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Heart of American Dairy Expo Next Month in Springfield



The new Heart of America Dairy Expo and trade show will feature two nationally known dairy speakers in Dr. Scott Brown of the University of Missouri and Dana Brooks of the National Milk Producers Association.

The Expo and trade show, scheduled for January 25-26, 2013, will be held at the Ramada Oasis Hotel and Convention Center in Springfield, Missouri. It is open to all dairy farmers and allied industry.

"Dr. Brown will be on the program twice with an early bird seminar the night before the Expo on January 24 discussing "Ways to Reduce Risk for Dairy Farmers" followed by a "Market Outlook--What's in the Cards for Dairy" during Friday's luncheon," says Dave Drennan, Expo Manager.

Brown has worked with the U.S. Congress over the past two decades in determining the quantitative effects of changes in dairy and livestock policies and has testified regarding dairy and livestock policy issues before House and Senate Agriculture committees.

Also appearing on Friday will be Dana Brooks, Senior Vice President of Government Relations for the National Milk Producers Association (NMPF) in Washington DC. Brooks will cover "Dairy Policy--Where Do We Go From Here?"

Friday's program will also include Rick Short of Central Life Sciences presenting "Heifer Mastitis-Economics, Prevention, Treatment" along with topics by industry speakers from Alltech and Novartis Animal Health.

"Missouri's dairy breed organizations will hold their annual meetings and board meetings on Saturday, January 26.

Attendees can register online at www.heartofamericadairy.org.

For hotel reservations, call 888/532-4338 and ask for the special rate for the Heart of America Dairy Expo room block. 

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