State dairy association plans meeting Nov. 29 in Westminster

November 18, 2001

The Maryland Dairy Industry Association will hold its annual meeting Nov. 29 at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers in Westminster.

Association officials will outline a dairy production management plan designed to assure dairy producers of "Thriving in 2002 and Beyond," the theme of the meeting.

Dairy veterinarian Dr. Jerome K. Harness will present the keynote address about guidelines for increasing economic returns in the modern dairy operation.

Seminars will include a farm labor management plan, a farm investment management guide, a reproduction plan and timetable, and bio-security measures to protect and maintain herd health. The association's dairy experts will present a panel discussion about practical dairy management.

A "Data-Mining" seminar will be held at 8 a.m. at the Carroll Community College annex. Participants will learn about PC Dart management software.

Exhibits, dairy reports, and the election of directors and officers also will be included.

Registration for association members is $40 in advance or $50 at the door. Relatives of association members and farmstead workers can attend for $30. The cost for nonmembers is $50 in advance or $60 at the door. Those joining on site can register for the member rate. The "Data-Mining" preconference seminar is $10.

Information: 202-293-0476.

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