Discovering Prices and Managing Risk: Do We Need a Better Way?

May 10 & 11, 2012, Salt Lake City


This is the 19th Annual National Workshop for Dairy Economists and Policy Analysts. You should register for the workshop through the buttons below. The registration fee for the program is $375. You can register for the program no later than May 4th. The hotel for the workshop is the Hilton Salt Lake City Airport, 5151 Wiley Post Way, Salt Lake City, UT. You can reserve a room online with the button below (group code DMP) or by calling the hotel at (801) 539-1515. Please identify yourself with the "Dairy Policy" group for the negotiated room rate of $106 per night. The room block at this group rate will only be held through April 10th.

Slides Thursday, May 10, 2012
7:00 Registration and Breakfast--Provided
8:00 Welcome
8:10 Session I: Does What Motivated Milk Marketing Orders Still Matter?--Andy Novakovic (Cornell Univ)
9:05 Session II: Milk Marketing Orders—Current Regional Issues and Political Factors--David Cooper (Family Dairies USA), John Wilson (Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.), Mike Suever (H.P. Hood)
10:00 Break
10:30 Session III: Milk Marketing Orders—Price Discovery--Mark Stephenson (Univ of Wisconsin), Ron Knutson (Texas A&M, retired)
11:30 Session IV: Milk Marketing Orders—Classified Pricing--Chuck Nicholson (Cal Poly) and Corey Freije (Federal Order 30)
12:30 Lunch--Provided
1:30 Session V: Lessions from LGM-Dairy for Margin Insurance Plans--Cameron Thraen and John Newton (The Ohio State University), Tiffany LaMendola (Blimling & Associates), Alan Zepp (PA Center for Dairy Excellence)
3:00 Break
3:30 Session VI: Growth Management, Milk Price & Margin Outcomes--Scott Brown (Univ or Missouri), Chris Wolf (Michigan State Univ) and Chris Noble (Linwood Mgt Group)
5:00 Adjourn
5:30 Reception and Hosted Bar
Friday, May 11, 2012
7:00 Breakfast--Provided
8:00 Welcome
8:10 Session VII: Perspectives from the Real World--Dairy Processor Panel: Allison Specht (Leprino Foods Company), Ernest Yates (LALA Foods, Inc.), Benoit Rouyer (Cniel), Mike John (MD-VA Milk Producers), Bill Schiek (Dairy Institute of California)
9:45 Break
10:15 Session VIII: Perspectives from the Real World--Dairy Farmer Panel: Jim Krahn (Oregon Dairy Producers), Rick Phillips (Dairy Farmers of Canada), Geoff Vandenheuvel (J & D Star Dairy) and Jerry Meissner (Norm-E-Lane, Inc. Dairy)
11:45 Closing Comments and Adjourn