View the full 2023 Annual Meeting agenda here.
FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative welcomes dairy farmers to attend the cooperative’s Producer Discovery Workshop series as part of its 2023 Annual Meeting taking place on Friday, February 10, 2023 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center in Stevens Point, Wis.
‘Members Make the Difference’ is the cooperative’s 2023 Annual Meeting theme, which showcases the vital role cooperative members have in providing guidance for the cooperative’s programs and legislative priorities. With a full decade of advocacy and expansion of educational opportunities, FarmFirst can attribute its success to the membership’s values in grassroots leadership and industry expertise. Participating in the cooperative’s workshop series allows for members to ask industry experts questions that allow them to be more informed about programs and regulations that impact their farm.
1:15 p.m. U.S. Dairy: Working Together to Collectively Impact Sustainability
Jennifer Block, Senior Vice President of Dairy Community Relations at the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy
The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy was created through the dairy farmer checkoff to address growing global sustainability issues and opportunities. The Innovation Center is aligned behind a framework of shared priorities, goals, work, and metrics that inspires new belief in dairy and positions U.S. dairy as a relevant and credible solution for a more sustainable future. Learn how the industry is working to build trust and increase dairy customer confidence through this industry-wide sustainability platform.
2:45 p.m. Legislative Update: Your Cooperative Voice Advocating for Agriculture
Jennifer Wickman, Wisconsin Government Affairs Director for Cooperative Network
As the trusted voice for cooperatives and their members, Cooperative Network advocates in the state capitols of Wisconsin and Minnesota and has a long and successful history of lobbying on local and statewide agriculture issues. With State Budgets being the focus in 2023, farmers will want to attend this session for a glimpse of the lobbying priorities of Cooperative Network on the issues that will affect dairy farmers and their businesses.
There is no cost to attend, however attendees are asked to make reservations to ensure sufficient seating. Call 608-286-1909 by February 7 to make a reservation.
For the full meeting agenda, click here.