March 6th & 7th, 2017
This is your opportunity to attend our exciting Spring Conference and network with some of the industry’s leading manufacturers, vendors, and more!
The NYS Cheese Manufacturers’ Annual Spring Meeting will be held March 6 & 7, 2017 at the Doubletree Hotel in Syracuse. To make your hotel reservation, follow this link: Doubletree Hotel Room Reservations.
Monday, March 6th
|Time||Event||Presenter or Location|
|8:00am||Presidential Address/Business Meeting||Tom Eastham
Empire Cheese, Inc
|8:15-9:00am||GMO’s – Consumer Push Back on Technology||Margaret Smith
|9:00-10:00am||NY Dairy Industry Outlook – Update||Ed Gallagher
Dairy Farmers of America
|10:15-11:15am||Cheese Judging Contest & Clinic||Heather Spraker
NYS Dept. Ag. & Mkts.
|11:15-Noon||New Milk Analysis Tools for Farm Management (aka “Cow of Interest”)||David M. Barbano
|Noon||Lunch (Ticket Required)|
|1:30pm||Concurrent Sessions (repeat once)|
|Session I: Culture Adjuncts||Trish Dawson
Chr. Hansen, Inc.
|Session II: Cheese Yield Evaluations: Improving the Quality of Cheese Composition Data||David M. Barbano
|Session II Animal Well-Being--Making it a Priority From Farm to Fork and How We Do It||Lisa Ford
|2:30pm||Repeat Concurrent Sessions|
|3:45-4:45pm||Corporate Ethics—Excellence with Integrity||Matt Davidson
Institute for Excellence & Ethics (IEE)
|4:45-5:30pm||Board of Directors Meeting||Shelby Boardroom|
|5:30-7:30pm||Cheese Reception/Co-Host Cocktail Party||Ballrooom|
Tuesday, March 7th
|9:00-9:45am||Dairy Food Safety – Current and Future Challenges||Martin Wiedmann
|9:45:00-10:30am||Supply and Demand of Cheese & Dairy Products: |
Dairy Market Analyst
|10:45-11:30am||What’s Fermenting in Extension Research||Sam Alcaine
|11:30-12:15pm||Company Story – NYS Ag. & Markets Division of Milk Control|
and Dairy Services--Overview and Regulatory Update
NYS Dept. Agriculture & Markets
*Includes Lunches Mon. & Tues., and Monday Evening Reception/ Registration Fee is for one (1) participant
**You must be registered to order additional tickets
Venue Phone: (315) 432-0200
Venue Website: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjC9O2zicPJAhXj6IMKHbGIAYgQFggeMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdoubletree3.hilton.com%2Fen%2Fhotels%2Fnew-york%2Fdoubletree-by-hilton-hotel-syracuse-SYRDTDT%2Findex.html&usg=AFQAddress:
A 2-minute drive from Interstate 90, this hotel on an office park is 11 minutes' drive from Syracuse Airport. Flat-screen TVs and WiFi (fee) are offered in each room, as well as traditional decor and custom-designed beds. Suites add separate living areas and 6-person dining tables. There's a nautical-themed restaurant serving American favorites, plus a lounge bar. There are also indoor and outdoor pools, and a 24/7 fitness center. Other amenities include a free airport shuttle, 12,000 sq ft of event space including 2 ballrooms, and a business center.
- March 6, 2017 - March 7, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm