If you’re in Missouri later this month you might want to attend the seventh annual Missouri Dairy Forum. The event is sponsored by Missouri Dairy Association, Missouri Holstein Association, Missouri Guernsey Breeders Association, Sho-Mo Dairy Heifer Growers Association, Missouri Brown Swiss Association and the Missouri Jersey Cattle Club. It will be held at The Resort at Port Arrowhead (formerly the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort) at Lake Ozark.
The Forum kicks off on Friday January 27 at 9:30 a.m. Speakers include Missouri Department of Natural Resources Director Doyle Childers and Dr. Tyler Bramble of Alltech with an “Industry Outlook for 2006”.
The Sho-Mo Dairy Heifer Growers Association will conduct their annual meeting at 2:15 p.m. followed by MHA committee meetings at 4:00 p.m. and MGBA committee meetings at 5:00 p.m. Both groups will have board meetings later in the evening.
On Saturday, January 28, the Forum resumes with the MHA and MGBA Annual Meetings in the morning. There is also a Youth Activity Room and Resort indoor pool available for families attending the Forum. The Saturday Awards Luncheon features the crowning of the Missouri Holstein Princess along with a fun auction of items furnished by the Missouri Holstein Districts.
The Forum trade show contains 15-20 allied industry exhibits with the latest developments in the dairy industry of interest to Missouri dairy producers and heifer raisers.
There is no registration fee. The Forum is open to all dairy producers and allied industry. But meal reservations for the Friday and Saturday luncheons must be made by calling one of the Dairy Breed Associations or MDA at 636/519-9300 before Wednesday, January 25. Hotel reservations may be made by calling The Resort at Port Arrowhead directly at 800/532-3575 and ask for the Forum room block.