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USDA Secretary Vilsack Just Added To Impressive Agenda for 2014 NMPF Annual Meeting

October 7, 2014

The agenda for NMPF’s 2014 annual meeting, set for the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas, October 27-29, is shaping up as one of the best in years.

NMPF has just confirmed that Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will be joining an already powerful line-up of speakers at the Dallas meeting, when he speaks at a general session the morning of October 29th.

The October 28 line-up includes renowned political analyst Stu Rothenberg, publisher of The Rothenberg Political Report, and Patrick Doyle, CEO of Domino’s Pizza. In a departure from previous years, that day also kicks off with Town Hall Meeting, at which attendees learn about NMPF activities and question staff on the future of the dairy industry.

The next day, Daniel Burrus, one of the world’s most recognized business gurus, will offer insights on the future of the dairy industry, followed by two top Coca-Cola executives discussing new Coke ventures in the dairy category. The lunch speaker on the 29th is Charlotte Jones Anderson, executive vice president and chief brand officer for the Dallas Cowboys. The meeting will conclude with a reception and banquet featuring both the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and Big City Outlaws, the hottest country rock party band in Texas.

In between major events there are board meetings, a dairy bar, networking and sightseeing opportunities, and the chance to win some fabulous prizes in the annual raffle raising money for NMPF’s National Dairy Leadership Scholarship Program. It adds up to a power-packed program that offers something for everyone.

Rooms at the Gaylord Texan are sold out right now, but you can still register to attend the annual meeting. Nearby hotels have some space and more rooms could become available at the Gaylord Texan. Also, you can register for the annual meeting up to the last minute. NMPF’s website has the latest registration and hotel information.