Conference Information

The 2015 Indiana Milk Quality Conference will be a two-day 

fun filled information packed venture for Indiana Dairy Industry Professionals.

This year it will be held on Tuesday, April 7 and Wednesday, April 8.

All events are hosted by the Indiana Milk Quality Professionals, Inc.

(Click on information links below)

Don Halls’ Guesthouse

1313 W Washington Center Road

Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825

 To register for the Conference please send the registration form and the $100.00 registration fee* to:

Indiana Milk Quality Professionals, Inc.

@ Robin Fuhrman, Secretary/Treasurer 

P.O. Box 10419 

Fort Wayne, Indiana 46852

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 Make your overnight accommodations with the Don Hall's Guesthouse by March 14, 2015  to receive  the group rate. To make your reservation call the Don Hall's Guesthouse at 1-800-348-1999. 

Refer to the Indiana Milk Quality Professionals, Inc. group number 4414. Room rates are $89.00 for single or $99.00 for double occupancy plus tax.

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Please contact Robin Fuhrman

 (dairydolly@aol.com or 1-260-483-6436 ext. 3327) 

with any questions regarding the Conference.

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Any company interested in the donation of door prizes would be greatly appreciated.

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Hosted by:

Indiana Milk Quality Professionals, Inc.

"Providing up to date information and educational support for the dairy industry professionals involved in the improvement of the quality of milk production in Indiana."

*Advanced registration is required. Registration fee is preferred in advance of the Conference, but may be paid at the door. Checks or cash are accepted. No registration fee for industry and regulatory retirees, however, you will need to send in the registration card and make your room reservations.


IMQP - Conference Notice - pdf


Indiana Milk Quality Professionals, Inc. 2015 Indiana Milk Quality Conference 

April 7 & 8, 2015


“Technology of Today for an Improved Tomorrow”

Tuesday April 7, 2015

Moderator – Andy Gall

8:00      Welcome - - Andy Gall

8:10      Views on Ag News - - Rob Winters (WOWO Radio)

8:30      Operation Expansion Panel - -  Greg Slipher (IN Farm Bureau)

                                                               Doug Leman (IDP)                                                                                                                                                            Andy Tauner (IN Soybean & Corn)

 9:30      ADA of Indiana Update - - Jackie Barber (ADAI)

 9:40      Dairy Division Update - - Doug Metcalf (BOAH)

 10:00     Break and Door Prizes

 10:30     Lab Information Panel

  • What Tests Are Available - - Bev Rhoads (ELS)

  • How Do We Use The Results - - Fabian Bernal (DFA)         

  • PCR Testing - - Todd Byrem (Northstar)

11:30      ISDA Update - - Ted McKinney (ISDA)

12:00       Lunch

Moderator –   Bruce Lamb

1:00      Confined Space Safety - - Joe Esch (Prairie Farms Dairy)

1:30      Proper Cleaning Procedures - - Jeremy Arend (ProActive Chemicals)

2:00      Milk Quality Producer Panel                                  

  • Small Farm Quality- - Orville Haney (Haney Hilltop Holsteins)

  • Large Farm Quality - - Tejo Willemsen (Willemsen Dairy)

  • Producer/Processor - - Doug Westendorp (Mooville Dairy)

 3:15      Break and Door Prizes              

3:45     BOAH Update - - Dr. Bret Marsh (BOAH)

4:10      Response to Positive Antibiotics - - Deb Hall (BOAH)

4:30      Testing With IDEXX - - John Forsee (IDEXX Laboratories)

4:45      Testing With Charm Sciences - - Vivian Saunders (Charm Sciences)

5:00      Testing With Neogen - - ? (Neogen)

5:15       Adjourn for the afternoon- - Moderator –   Doug Leman

6:30       Awards Banquet – Keynote Speaker - - Dr. Gregg Miller (ADA) - "Sustainable Dairying” 

8:30      Hospitality Room Opens

 

Wednesday April 8, 2015

Moderator –   Jeremy Arend

8:00      IMQP Business Meeting

8:10      State Surveys and FDA Inspections - - Brain Cogar (BOAH)

                                                                           Larry Terando (FDA)

8:40   Spot On – Corn and Soybean - - Andy Tauer (IN Soybean & Corn)

9:00   County Extension Office Help - - Dr. Mike Schutz (Purdue Ext.)

9:30      Break and Door Prizes

10:00      Farm Bureau Update - - Greg Slipher (IN Farm Bureau)

10:15      Equipment Testing & Certified Seals - - Nathan Campbell (BOAH)

10:45      IDP Update - - Doug Leman (IDP)

11:00      Consumer Surveys - - Dr. Nicole Olynk-Widmar (Purdue)

11:45      Adjourn Conference 

*Subject to Change*

IMQP - Agenda 2015 - pdf - (Subject to change)