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Save the Dates: 2024 Northeast Dairy Management Conference

March 6-7, 2024 Double Tree By Hilton in East Syracuse, NY

Embracing Opportunities for a Viable Future

For more than 3 decades, the Northeast Dairy Management Conference has brought together progressive dairy farmers from across the Northeast to engage and learn about the latest developments and topics in the dairy industry. The conference is presented as a collaboration between Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY and the Northeast Dairy Producers Association (NEDPA).  

This biennial conference is designed to help dairy farms increase productivity and adapt to change with personal and business-wide strategies. With dynamic and informative sessions, participants will gain insights into the challenges and opportunities facing the dairy industry and explore new ideas and strategies for success. The conference also provides the opportunity to connect with other innovative dairy producers and advisors, establishing a network for long-term success. Don’t miss out on this incredible event!

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June Dairy Month Ice Cream Social with NYS Ag and Markets and Industry Partners

Thank you to King Brothers Dairy for hosting!

NEDPA, along with our partners at Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance (NEAFA), New York Farm Bureau, Cornell CALS, and the NY Animal Agriculture Coalition joined NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Ball and his team at King Brothers Dairy in Schuylerville to discuss opportunities to strengthen the dairy industry through collaboration, communication and investments in education, workforce development, processing, and science-based research. With bountiful natural resources and the legacy of many successful family dairy farms, New York can be a leader in dairy for generations to come. We look forward to continued collaboration with our partners to ensure the viability of New York’s dairy industry.

Industry Leaders Honored at the 2022 Northeast Dairy Management Conference

2022 Richard Popp Memorial Leadership Award
John Noble of Noblehurst Farms

On day two of the NEDM Conference, NEDPA Director AJ Wormuth described the history of NEDPA’s Dick Popp Award and provided a heartfelt introduction of a mentor and 2022 recipient, John Noble of Noblehurst Farms.  

Thank you to Eileen Jensen of NYAAC for putting together a tribute video featuring family members Chris Noble, Sarah Noble-Moag, Rob Noble, mentees Tim Northrop and Jake Palladino, friends and fellow farmers Ron St. John and Sheldon Brown, NYS Ag and Markets Commissioner Richard Ball and Graduate School Dean Kathryn Boor of Cornell University.  CLICK HERE to view the tribute video

Congratulations, John! Thank you for your leadership in sustainability, innovation and for serving as a representative voice for the dairy industry on the CLCPA. 

Karl Czymmek Honored for Decades of Dedication to the New York Dairy Industry

 NEDPA, in partnership with PRO-DAIRY, recognized Karl Czymmek for two decades of leadership, research, and outreach on environmental sustainability and nutrient management work on behalf of NY’s dairy industry. Karl’s ability to work with farmers, researchers, and government agencies such as Ag & Markets and NYSDEC served as a valuable conduit to designing policy based on science and continuous improvement. Jon Greenwood provided a tribute to Karl’s leadership and Executive Director Tonya Van Slyke read on behalf of Meghan Hauser, who described Karl’s “brand” with these three words:

Communicate: Karl communicates effectively and meaningfully with people from all walks of life.

Collaborate: Karl’s respect for all people makes him a highly effective collaborator.

Committed: Karl believes in what he does. He has spent years throwing his heart and mind into thorny topics like nutrient management, air quality, the environment, water resources and many others, all on OUR behalf.

Thank you to the farmers, sponsors, dynamic speakers, agribusinesses, and our partners at Cornell PRO-DAIRY for a successful 2022 Northeast Dairy Management Conference!