The daylong event is expected to draw some 200 milk processors and others involved with the California dairy industry to the UC Davis Conference Center from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to discuss sustainability issues that are of special importance to the dairy industry.

Topics will include the dairy industry's commitment to sustainability; dairy products, nutrition and sustainability; and UC Davis' commitment to sustainability. Speakers will be from the dairy industry and UC Davis.

The morning keynote speaker will be Gail Barnes, vice president of technology and packaging for Dairy Management Inc., a nonprofit organization that works with state and regional dairy promotion organizations to ensure the future success of the dairy industry.

The event is open to the public; registration is $95 per person for industry members or $20 for Friends of the Robert Mondavi Institute members and UC Davis faculty, staff and students.

More information and registration are available here.

or by contacting Kim Bannister, (530) 752-5171,

The event is sponsored by these organizations: the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, California Institute for Food and Agricultural Research, Agricultural Sustainability Institute, Foods for Health Institute, and Department of Food Science and Technology.