Meeting Overview

"A forum focused on improving milk quality"

The goal of the NMC Regional Meeting is to provide a forum for delivering and sharing information about udder health, mastitis control, milking management, milk quality and milk safety.

Who Should Attend?
The program is targeted towards mastitis/milk quality specialists, dairy producers, veterinarians, researchers, extension specialists, students and everyone with an interest in the production of high quality milk!

Why Should You Attend?
The program will provide information and skills necessary to strengthen milk quality programs and increase dairy profitability. The conference also provides an excellent opportunity to network with individuals who share the common interest of quality milk production.

Meeting Format and Schedule
The two-day conference starts off with specialized short courses (workshops) on Tuesday, July 23. The short courses provide a smaller group setting for the participants (generally 20 - 40 people), offering the opportunity to interact directly with the instructor and other registrants in the course. Individuals are encouraged to bring questions, experiences, and potential problems they may have encountered. The courses are designed to be two-way, interactive learning sessions. Since the courses have limited enrollment, it is important to register early to ensure a spot in the course. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

Also on the Tuesday agenda is a luncheon tour of the IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. headquarters and manufacturing facilities. An informal reception is planned for Tuesday evening.

The main program (general sessions) will be held Wednesday, July 24. The general sessions includes eight speakers covering a range of topics that will provide useful information to take to the farm or put into practice. The program will run from 9:15 am to 4:00 pm. There is no registration limit for the general session, and registration will be accepted at the meeting.

Registration
The discounted pre-registration fee for the general session is $75. The short courses require an additional fee ($50) and have limited enrollment. The pre-registration deadline is Tuesday, July 16. Registration will also be accepted on-site at the meeting, however please note that the short courses may fill up before the deadline.

Hotel Reservations
Reservations should be made directly with the DoubleTree Hotel [details].

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