The New York State Cheese Manufacturers Association hosts a series of exciting events each year. We look forward to seeing you and encourage you to get involved!
Annual Spring Conference
The Annual Spring Conference is a great opportunity to keep pace with changes in the cheese industry with presentations by leading dairy industry experts, research reports from Cornell University, as well as regulatory updates. The Annual Spring Conference is held each year in March in Syracuse NY.
Join us for the 2024 Spring Conference in Syracuse at the DoubleTree Hotel!
March 4-5, 2024
Registration is now closed. There is no further late registration.
Please contact the hotel directly if you have not already booked your room.
The hotel room block closed on February 20th.
Syracuse DoubleTree (315) 432-0200
Schedule of Events
Speakers this year include:
Ed Gallagher, DFA Risk Management
Dave Barbano, Cornell University
Mike Van Amburgh, Cornell University
Todd Stertz and Tergel Erdenebat, Tetra Pak
Steve Hoyt and Stacey Sabo, NYSERDA
plus a panel discussion with Steve Funk, Brian Grochowski & Norm LaVigne
and more to come!
Dairy Blender with Northeast Dairy Foods & Northeast Dairy Suppliers
March 26th, 2024
This year’s Dairy Blender will have a little of something for everyone and is a great opportunity to learn about the manufacturing process and get introduced to the management teams of our presenting NDFA companies. Registration is open to Northeast Dairy Foods, Northeast Dairy Suppliers, and NYS Cheese Manufacturers members.
2024 Cheese Fundraiser
The 2024 Annual Cheese Auction will start in August 2024. This is your chance to support the NY Cheese Manufacturer’s Association and the NY Dairy Industry, while securing Award-Winning New York State Cheddar to share with your customers, clients, family and friends. Instead of the auction format of the past, we are changing to a fundraising format. Now when you place your order, you’ll know exactly what you’re getting! We are still selling the best cheddar in New York State in 40-pound blocks, cut and wrapped into two-pound bricks for convenience. Each 40-pound block is $350. There is the option to order as many blocks as you would like!
Proceeds from the NYS Cheese Manufacturers’ Annual Cheese Fundraiser support educational opportunities for cheese manufacturers, promotes NY State Cheese, and provides up to two scholarships for undergraduate students in Dairy Science or Food Science. This year we are also introducing a graduate scholarship for up to $5000.
The cheese will ship between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The NYS Cheese Manufacturers’ Fall Conference is held at different locations throughout New York State. With a more relaxed atmosphere, the Fall Conference is a perfect opportunity for networking and engagement. The Fall Conference is family-friendly and has plenty for everyone to enjoy.
Join us for the 2024 Fall Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY.
September 25-27, 2024 – registration information to come!
This year’s combined Northeast Dairy Convention (NDFSA, PAMD and NYSCMA) will be held at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs.
We have an agenda full of business sessions, networking opportunities, and casual activities. Speakers for our business sessions are still being finalized but you can look forward to our speakers presenting priority industry topics. More details to come!
We look forward to seeing you there!