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Two Classic IDFA Courses Move to the Fall

Sep 07, 2016

IDFA has moved its classic courses, the Milk Procurement Workshop and the Dairy Accounting and Finance Workshop, to the fall, and they will no longer be available in spring. This year they will be held November 16-17 in Rosemont, Ill.

 “The workshops are longtime industry favorites; each has been attended by dairy professionals for over 20 years,” said Bob Yonkers, Ph.D., IDFA vice president and chief economist. “Because this is the first time in their long history to be scheduled in the fall, I encourage all companies to mark their calendars to not miss out.”

 Led by industry and subject matter experts, these workshops will offer a straightforward look at several dairy fundamentals, allowing new employees to develop the skills they need and seasoned professionals to further hone their skills.

 Milk Procurement Workshop

The Milk Procurement Workshop provides a hands-on overview of milk price regulations for dairy industry professionals who need to know how dairy’s complicated regulations affect their business. 

The course will be taught by Yonkers, a nationally recognized milk-pricing expert who analyzes the economic impacts of marketing conditions, government regulations and alternative policies on U.S. and international dairy for IDFA. He will offer his insight and experience during the workshop, providing 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.

Dairy Accounting and Finance Workshop

Presented by Herbein + Company, Inc., a professional services firm, the Dairy Accounting and Finance Workshop will help dairy accountants and financial managers learn strategies and skills to enhance their understanding of corporate financial functions and increase the profitability of their companies.

Efficiency, strategy and skill will be the focus of every session. Carl Herbein, president and CEO of Herbein + Company, and Ronald Mong, CPA and senior manager, will cover the ins and outs of milk pricing, tax credits, cost segregation, federal and state milk reports, cost centers, measuring plant efficiency and more.

Sixteen hours of Accounting and Auditing Continuing Professional Education Credit (CPE) will be awarded with the completion of this workshop.

Registration is now open for the Milk Procurement Workshop and the Dairy Accounting and Finance Workshop, November 16-17, 2016, in Rosemont, Ill.

For more information, contact Maria Velasco, IDFA meetings coordinator and registrar, at

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