Value-Added Dairy Conference & Trade Show Rescheduled for January 14-15

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Thanks to all of you who made this conference in Asheville, NC a success!

This conference provided opportunities for dairy producers to learn more about on-farm processing and other value added components for dairy operations. Nearly 80 participants representing seven states attended the conference. Check out the following links from speakers whose presentations are now available online!

Value-Added Dairy 101 – Hal Pepper, University of Tennessee, Center for Profitable Agriculture

Producer-Processor Model – Gary Cartwright & Carl Hollifield, NCSU Howling Cow Creamery

Starting a New Enterprise – Alex Ives, NCSU Randleigh History Museum

Producer-Processor Panel

Biosecurity and Food Safety Links – Clint Stevenson, NCSU Food, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Sciences Department

Business Planning – Brittany Whitmire, NCSU Ag & Resource Economics (for Ann Wilkinson, Origin Farms, St. Louis, MO)

VAPG Funding – Brittany Whitmire, NCSU Ag & Resource Economics (for Lyn Millhiser, USDA Rural Development, Raleigh, NC)  VAPG Overview 2017.

Agritourism – Annie Baggett, NCDA&CS Agritourism

Working with Retailers – Jennifer Badger, The Fresh Market, Greensboro, NC