Breaking News...MPP Update at the Annual Convention

Breaking News...MPP Update at the Annual Convention
Breaking news....MPP update at the annual convention.
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A letter from your NSDA President Bill Thiele (click here).
Marin Bozic to Present on MPP
Many changes have been happening with the Margin Protection Plan.  Marin Bozic will give an update via webinar with the latest information on the Margin Protection Plan beginning at 11:30 am at the annual convention.
Your Input is Needed! 
Deadline extended

Dear Dairy Convention Attendee! 
We are excited to offer a Communication’s Workshop at the Nebraska Dairy Convention from 2:30-3:30 pm on Tuesday afternoon.  We hope that you can attend and learn more about the benefits of using social media to promote Dairy and get some hands on experience.  Please take a few minutes to answer the following survey so we can gain an understanding of your current level of experience in utilizing social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest) .  The survey will be open until Friday, February 23rd 

Let us know if you have any questions!

The Midwest Dairy Staff in Nebraska
Rod, Beth and Caryn
2018 Nebraska Dairy Convention
Ramada Inn, Columbus, NE
Schedule of Events
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  • 8:30 Nebraska Dairy Review Board
  • 9:30- 4:30 Trade Show with “Dairy Bar”
  • 9:30 – 10:30 Raising Dairy Quality Forage in a Beef State
    • Bruce Anderson, UNL Extension Professor, Agronomy and Horticulture
  • 10:30-12:00 NE Holstein Association Annual Meeting
  • 11:30 - 12:00 noon: Margin Protection Program update
    • Marin Bozic, University of Minnesota by webinar
  • 12:00–1:15 Lunch “Dairy Checkoff Update”
    • Lucas Lentsch, Midwest Dairy CEO, Midwest Strategic Plan
    • Nancy Huls, Midwest Dairy Food Research Center
  • 1:30 – 2:30 What is Mastitis Costing You?
    • Maggie Faulkner, Field Representative, Acumen Detection
  • 2:30 – 3:30 Communications Workshop
    • Amber Pankonin MS, RD LMNT Dietitian, Consultant, Freelance writer, Blogger
    • Caryn Kusleika RD, LMNT, Wellness and Communications, Midwest Dairy
  • 2:30 – 3:30 Ice Cream Bar on Tradeshow Floor/Production Award Presentation
  • 3:30 - 5:30 Grow Nebraska Dairy update
    • NSDA Annual Meeting
    • Secure Milk Supply, Dr. Hughes, DVM, Nebraska
  • 5:45 - 6:30 Wine & Cheese Reception
  • 6:30 - 8:30 Banquet: Chad Moyer, Master of Ceremonies, KTIC Radio
    • Dairy Princess/Dairy Ambassadors Introduction
    • Presentation of the Philip H. Cole Distinguished Service Award
    • NE Holstein Association Awards
    • Banquet Speaker
      Brad Scott, California Dairy Farmer/Processor Dairy farm featured on TV Show,”Undercover Boss”
Click here for the NSDA Annual Convention registration form.
Click here for the 2018 NSDA membership form.
2017 NSDA Activities
  • Focus on Nebraska legislative issues affecting dairy, working with Ag Committee, retained lobbyist, collaborative efforts (Property Taxes, Brand Laws, Incentives)
  • Participant with Nebraska Ag Leaders Working Group, organizational leaders joining to address issues affecting agriculture
  • Communicate with Governor, Lt. Governor, Director and Assistant Director of Agriculture
  • Communicate with Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Director and staff
  • Partner in We Support Agriculture to monitor animal activist’s activities and new focus on policy
  • Dairy Day at State Capitol, Pizza lunch and discuss dairy with Senators and staff
  • Communications with Nebraska’s Washington delegation on issues, (WOTUS,Ag Labor, Dairy Pride Act, NAFTA,
  • Collaboration with National Milk Producers Federation and American Dairy Coalition
Growth and Development
  • “Grow Nebraska Dairy” (GND) coalition (NSDA, A-FAN, Dept. of Ag, Nebraska Extension)
  • Stakeholder support (Corn Board, Nebr. Public Power Dist., Nebr. Dept. of Economic Development, Allied Industries and local communities)
  • Actively retain consultants for development/implementation of strategic growth plan
  • Focus on expansion of markets and processing
  • Grow Nebraska Dairy at World Ag Expo, World Dairy Expo, Central Plains Expo, Wisconsin Cheese Expo, IDFA Dairy Forum
  • Active collaboration with UNL, IANR, Extension and Animal Science
  • Support Nebraska Dairy Extension Education workshops with funding
  • Support Dairy Education through the I-29 Dairy Moo University
  • Producer Moosletter, communication to dairy farmers and allied industries
  • State Dairy Convention, networking, education and trade show,
Consumer Confidence
  • Annual Governor’s Ag Conference with dairy message
  • Support Midwest Dairy Association in dairy promotion and consumer confidence efforts
  • Co-sponsor of June Dairy Month activities with Midwest Dairy Association
  • Support Dairy Ambassador program
Thank you to our sponsors

Automated Dairy Specialists      Midwest Dairy Association     Nebraska Corn Board   
SoyBest/Grain States Soya, Inc.
Aschoff Construction    Enogen Feed    Farm Credit Services     Frontier Mills, Inc.   
Nebraska Vet Services     Nebraska Soybean Board    Nutrient Advisors
Ag Processing, Inc./Amino Plus    Bio-Resources Application Management, LLC    Cappel Sales, Inc.
Hiland Dairy Foods     Midwest Livestock Systems   Progressive Nutrition
Agri-King Nutrition, Inc.     Associated Milk Producers, Inc.    Balchem Corp    Central Dairy Supply     Central Confinement Services     Connor Agriscience     Dehaan, Grabs and Associates     Ecosyl Products, Inc.     Elanco     Heartland Builders Co.       IDEXX     LG Pumping, LLC    
Nebraska Dairy Systems      Peterson Ag Systems, Inc.    Select Sires         USDA/NASS
CMP Dairy Consulting     Custom Feed Service    Dairy Farmers of America     Dean Foods    
LALA Brands   Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation    Nebraska Cattleman
Nebraska Public Power District   RABO Bank   Settje Agri Service    XFE Products
Alliance for the Future of Agriculture in Nebraska    Bills Volume Sales       Central Plains Dairy Expo Eurofins     Jisa Farmstead Cheese      Nebraska Department of Agriculture       Nebraska Department of Economic Development        Northeast Community College       West Point Dairy Products   
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