Train-the-Trainer Meetings

These meetings are not oriented toward producers themselves, but rather toward those who will work with producers to help them understand the Margin Protection Program for Dairy. At these meetings, attendees will learn about the program and the implementation rules, use the online decision tool to consider individual program strategies, and be introduced to PowerPoint files and other materials to hold educational meetings of their own. It is not necessary, but we encourage participants to bring their own laptop computer to use during the training session.

Please look over the agenda below and the possible locations. You are responsible for your own travel and room arrangements. There will be a $50 charge to cover lunch and refreshments at each location. Due to popular demand (and procrastination) you can register for the programs up to the day before the program. However, we do need to let the hotel know a meal count. Please register prior to the meeting. Thanks.

You can download a more detailed agenda here.


Check-In and Registeration
Welcome and Introduction
How does the MPP-Dairy Work
Milk, Feed, and MPP Margin Price Forecasting
Operation and Use of the Decision Tool
Other Dairy Farm Risk Management Solutions
Key Financial Factors to Consider When Making Decisions for Your Farm
Heads Up and Hands On
Group Reports
Final Words and Adjourn

Meeting Locations

Sept 9
Syracuse, NY
DoubleTree—6301 State Route 298, East Syracuse, NY

Sept 10
Atlanta, GA
Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Airport / Millenium Center—2301 Sullivan Road, College Park, GA

Sept 11
Chicago, IL
Four Point Sheraton O'Hare—10249 West Irving Park Road, Schiller Park, IL

Sept 12
Denver, CO
Crowne Plaza Denver International Airport—15500 East 40th Avenue, Denver, CO

Sept 13
Fresno, CA
Holiday Inn Airport—5090 East Clinton Way, Fresno, CA

This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, under Agreement No. 58-0510-4-002 N.