Supply, Demand and Pathways to Progress—Regional and Global Perspectives for the Dairy Industry

May 2–3, with optional tour on May 4, 2016, Buffalo, New York


This is the 23nd Annual National Workshop for Dairy Economists and Policy Analysts. You should register for the workshop through the buttons above. The registration fee for the program is $380. You can register for the program no later than April 29th. The hotel for the workshop is the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center in downtown Buffalo, Two Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY. You can reserve a room online with the button above (group code DMP) or by calling the hotel at (716) 856-1234. Please identify yourself with the "DMP" for the negotiated room rate of $129 per night. The room block at this group rate will only be held through April 6th.

It has been very popular, so we are again offering a day out in the Western New York countryside. If you would like to join us on a bus tour the day after the meeting, Wednesday, May 4th, we will be visiting a farm and an innovative retail store and it's corporate headquarters. Lunch will be provided. Join us in the hotel lobby at 8:30am on May 3rd and the bus will return to the hotel about 4:30pm. An additional registration fee of $50 will be charged for this entertaining and informational outing.

Slides Monday, May 2, 2016
12:00 Registration
  1:00 Welcome and Introduction—Andrew Novakovic, Cornell University
  1:05 Session I:  Long-Term Perspectives on U.S. Dairy Markets: Demand Opportunities and Challenges—Marin Bozic, University of Minnesota
  • Long-term U.S. Supply and Demand—Marin Bozic, University of Minnesota
  • Long-term Outlook for Butterfat—Christian Edmiston, Land O' Lakes
  • NSP*  
  • New Frontiers for Dry Dairy Ingredients—Tom Benson, Milk Specialties Global
  • U.S. Dairy Exports–The Next 10 Years—Marc Beck, U.S. Dairy Export Council
  • 3:15 Break
    3:30 Session I (continued)
  • The Migration of Large Confined Animal Feeding Operations—Tom Haren, AGPROfessionals, LLC
  • NSP*  
  • Structural Challenges in the U.S. Dairy Sector—Bill Curley, Blimling and Associates
  • —Jay Waldvogel, Dairy Farmers of America
  • 5:15 Adjourn
    5:30 Reception and Hosted Bar
    Tuesday, May 3, 2016
    8:00 Introduction—Mark Stephenson, University of Wisconsin
    8:15 Session II:  Global Perspectives on Milk Production, Dairy Demand, Prices and Risk—Andrew Novakovic, Cornell University
  • Veronique Pilet, National Center for French Dairy Organizations, France
  • Ritta Brandt, Agricultural Food Policy, Strategy & HR. Valio Ltd, Finland
  • Hamish Gow, Director of Business Innovation and Strategy. Massey University, New Zealand
  • Prashant Tripathi, International Farm Comparison Network, Germany
  • Gille Froment, Dairy Commission (retired), Ottawa, Ontario
  • Mirko Wätjen, DMK Deutsches Milchkontor GmbH, Germany
  • 9:45 Retailer Reactions rto Consumer Concerns About Food: Implications for Farmers
  • Bill Drake, Food Industry Management Program, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University
  • 10:45 Break
  • Gnel Gabrielyan, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University
  • 12:00 Lunch—provided
    1:15 Session III: Pathways to Progress
    1:15 Producer Panel—Larry Chase, Cornell University
  • Ben Zaitz, Chairman, B. Zaitz and Son LLC, New York
  • Bill Morgan, Partner, Scipio Springs Dairy and Chairman of the Board, Cayuga Milk Products, New York
  • John Noble, President & CEO, Synergy LLC, New York
  • Dan Wolf, President & CEO, Upstate-Niagara Cooperative, New York
  • 2:30 Processor Panel—Mark Stephenson, University of Wisconsin
  • Craig Alexander, Manager of Dairy Ingredient Sales and Regulatory Affairs, O-AT-KA Milk Products Cooperative, Inc., New York
  • Kevin Ellis, CEO, Cayuga Milk Ingredients, New York
  • Kurt Epprecht, Vice President and Principal, Great Lakes Cheese Co, Inc., Ohio
  • 3:30 Break
    3:45 Educators and Advisers Panel—Andrew Novakovic, Cornell University
  • Tom Overton, Professor of Animal Science and Director, PRO-DAIRY, Cornell University
  • Joan Petzen, Agricultural Program Leader, Cornell Cooperative Extension-Wyoming County, New York
  • Rich Stammer , Executive Senior Vice President & CEO, Retired, Agri-Mark Cooperative., Massachusetts
  • Anika Zuber , Dairy Processing Specialist & Marketing Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cornell University
  • 5:00 Closing Comments and Adjourn
    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 — Optional bus tour of Western New York Dairy Industry (registration required)
    7:00 Breakfast on your own
    8:00 Bus leaves from front of Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
    9:00 Lamb Farms, Inc., Oakfield, New York
    12:00 Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.—Lunch and tour, Rochester, New York
    1:50 Wegmans Corporate Offices—Discussion, Rochester, New York
    4:30 Arrive back at Hytatt Regency Hotel
    *NSP—requested that slides not be posted.