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Value-Added Dairy Conference Resources

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 enterprises for dairy operations. Nearly 80 participants representing seven states attended the conference. Check out the brochure for the list of speakers and presentations that are now available below!

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, Randleigh Heritage Museum

Producer-Processor Panelists

BusinessPlanning – 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

Biosecurity & Food Safety Resources – Clint Stevenson, NCSU Food, Bioprocessing & Nutrition Sciences

A special thanks to the sponsors of the event:

Platinum sponsors

Gold sponsors

Silver Sponsors