2017 Joint Annual Meeting







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.


2017 Joint Annual Meeting: Anaheim, California

Nearly 800 dairy producers, company leaders and industry stakeholders descended upon the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, Calif., from Oct. 30-Nov. 1 to attend National Milk’s 101st Annual Meeting, where they heard from their policy and promotion organizations on how to create more opportunities for the U.S. dairy industry. As marketing challenges abound, both domestically and internationally, the meeting’s topics focused on the importance of increased collaboration across the dairy community and pursuing innovative new marketing strategies. 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 Slides

News Release: Annual Meeting Recap

Results of the 2017 NMPF Cheese Contest

The 2017 National Milk Producers Federation Championship Cheese Contest was held at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, Calif., during Annual Meeting. A total of 194 entries were submitted, totaling more than 3,000 pounds of cheese to be judged. This year's Grand Champion Cheese award, the Chairman's Plaque, was given to Michigan Milk Producers Association for its Pepperjack produced in Middlebury, Ind.

Results of the 2017 NMPF Communications Competition

Every year, member cooperative communicators participate in NMPF's Communications Competition, which recognizes excellence among NMPF cooperative communicators. In 2017, a record 113 entries were submitted in 15 categories. Winning entries were displayed at an exhibit in the Dairy Bar. This year's "Communicator of the Year" Award (which recognizes exceptional accomplishment in the fields of public relations, publishing, writing, advertising, and special projects) was awarded to the communications team at Dairy Farmers of America.


Event Photos (please credit "jtanl Productions"): Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3

Meet the 2018 Young Cooperator Advisory Council





Future Meetings:

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