Challenges and opportunities for dairy: pricing, environment and coordination


October 24 and 25, Madison, Wisconsin


This is the 26th Annual National Workshop for Dairy Economists and Policy Analysts. We will be meeting in Madison Wisconsin at the Gordon Event Center on the University campus.

Slides Tuesday, October 24, 2023
8:00 Registration Open
  8:30 Welcome and Introduction—Charles Nicholson, University of Wisconsin
8:45 Session I: Coordination in Dairy Supply: Approaches and Impacts
US Milk Production Trends—Jared Hutchens, University of Illinois
Milk Supply in ERS models—Jerry Cessna, USDA/ERS
Dairy Supply Chain Coordination—Chuck Nicholson, University of Wisconsin
9:45 Break
10:15 Panel Discussion—Moderator: Nicholson
Dairy Farmers of America Mid-East—Eric Erba
Agri•Mark—Catherine De Ronde (remote presentation)
Prairie Farms—Chris Hoeger
Southeast Milk—Cal Covington
12:00 Lunch—provided
1:00 Session II: Greenhouse Gas Markets and Mitigation in the US Dairy Supply Chain
Framing the Carbon Market and Policy Situation for the US Dairy Industry—Chris Wolf, Cornell University
Farm-level Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Technologies and Options—Mike Van Amburgh, Cornell University
Sustainability As a Profit Center: Lessions From Implementing Dairy Sustainability Programs at Scale—Matt Gould, Ever.Ag
2:15 Break
2:30 Panel Discussion—Moderator: Chris Wolf
CoBank—Corey Geiger
4:15 Audience Polling on Day's Sessions
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
8:30 Coffee and light breakfast provided
Overview of the University of Wisconsin Dairy Innovation Hub—Maria Woldt, University of Wisconsin
Session III: Alternatives to Current US Milk Pricing, Domestic Proposals and Other Countries' Experiences
9:15 Introduction to the Topic—Mark Stephenson, University of Wisconsin
9:30 Moderator:—Leonard Polzin, University of Wisconsin-Extension
Dairy Australia—John Penry
Bozic LLC—Marin Bozic
Bridge Farm, Glastonbury, UK—David Cotton
CNIEL, France—Benoit Rouyer
Terrain—Ben Laine
IFCN, Germany>—Torsten Hemme
Nuffield/Fonterra, New Zealand—Kylie Leonard
11:45 Audience Polling on Day's Sessions
12:15 Wrap-up and Adjourn—Chuck Nicholson, UW-Madison
2:00 Optional tour ofd UW Center for Dairy Research facilities—John Lucey and CDR staff