NC State Extension

Value-Added Dairy Conference

Value-Added Dairy Conference

Re-scheduled for January 14-15, 2019!
Asheville, NC

Download the Value-Added Dairy Brochure

This conference will provide opportunities for dairy producers to learn more about on-farm processing and other value added components for dairy operations. Over the 1 and 1/2 days, attendees will hear from several farmers who have experience with various different value-added opportunities. Participants will learn about state, regional, and national programs designed to help them be successful in their operations. Participants will also have the chance to interact with vendors, suppliers, and dealers related to on-farm processing and agritourism.
Participants may sign up for one of six breakout sessions focused on business planning, facility design, regulations, and food safety, as well as other topics related to on-farm dairy processing.
To top it off, this conference will be held in beautiful Asheville, NC! Come and enjoy what the Blue Ridge Mountains have to offer at The Crowne Plaza, located close to both downtown Asheville and to the historic Biltmore House. Bring your families and combine a great learning opportunity with time to relax and enjoy family and friends.
Registration:
Registration includes morning and mid-day meals during the event, as well as all event materials and access to the trade show. Evening meals and lodging expenses are in addition to registration and must be covered by the participant.
Registration is $225 per person and each additional attendee from the same farm may register for $175 per person.
**Click here for Online Registration.**
Lodging and Attractions: 
The conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville, NC, and a room block has been set aside for the attendees. Reserve your room before 12/31/2018 by clicking here Crowne Plaza Reservations  (Group Code: DGY) or by calling 1-828-285-2603 M-F, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mention “NC State University – Dairy Symposium” to ensure the correct conference rate. King rooms are $104+tax, and double rooms are $89+tax. Special note:  The “NC State University – Dairy Symposium” rate is also available from 1/12/2018 until 1/16/2019 in the event you want to extend your time in Asheville and enjoy a few extra days exploring Western NC. Visit Explore Asheville to find out more about things to do and see in the area.