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Last Chance to Register for NMPF Annual Meeting

October 5, 2012

Last Chance to Register for NMPF Annual Meeting

Meeting registrations and hotel reservations for the joint 2012 annual meeting of NMPF, the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB), and the United Dairy Industry Association (UDIA) must be submitted by today, October 5th. After today, reservations will be confirmed on a space and rate available basis. Attendees are encouraged to visit to make their reservations.

The meeting will take place October 29 – 31 at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Dairy producers and industry leaders from across the United States will discuss ways to help “Secure Dairy’s Future” and learn more about how national dairy policy and promotion organizations are working together for the benefit of all producers.

At the meeting, NMPF Chairman Randy Mooney will join President and CEO Jerry Kozak to share updates on 2012 federal dairy policy and programs, as well as plans for 2013 and beyond. The producer leaders of NDB, UDIA, and Dairy Management Inc. (which is funded through NDB and UDIA) will share results, goals, and strategies about how today’s dairy checkoff is helping protect and grow dairy sales.

The two-day general session will be hosted by Mike Adams, host of “Agri-Talk” radio, which is billed as the “Voice of Rural America.” Other meeting speakers include:

  • Dick Vitale, college basketball analyst with ABC Sports and ESPN, will share insights about tackling life’s challenges head-on through lessons learned from sports – and how it can apply to business situations and daily life – at Tuesday’s opening luncheon.
  • Stu Rothenberg, editor and publisher of The Rothenberg Political Report and columnist with Roll Call, will offer perspective on the November elections and answer questions about specific U.S. House, Senate, and gubernatorial races.
  • Patrick Doyle, president and CEO of Domino’s Pizza, will share results of the chain’s sales-building partnership with the dairy checkoff and preview plans to help grow dairy sales.
  • Doug Lipp, an internationally acclaimed expert on customer service and leadership, will share insights learned from his years of training and motivating employees through his work at Walt Disney University and Disneyland.

Following the General Session on October 31, organizers will hold an awards luncheon to honor dairy producer and industry leaders whose efforts have led to a better future for dairy producers. The meeting will conclude with a banquet featuring a performance by Laura Bell Bundy, a country artist and actress who has appeared in various film and television roles.

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