Dairy summit to focus on sustainability

The summit will offer educational workshops, networking opportunities and cutting-edge technology.
Carol Ryan Dumas

Capital Press

Published on October 12, 2018 10:29AM

Leaders in California’s dairy industry will explore new ways to drive progress in environmental sustainability and develop new revenue streams at the inaugural California Dairy Sustainability Summit.

The summit is set for Nov. 27 and 28 at the Sacramento Convention Center.

It will provide the dairy industry with one-stop access to the information, technology, and services that can support their efforts to meet environmental standards and improve upon existing models for sustainable operations, organizers said in a press release.

The two-day event will showcase California’s innovative and sustainable dairy farm practices, while highlighting cost-effective ways to meet ongoing challenges. A key focus will be developing partnerships and strategies to further improve the economic sustainability of the state’s family dairy farms.

“In good times, and even now with difficult market conditions, our farmers continue to improve by supporting research and adopting new technologies,” Charles “Chuck” Ahlem, a dairy farmer in Hilmar and a board member for three of the hosting organizations, said.

The summit will help develop strong partnerships and solutions that are good for the environment and can help sustain family farms, he said.

The summit will include numerous educational workshops and provide an opportunity for farmers to see cutting-edge technology that can help them comply with methane emission challenges, water regulations and rising labor and energy costs.

Registration is $50 for dairy owners and employees, $150 for government and nonprofit participants and $400 for industry and trade associations.

For more information, visit: www.CADairySummit.com


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