2022 Dairy Financial and Risk Management Conference: “Adjusting the Lens”

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel

4650 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111

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Center for Dairy Excellence

The future of dairy may look blurry, but all we have to do is bring our lens into focus. At the 13th annual Dairy Financial & Risk Management Conference, learn how you and your dairy clients can create a clear vision for future profitability. Hear from a wide range of speakers, including panels of dairy producers, who will share what their lens looks like – including everyday costs we can control at the farm level, key performance indicators for Pennsylvania dairy production, and a deep dive of dairy markets and economic forces. Join us on Wednesday, September 14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be offered both in-person and virtually.

The full agenda and speakers will be announced soon, but here is an overview of conference topics: 

  • A Dairy Market Snapshot: 2022 Highlights and 2023 Market Forces – Speaker to be announced. Milk prices might look good for 2022, but how soon are they going to fall? This session will provide a snapshot of 2022 dairy markets and analyze future market forces that will affect the dairy economy heading into 2023.
  • A Farm-Level View: Producer Panel Discussion – Panelists to be announced. Several dairy producer panelists will share what their lens looks like and how they are leveraging grants and resources, including consultants and profit teams, to forge a clear path for future profitability.
  • PA Performance Indicators: Where Do We Stand? – Panelists to be announced. Pennsylvania dairy producers have their own unique goals, but comparing their performance to their peers across the state can help drive efficiency and success. This session will discuss key performance indicators across Pennsylvania dairy operations.
  • Foraging for Profits: Crop Production Costs and Feeding Management Decisions – Tim Beck and Rainey Rosemond from Penn State Extension. On most dairy farms, feed and forage costs can ultimately dictate production costs and on-farm profitability. This session will not only dissect feed and forage costs, but offer strategies for using them to improve a farm’s bottom line.

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