June 29-30 – Appleton, Wisconsin, USA

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About the Conference

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 animal well-being through major presentations, short courses (workshops) and farm tours.


Who should attend? The program is targeted toward mastitis/milk quality specialists, dairy producers and their employees, veterinarians, researchers, extension specialists and students who have an interest in high quality milk production.


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.


Short courses:  The conference starts off with eight specialized short courses (workshops) on Wednesday, June 29. One short course will be held on a working dairy operation and one short course will be taught in Spanish. NMC short courses provide a smaller group setting for participants, offering the opportunity to interact directly with the instructors and other short course registrants. Individuals are encouraged to bring questions, experiences and potential challenges they may have encountered. The courses are designed to be two-way, interactive learning sessions.


Farm tour: An all-day tour featuring three local dairy farms will be held on Wednesday, June 29. The cost is $95 and includes lunch.


Reception/baseball game: Enjoy some camaraderie with fellow milk quality enthusiasts at Fox Cities Stadium as the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers take on the Clinton LumberKings.  The Wednesday evening (June 29) informal gathering, which costs $25 per person, includes the baseball game, souvenir cap or t-shirt, dinner and drinks in a private area, and transportation.  All registrants and their guests are welcome to attend.


General session: Five speakers and a panel discussion will be featured during the general session on Thursday, June 30. The topics will include useful information to take to the farm or put into practice. The program will run 9 am-4 pm.


Registration: The discounted pre-registration fee for the general session is $95. The short courses and farm tour require an additional fee and have limited enrollment. The pre-registration deadline is June 21. After June 21, registrations will only be accepted at the meeting. The on-site registration fee is $120. Please note that the short courses and farm tour may fill up before the deadline. Early registration is recommended!