ELSIE, Mich. — The 10th annual Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference will take place Feb. 9-11 at the Soaring Eagle Resort, Casino and Conference Center in Mount Pleasant.
Dairy producers can learn about making facility improvements, increasing service rates and determining how developing mentoring and training programs can benefit the bottom line on a dairy operation.
Attendees will hear from United Dairy Industry of Michigan dietitians, school food service directors and former Detroit Lions defensive tackle and pro bowler Luther Ellis in addition to specialists and professors in the dairy field.
Other conference activities include the seventh annual Great Lakes Commercial Heifer Extravaganza Sale, an industry trade show, the sixth annual dairy industry recognition night banquet and introduction of the 2012 Michigan Dairy Ambassador Scholarship and Leadership Program recipients.
Individual (adult), student and farm registration options are available. Registrations received before Jan. 20 will receive a $50 discount. Online registration closes Jan. 27 at midnight. On-site registrations are subject to availability.
Visit www.glrdc.msu.edu for the complete conference schedule or to register online. Participants can also register by phone by calling Michigan State University agriculture and natural resources events coordinator Megghan Honke at 517-353-3175.
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