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Dairy Con 2020

Thursday, August 13th via Zoom from 9:30am to 12:30pm

Given the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and uncertainties regarding the ability to conduct large gathers, we have decided to transition this year’s convention from its traditional on-site event to a free half-day webinar-based presentation. 

Speaker Lineup

CHRISTOPHER WOLF
 Professor
Cornell University 

Economics, Dairy Markets and Policy


Learn how the latest policies and economics pertaining to dairy markets impact your operation from Christopher Wolf, Ph.D., a professor at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University. From 1997-2019, Wolf was a professor with the Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics at Michigan State University. His expertise includes farm
and business management, dairy markets and policy,

JEFF KNAUSS
 CEO and Co-founder
Digital Hyve

Branding, Enhancing ROI and Digital Marketing

During this time of great change, it’s never been more important to leverage your branding and digital marketing know-how in order to keep your company at the forefront. Learn from the best, as Jeff Knauss shares his extensive background in public relations and marketing as CEO and co-founder of Digital Hyve, a full-serve digital marketing agency in Syracuse and Rochester, New York. In 2018, Digital Hyve was named the fifth fastest growing marketing and advertising firm in the nation. 

 MICHAEL DURANT
President and CEO
Food Industry Alliance of NY

Challenges, Changes and the Future of Retail

Where is retail headed, and what do you need to know to help dairy stay ahead of the curve? Michael Durant will share his vast knowledge of retail as president and CEO of the Food Alliance of New York. Since 2018, Durant has been leading the organization as the premier voice for the grocery industry, while coordinating public policy, communications and trade relations efforts. Prior to joining FIA, Durant was state director for the National Federal of Independent Businesses, worked in the New York State Legislature and served in a variety of roles under former New York State Gov. George Pataki.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Speaker Session Sponsor – 3 available @ $100 each

Includes a 30-second description provided by your company and your logo prominently displayed throughout the speaker’s presentation for 50 minutes.

Supplier Presentation Opportunity – 2 available @ $150 each

Limited to a 5 minute presentation from your company on a topic, product, service or concept that benefits the dairy processing and manufacturing industry.  This is not to be a solicitation.