation for the Future.
"The U.S. dairy industry has called for dramatic changes in dairy policy, and Foundation for the Future answers that call," says Jerry Kozak, NMPF President and CEO. "Our summer meetings will explain how Foundation for the Future's dairy policy reforms will safeguard dairy producers' equity, ensure the future of their operations, and stabilize dairy markets."
The meetings are slated to take place throughout the United States between July 12 and Aug. 22. Each three-hour meeting will feature an in-depth presentation, and question and answer session led by NMPF's Kozak, along with other staff. Meeting locations include:
*Olympia, Wash., Red Lion Hotel – July 12
*Visalia, Calif., Holiday Inn – July 13
*Lubbock, Texas, Overton Hotel & Conference Center – July 18
*Alexandria, Minn., Holiday Inn – July 20
*Dubuque, Iowa, Grand River Center – July 21
*Lansing, Mich., Ramada Lansing Hotel & Conference Center – July 26
*Green Bay, Wis., Comfort Suites – July 27
*Stevens Point, Wis., Ramada Hotel – July 28
*Harrisburg, Pa., Holiday Inn Harrisburg – East – Aug. 8
*Syracuse, N.Y., Holiday Inn Syracuse/Liverpool Airport Hotel – Aug. 10
*Ocala, Fla., Hilton – Aug. 12
*Nashville, Tenn., Embassy Suites Nashville Airport – Aug. 22
Dairy producers, milk processors, and other key industry stakeholders are encouraged to attend. Visit www.futurefordairy.com, email [email protected], or call NMPF at (703) 243-6111 for additional meeting and registration information. There are no fees to attend; however, space is limited, so register early.