Conference Information

The 2016 Indiana Milk Quality Conference will be a two-day 

fun filled information packed venture for Indiana Dairy Industry Professionals.

The conference for 2016 will be held on Tuesday, April 12 and Wednesday, April 13.

We are heading to the center of Indiana,

 to the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center in Columbus, Indiana

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


(Click on information links below)

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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.


Below is the agenda from the 2015 conference to allow you to see the vital and informative items brought to the IMQP conference.



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      The Three Stooges Talk Expansion - -  Greg Slipher (IN Farm Bureau)

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

 9:30      Pizza, Twitter & Crisis Management - - Jackie Barber (ADAI)

 9:40     NCIMS Proposals & State Inspections - - Doug Metcalf (BOAH)

 10:00     Break and Door Prizes

 10:30     Lab Information Panel

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

  • Using The Results - - Fabian Bernal (DFA)         

  • Mastitis PCR Testing - - Todd Byrem (Antel BioSystems)

11:30      Enacting the State Dairy Strategy - - Ted McKinney (ISDA)

12:00       Lunch

Moderator –   Bruce Lamb

1:00      Confined Space Safety - - Eric Anthony (Wagner-Meinert)

1:30      Proper Cleaning Procedures - - Jeremy Arend (Pro Active Solutions)

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: Old Challenges, New Opportunities - - 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 The Delvo Test - - Fritz Buss (Nelson-Jamerson, Inc.) 

5:15      Testing With Neogen - - Charles Sybesma (Neogen Corp.)


5:30       Adjourn for the afternoon


 Moderator –   Doug Leman

6:30       Awards Banquet – Keynote Speaker - - Dr. Greg Miller (DMI) - 

                                            "Sustainable Dairy Nutrition: Towards a Sustainable Dairy Industry” 

8:30      Hospitality Room Opens

 

Wednesday April 8, 2015

Moderator –   Jeremy Arend

8:00      IMQP Business Meeting

8:10      State Surveys and FDA Inspections - - Nathan Campbell (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 Extension)


9:30        Break and Door Prizes

10:00      What Is Happening Around Indiana - - Greg Slipher (IN Farm Bureau)


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

10:45      Indiana Dairy - Global Opportunities - - Doug Leman (IDP)

11:00      Consumer Demand for Dairy Products - - Dr. Nicole Olynk-Widmar (Purdue)

11:45      Adjourn Conference 

*Subject to Change*


IMQP - Agenda 2015 - pdf 


(Subject to change)