2016 NMPF Annual Meeting

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Every fall, the National Milk Producers Federation organizes a joint annual meeting with the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) and the United Dairy Industry Association (UDIA). Dairy producers, member cooperatives, Young Cooperators (YCs), industry representatives, staff, and others from all over the country arrive for a few days of speeches, reports, banquets, general sessions, town hall meetings, and award ceremonies. Taking place in a different U.S. city each year, the annual meeting represents an opportunity for those active in the dairy industry to get together and share in their common accomplishments and challenges, as well as discuss the best route for the industry's future.


NMPF's 2016 Annual Meeting: Nashville, Tennessee

The 2016 annual meeting was held October 31-November 2, 2016, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn. At the meeting, attendees learned about how their national dairy policy and promotion organizations are partnering for progress and creating a world of opportunities for dairy farm families. Below are the presentations, press releases, photos and competition results from this year's event. To obtain copies of UDIA/NDB/DMI content not seen here, please contact speeches@dairy.org.


NMPF Town Hall Event

NMPF President Commemorates Organization’s Centennial with Insights on how Past Achievements Set Path for Future (PDF)

Jim Mulhern Speech Commemorating NMPF's Centennial

Results of the 2016 NMPF Cheese Contest

  • The 2016 National Milk Producers Federation Championship Cheese Contest was held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn., during Annual Meeting. A total of 164 entries were submitted, totaling more than 2,500 pounds of cheese to be judged. This year's Grand Champion Cheese award, the Chairman's Plaque, was given to Associated Milk Producers Inc. for its Medium Cheddar produced in Blair, Wisc.

Results of the 2016 NMPF Communications Competition

  • Every year, member cooperative communicators participate in NMPF's Communications Competition. The competition recognizes excellence among NMPF cooperative communicators, provides an outside evaluation of communications efforts, and offers feedback for improvement opportunities. In 2016, 102 entries were submitted in 15 categories. Winning entries were displayed at an exhibit in the Dairy Bar during Annual Meeting. This year's Outstanding Achievement in Communications Award (which recognizes exceptional accomplishment in the fields of public relations, publishing, writing, advertising, and special projects) was awarded to the communications team at Associated Milk Producers Inc.

Event Photos (please credit Scoobie's Photographic Images)

Meet the 2017 Young Cooperator Advisory Council





Future Meetings

October 30-November 1, 2017: Disneyland Hotel - Anaheim, Calif.

October 29-October 31, 2018: JW Marriott Desert Ridge - Phoenix, Ariz.