Interactive Event Calendar
Milk Procurement Workshop
March 20-21, 2013
Intercontinental O'Hare | Rosemont, IL
Offered only once a year, IDFA's Milk Procurement Workshop provides an overview of dairy industry trends, policy and pricing basics with a focus on understanding milk price regulation, including how farm milk is priced both inside and outside the Federal Milk Marketing Order System.
Milk processors, cheese makers, frozen dessert marketers, butter manufacturers, nonfat dry milk manufacturers and other dairy industry professionals are welcome to attend this information-packed workshop at the InterContinental O'Hare in Rosemont, Ill.
Day One: Dairy 101 for Processors
Wednesday, March 20
|8:00 - 9:00 a.m.||
Registration and Continental Breakfast
|9:00 - 10:30 a.m.||
Dairy Industry Overview
|10:30 a.m. - Noon||
Introduction to Federal Dairy Policies
|Noon - 1:00 p.m.||
|1:00 - 5:00 p.m.||
Pricing Milk under Federal Orders
Day Two: Advanced Milk Pricing & Procurement
Thursday, March 21
|7:30 - 8:00 a.m.||
Registration & Continental Breakfast
|8:00 - 11:00 a.m.||
Pricing Milk under Federal Orders (continued)
|11:00 a.m. - Noon||
Pricing Milk Outside of Federal Orders
|Noon - 1:00 p.m.||
|1:00 - 3:00 p.m.||
Introduction to Dairy Risk Management Concepts
|3:00 - 3:30 p.m.||
The 2013 Milk Procurement Workshop will be held at the InterContinental O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill. Conveniently located, The InterContinental O'Hare is just minutes from O'Hare International Airport. The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service that departs from the hotel. Additionally, it is only blocks from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont Theatre, and the Blue Line "EL" trains providing service to downtown Chicago.
The deadline to secure a room was February 25th, 2013.
5300 N. River Rd
Rosemont, Ill., 60018
Phone: (847) 544-5300
The ICe Bar is the ideal venue to meet with friends before the live musical entertainment begins in the Montrose Room. Featuring a unique martini selection, the “ICetini” served in a glass made completely out of ice is a must-try. The ICe Bar has been named by Chicago's Time Out Magazine as one the 50 best new bars in the Chicago area.
McCormick and Schmicks
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant takes the meaning of fresh seafood to new heights. The menu changes daily with more than 30 selections to choose from. Enjoy Alaskan Halibut for lunch and Northwest Salmon at dinner. The “cocktail chefs” mix every drink by hand (no blenders). A selection of single malt whiskeys and bourbons is also available.
Services: Lunch & Dinner
Services and Amenities
- Complimentary Transportation to and from O'Hare International Airport.
- Handicap Accessible
- Business Center Services Available
- High Speed Internet Access Available
- Health and Fitness Center onsite, open 24 hours.
- Safe Deposit Boxes At Front Desk And In Rooms
Recreation and Area Attractions
- Donald E Stephens Convention Center
- Rosemont Theatre
- Catherine Chevalier Woods
- Jogging and Biking Paths
Getting to Rosemont
*Average temperatures in Rosemont in March are 47°F high/31°F low.
Getting There By Air
Rosemont is served by the O'Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway Airport. We are pleased to announce that American, Delta, and United Airlines are our official partners for the IDFA Milk Procurement Workshop.
IDFA has partnered with American Airlines to provide our attendees a 5 percent discount for the 2013 Milk Procurement Workshop in Rosemont, Illinois. The valid travel dates for this discount are March 17 - 24, 2013. You can easily access American's fares and apply this discount by going to www.aa.com to book your flight. Place Promotion Code 4933DK in the promotion code box and your discount will be calculated automatically. This special discount is valid off any applicable published fares listed for American Airlines, American Eagle, and American Connection. International originating guests will need to contact your local reservation number and refer to the Promotion Code.
You may also call (800) 433-1790 to book your flights, please refer to promotion code 4933DK when you call. Please note there is a reservation service charge for all tickets issued by phone. Please use our preferred partner, American Airlines when you can because of the benefits provided to you as a traveler and to IDFA for extended partner value.
Promotion Code: 4933DK
Delta is pleased to offer discounted airfares. Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com. When booking online, select Meeting Event Code and enter NMF2T in the box provided on the Search Flight page. Reservations may also be made by calling our Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 800-328-1111, Monday – Friday 7am-7pm CDT. Provide Meeting Event Code NMF2T. Please note that a direct ticketing fee will apply for booking by phone.
United Airlines offer discounts off published fares of 2 to 10 percent. Valid travel dates are March 17-24, 2012. Book your reservations online at www.united.com for maximum savings and receive an additional 3 percent discount off the published fares. Click on www.united.com, choose your flight times and access your meeting discount by inserting ZNVD930444 in the offer code box. Or you may call your travel professional or United Meetings at (800) 426-1122 ($25 service fee). Refer to Z Code ZNVD and Agreement Code 930444.
Getting to the InterContinental O'Hare
InterContinental O’Hare Shuttle:
Overnight shuttle runs every 30 minutes on the hour from hotel, from 11PM to 6AM. 6AM onwards every 20 minutes on the hour from hotel.
Overnight shuttle runs every 30 minutes on the hour from hotel, from 11PM to 7AM. 7AM onwards every 20 minutes on the hour from hotel.
- The Bus/Shuttle Center is centrally located between Terminals 1, 2, and 3
- Once you reach the baggage claim area (lower level) there are overhead red signs "Bus/Shuttle Center ".
- Follow the direction which will lead you to the underground pedestrian walkway
- Take the elevator centers 3 & 4
- Select 1st level (P1 or Cubs button)
- At the Bus/Shuttle Center please wait between doors 1 and 2
- If you need to contact the hotel, please call 847-544-5300
From O'Hare Airport:
Follow signs to I-190; take River Road South exit; take left at first light; hotel is located 1.5 miles on right.
From points north:
Take I-294S, exit O'Hare (I90W); exit Mannheim Rd S.; proceed in right lane, re-enter E to Chicago, I-190; proceed 1 mile, exit River Rd S.; hotel is approximately 5 blocks on right.
From points south:
Take I-294 N, exit to O'Hare/River Road (I-190W); exit left after toll plaza to River Rd.; turn right at River Road; hotel is approximately 5 blocks on right.
From points east:
Take I-90 West/Kennedy Expressway; exit 43B toward O'Hare Int'l Airport; keep right to I-190 W via exit 78/I-294 S/Indiana; take the River Rd. exit 1; take S River Rd.; merge onto N River Rd.; hotel is approx 5 blocks on right
From points west:
Take I-90 E, exit toward I-190W/O'Hare/Rockfod/River Rd.; take the I-190 W/River Road exit towards O'Hare; take the River Rd exit on the left; right onto N River Rd.; hotel is approximately 5 blocks on the right.
1. When will the 2013 Milk Procurement Workshop be held?
IDFA's Milk Procurement Workshop will be held Wednesday, March 20 through Thursday, March 21, 2013.
2. Why should I attend the Milk Procurement Workshop?
IDFA's Milk Procurement Workshop is an annual event that is designed to provide an in-depth look at the structure of the dairy industry and how dairy pricing mechanisms work. This workshop will provide dairy industry professionals with a fundamental knowledge of all regulatory pricing mechanisms and show how these mechanisms affect company operations in today's marketplace.
3. Who attends the Milk Procurement Workshop?
The intended audience for the workshop includes milk processors, cheese makers, frozen dessert marketers, butter manufacturers, nonfat dry milk manufacturers and others working in the dairy industry.
4. Will there be exhibits?
No, there are no exhibits for this event.
5. Which hotel has been reserved? What is the rate?
The Milk Procurement Workshop will be held at the InterContinental O'Hare in Rosemont, IL. IDFA has a special room rate of $139 per night.
6. Can I make my hotel reservations now?
Yes, you can make your reservation online or by calling the hotel at (847) 544-5300 to reserve your room today. When calling, refer to IDFA's Milk Procurement Workshop to receive the special room rate.
7. What is the schedule for the Milk Procurement Workshop?
The agenda with program and activities schedule is available online. Please note that the program schedule is subject to change.
8. How do I register for the Milk Procurement Workshop?
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.
9. What is the registration fee?
The price of the Milk Procurement Workshop registration fee is based on membership. If you are a member, the registration fee is $895, and if you are not a member, the fee is $1,095. If you have questions about membership, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
10. What does my registration fee include?
Your registration fee includes two continental breakfasts, lunch both days, and coffee breaks. You will also receive conference materials with printed PowerPoint presentations from each of the sessions.
11. 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 Milk Procurement Workshop.
12. What is the registration cancellation/refund policy?
Full refunds will be granted for written cancellations received up to three weeks before the meeting. Cancellations received one to three weeks before the meeting will be eligible for a 50 percent refund. No registration refunds will be granted after March 13, 2013. All cancellations must be received in writing. Substitutions may be made without penalty.
13. I am a member of the news media, do you have press registration?
Yes. The registration fee for media is $350.
14. Are there any airfare discounts?
Yes. IDFA has partnered with various airlines to offer discounts to attendees. We are pleased to announce discounts with American, Delta, and United Airlines. Visit the travel and transportation section for more information.
15. What is the dress code?
Business casual attire is highly recommended. Average temperatures in Rosemont in March are 47°F high/31°F low.
16. My question is not here! Who should I contact?
If you have any further questions about the 2013 Milk Procurement Workshop, please contact the meetings assistant & registrar at (202) 220-3557 or email@example.com.
How to Register
- Register Online
- Download a Registration Form
- Email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax the form to (202) 331-7820
- Mail the form and check to IDFA, 1250 H St, NW, Ste. 900, Washington, DC 20005
For more information, contact Maria Velasco, IDFA meetings assistant at email@example.com.