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Dairy Facts 2016

Milk Procurement Workshop 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

1. When will the Milk Procurement Workshop be held?
IDFA’s Milk Procurement Workshop will be held Tuesday, December 12, through Wednesday, December 13, 2017.

2. Why should I attend the Milk Procurement Workshop?
IDFA’s Milk Procurement Workshop is an annual event 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 fundamental knowledge of all regulatory pricing mechanisms and will 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 makers, 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?
The Milk Procurement Workshop will be held at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel. IDFA has a special room rate of $169 plus tax per night.

Sheraton Charlotte Hotel
555 South McDowell Street
Charlotte, NC  28204
Phone: (704) 372-4100
Hotel Website

6. What is the schedule for the Milk Procurement Workshop?
The agenda, with the program and activities schedule, is available online. Please note that the program schedule is subject to change.

7. How do I register for the Milk Procurement Workshop?
The fastest and easiest way to register is online. You may also email your registration form to, fax it to (202) 331-7820 or mail it to IDFA Registrar, 1250 H Street NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20005.

8. What is the registration fee?
The Milk Procurement Workshop registration fee is based on membership. If you are a member, the registration fee is $1,025; if you are not a member, the fee is $1,225. If you have questions about membership, email

9. 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.

10. Will I receive a confirmation of my registration?
Yes, you will receive a confirmation of your registration via email. It will contain detailed information about this year’s Milk Procurement Workshop.

11. 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 December 4, 2017. All cancellations must be received in writing. Substitutions may be made without penalty.

12. I am a member of the news media. Do you have press registration?
Yes, the registration fee for members of the media is $350.

13. What is the dress code?
Business casual attire is highly recommended. Average temperatures in Charlotte in December are 53°F high and 32°F low.

14. My question is not here! Whom should I contact?
If you have any further questions about the Milk Procurement Workshop, please contact the IDFA meetings team at