Indiana Milk Quality Professionals, Inc.

Thank you to everyone who came and participated in the 2014 IMQP comference!!

Conference Information

The 2014 Indiana Milk Quality Conference was a two-day fun filled information packed venture for Indiana Dairy Industry Professionals. This year it was held on Tuesday, April 15 and Wednesday, April 16.

All events are hosted by the

 Indiana Milk Quality Professionals, Inc.

(Click on information links below)



Conference Notice

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


Make your overnight accommodations with the

Don Hall's Guesthouse

by March 14, 2014

 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.


IMQP is has planned a trip to the "ballpark" the Fort Wayne Tin Caps Baseball Game on Monday, April 14 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are just $10 per person! For more information click the Tin Caps Logo below!!


Please contact Robin Fuhrman

( or 1-260-483-6436 ext. 3327)

with any questions regarding the Conference.


Any company interested

in the donation of door prizes

would be greatly appreciated.


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.



Don Halls Guesthouse

Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne


Awards Banquet

   Tuesday - 6:30 pm

Keynote Speaker -  Steve Jones CEO for Fairlife LLC

"Innovations With Milk"

NEW in 2014

Join us for the Fort Wayne Tin Caps Baseball Game

Monday, April 14 at 7:00 pm

Tickets are $10 per person

For more information click the Tin Caps Logo below.


“Efficient Today for a Better Tomorrow”

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Moderator – Andy Gall
8:00           Welcome - Andy Gall
8:10           Fort Wayne Welcome - Rob Winters (WOWO Radio)
8:30           Plant Audits / Working thru Discrepancies -                                              Bill Farquar and Dave Hoedt (FMMA)          
9:00           Hauler Issues and Discrepancies -                                                                  Christy Coon (Creamery License Division) and                                          Tom Landrum (BOAH)
9:30           The General Economy of the Dairy Industry -                                            Chuck Courtade (DFA)
10:00         Break and Door Prizes
10:30         Increased Milk Production on Farms – Producer Panel
                            -        Genetics and Reproductive Technology -                                                    Nathan Kuehnert (Kuehnert Dairy Farm)
                     -        Management -                                                                                                   John Metzger (Metzger Dairy)
                     -        Robotics -                                                                                                             John & Cynthia Adams (Knollbrook Farms)

12:00           Lunch - Featured Speaker - Ted McKinny (ISDA)


Moderator – Jeremy Arend
1:00           How to Use Your Culture Results -                                                                Christy Dinsmare (MMPA)
1:20           Pros and Cons of On-Farm Culturing -                                                          Dr. Joe Hogan (OSU)                                                               1:40          Mastitis Protocol – Prevention and Treatment -                                       Dr. Joe Hogan (OSU)
2:30          The Latest from IDP - Doug Leman (IDP)     
2:45          How To Keep Out of IDEM’s Cross-Hairs -                                                    Greg Slipher (IN Farm Bureau)

3:00           Break and Door Prizes

3:30          Technology Usage on Farms-PC Dart & Android -                                     Bob Albrect (IN Dairy Association)
4:00         Monitoring Technology on the Farm -                                                          Dr. Jeff Bewley (Univ of KY)                               
4:30         Animal Disease Traceablilty - Dr. Bret Marsh (BOAH)

5:00           Adjourn for the afternoon
Moderator – Rob Winters (WOWO Radio)
6:30           Awards Banquet - Keynote Speaker -                                                         Steve Jones CEO for Fairlife LLC "Innovations With Milk"                                                                                                                                                  

8:30          Hospitality Room Opens


Wednesday April 16, 2014

Moderator – Mark Dvorak
8:00           IMQP Business Meeting
8:10           Quarterly Inspection - Doug Metcalf (BOAH)
8:30           Water Needs on Dairy Farms - TBA                                       9:15           Water Quality Needs for Cleaning in Dairy Plants -                                  Ken Kiwicz (Ecolab) 

10:00         Break and Door Prizes

10:30         Economics of Digesters Use on Dairy Farms -                                            Pat Rezin (University Sanitary Manufacturing)                 11:15         Digester Start Up on Dairy Farms -                                                                 Ryan Rogers (Homestead Dairy)                                      11:45         What's New at ADA of Indiana -                                                                     Jackie Barber (ADA of Indiana Adjourn Conference                 12:00      Adjourn Conference 


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