Dairy Farmers’ Appreciation Banquet

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The Vermont Dairy Industry Association, in cooperation with the Vermont Farm Show and Vermont Agency of Agriculture , invites you to the

Dairy Farmers’ Appreciation Banquet

Thursday, January 30,2014

Champlain Valley Exposition

Vermont’s Highest-Quality-Milk award winners, Finley Award recipient, and Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year will be recognized at this mid-day celebration. 

 Tickets are $10 each and can be reserved in advance by contacting Alan Curler at 802.498.5711 or lilotter@gmavt.net.  A number of tickets will be available for sale at the Farm Show.  Payment at the door accepted by cash or check only. 

Doors open at 11:30 am.  Program starts promptly at noon.  Buffet dinner is provided. 

 On behalf of the Board of VDIA, I look forward to seeing you there! 


VDIA/VFD Fall Conference

2013 VDIA VFD Conference Brochure (click here)

VDIA Conference Registration Form (click here)

The 2013 Fall Conference and Annual Meetings of the Vermont Dairy Industry Association and Vermont Feed Dealers has a new location! The conference is being held at The Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa, 1746 Mountain Road, Stowe, Vt. The VDIA has a full-day program planned for the 10th and the Feed Dealers’ program runs through lunch on the 11th. A formal banquet and program are planned for the evening of the 10th.

This year’s conference features two top notch speakers on the subject of advocating for agriculture (agvocacy, if you will). Michele Payn-Knoper leads off with Celebrating Ag and Trent Loos presents the evening banquet keynote on the 10th. Trent returns during the program on the 11th. The first 60 individuals to register for the conference through VDIA receive a free copy of Ms. Payn-Knoper’s recent book, “No More Food Fights!”

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Michele Payn-Knoper, professional agvocate and author of “No More Food Fights”

The Vermont Dairy Farm of the Year and Tupper Award will be presented mid-day on September 10th. The conference leads off VDIA’s annual activities, which include hosting the Dairy Farmers’ Banquet at the Vermont Farm Show and supporting student scholarships and dairy awards.