California dairy producers will gather in Modesto, Calif., next week for the Western United Dairymen convention, to be held March 10 – 12.

This year’s convention, “To a Brighter Future,” will feature a variety of workshops on various topics from labor, air and water quality to social media.

Members and non-members are invited to attend.

Here is a look at this year’s speakers.

  • San Joaquin Valley Air Quality Update, Sheraz Gill, Air District
  • Managing Working Capital in a New Financial Environment, Paul Anema, Partner, Genske Mulder
  • Carbon Credit Opportunities, Tom Hintz, SeaHold, Carl Morris, Gallo Cattle Company
  • Simplifying Dairy Nutrient Management, Panel: Dino Giacomazzi, Giacomazzi Dairy and Jim Wyeth, Wyeth Dairy. Moderator - Joe Choperena, Sustainable Conservation
  • Workers' Compensation,  Rick Adams, Winton-Ireland, Strom & Green Insurance Agency
  • Hay Fire Prevention, Rick Adams, Winton-Ireland, Strom & Green Insurance Agency
  • Labor Update for Dairy Producers, Tony Raimondo, Attorney, McCormick, Barstow
  • Ag Criminals...Don't Become Their Next Target, Stanislaus County Sheriff Department
  • The Conversation: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, & the Dairy Industry, Dairy Producer Panel:  Moderator - Mark Looker, Communications Director, Western United Dairymen
  • Central Valley Water Quality Update, Western United Dairymen and Western United Environmental Services Field Staff
  • Alternative Groundwater Monitoring Well Proposal, Western United Dairymen Staff 
  • Diesel Truck Rule - How to Comply, Kathleen Mead, Manager, California Air Resources Board
  • Report from Capitol Hill, Charlie Garrison, Political Advocate, Washington D.C. 
  • Environmental Update for Dairies, Paul Martin, Director of Environmental Affairs, Western United Dairymen
  • Report from Sacramento, Gary Conover, Government Relations, Western United Dairymen
  • Dairy Economic Update, Tiffany LaMendola, Director of Economic Analysis, Western United Dairymen
  • Global Opportunities for US Dairy, Jerry Dryer, Consultant, JDG Consulting Group
  • Importance of Agriculture Working Together, Speaker TBA
  • Animal Well Being, Sponsored by California Beef Council Speaker TBA 

Registration forms are available for download here.

Source: Western United Dairymen