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Registration Open for Nationwide Foundation for the Future Summer Grassroots Tour

July 8, 2011

Producers interested in learning more about the reforms contained in NMPF’s Foundation for the Future may register for 12 meetings being held across the country in July and August that will provide more information on the significant changes in dairy policy contained in the proposal. The three-hour meetings are free to all attendees.

“The U.S. dairy industry has called for dramatic changes in dairy policy, and Foundation for the Future answers that call,” says Jerry Kozak, NMPF President and CEO. “Our summer meetings will explain how Foundation for the Future’s dairy policy reforms will safeguard dairy producers’ equity, ensure the future of their operations, and stabilize dairy markets.”

The meetings, starting next week, are slated to take place throughout the United States between July 12 and August 22. Each meeting will feature an in-depth presentation, and question and answer session led by NMPF’s Kozak, along with other staff. Meeting locations include:

  • Olympia, Wash., Red Lion Hotel – July 12
  • Visalia, Calif., Holiday Inn – July 13
  • Lubbock, Texas, Overton Hotel & Conference Center – July 18
  • Alexandria, Minn., Holiday Inn – July 20
  • Dubuque, Iowa, Grand River Center – July 21
  • Lansing, Mich., Ramada Lansing Hotel & Conference Center – July 26
  • Green Bay, Wis., Comfort Suites – July 27
  • Stevens Point, Wis., Ramada Hotel – July 28
  • Harrisburg, Pa., Holiday Inn Harrisburg – East – August 8
  • Syracuse, N.Y., Holiday Inn Syracuse/Liverpool Airport Hotel – August 10
  • Ocala, Fla., Hilton – August 12
  • Nashville, Tenn., Embassy Suites Nashville Airport – August 22

Dairy producers, milk processors, and other key industry stakeholders are encouraged to attend. Visit to register, and check out for additional meeting information. Space is limited, so register early.