Interactive Event Calendar
Dairy Industry Orientation Webinar Series
November 29-December 6, 2012 @ 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern time
The $110-billion U.S. dairy industry is complex, with dynamic trends in consumer preferences, farm production, product manufacturing, and government regulations. If you're trying to get a better handle on what makes dairy tick, you'll want to attend this three-part Dairy Industry Orientation webinar with seasoned instructor Bob Yonkers, Ph.D., IDFA vice president and chief economist.
November 29, 2012
Dairy Industry Trends
Learn what's happening in today's complex and ever-changing dairy foods market. In this session, you'll receive a broad overview of recent trends in the dairy industry, beginning at the farm level and moving through processing, sales and consumption, US dairy product imports and exports and prices at all levels of the supply chain.
December 4, 2012
Introduction to Dairy Policies and Regulatory Programs
Dairy farms and processing plants must meet many stringent regulations, so "the basics" in this industry are far from basic. This session is designed to be a primer on federal and state regulations that govern this industry, as well as a review of US international trade policy commitments.
How Milk Flows from Farm to Consumer
An overview of how milk flows from the farm to the end user which specifically points out where the various federal, state and international dairy policies and regulations play a part.
December 6, 2012
A Closer Look at Milk Price Regulation
A closer look at how the government regulates farm milk prices under federal and state milk marketing orders, including product price formulas, classified pricing and class prices, pooling of receipts and uniform or blend prices paid to dairy producers.
Information Sources for the Dairy Marketing and Policy Analyst
There are a variety of dairy industry resources for data and market analysis that every dairy industry professional should be aware of and know how to access.
1. When is the Dairy Industry Orientation Webinar Series being held?
The series will be held Thursday, November 29, 2012, Tuesday, December 4, 2012, and Thursday, December 6, 2012, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time.
2. What is an IDFA Webinar Series?
An IDFA Webinar Series is a series of short seminars conducted via conference call and online presentation. You'll listen to the presenter via the call, while viewing the slides online. Our presenter will be able to highlight important points and answer questions via the Internet. These seminars will be offered in a series format covering three sessions over two weeks.
This series will run for three, two-hour sessions. Registration for the Webinar Series provides you access to all three sessions.
The seminars are delivered over the telephone for reliable and clear sound quality. PowerPoint presentations will be accessed online during the seminars. All slides from the presentations can be easily downloaded for future reference. The question-and-answer session provides an opportunity for you to ask questions as well as hear questions relating to issues that you may be currently facing or facing in the future.
3. Who participates in the Dairy Industry Orientation Webinar Series?
All dairy professionals who are new to the industry or who want to expand their knowledge of the industry, including professionals in sales and marketing, legislative affairs, procurement, research and development, and plant operations.
5. What is the schedule for the Dairy Industry Orientation Webinar Series?
The agenda with program and activities schedule is available online. Please note that the program schedule is subject to change.
6. What if I have technical difficulties trying to log on to the webinar or during the webinar?
If you are having technical difficulties the day of the webinar, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for immediate assistance.
7. How do I register for the Dairy Industry Orientation Webinar Series?
The fastest and easiest way to register is online.
You may also email your registration to email@example.com, fax it to (202) 331-7820 or mail it to: IDFA Registrar, 1250 H St, NW, Suite 900, Washington, D.C. 20005.
8. What is the registration fee?
The Dairy Industry Orientation Webinar Series registration fee is based on membership. If you are a member, the registration fee is $495, and if you are not a member, the fee is $595. If you have questions about membership, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. What does my registration fee include?
Your registration fee includes participation in the webinar series and access to the webinar slides on all three days.
10. Will I receive a confirmation of my registration?
Yes, you will receive a confirmation for your registration via email. It will contain detailed information about this year's Dairy Industry Orientation Webinar Series.
11. What is the registration cancellation/refund policy?
Full refunds will be granted for written cancellations received up to three weeks before the webinar. Cancellations received by November 22, 2012 will be eligible for a 50 percent refund. No refunds will be granted after November 22, 2012. All cancellations must be received in writing. Substitutions may be made without penalty.
12. My question is not here! Who should I contact?
If you have any further questions about the Dairy Industry Orientation Webinar Series, please contact Maria Velasco, meetings assistant, at (202) 220-3524 or email@example.com
Registration for this webinar series has closed. For more information on purchasing webinar materials or future trainings, please contact our meetings team at 202-220-3557.