The Northeast Dairy Foods Association Inc., Syracuse, N.Y., and the Pennsylvania Association of Milk Dealers, Harrisburg, Pa., are set to host their 23rd annual Northeast Dairy Convention, Aug. 22-23 at the Equinox Hotel in Manchester, Vt. More than 125 dairy executives and representatives from throughout the Northeast are projected to attend.  

Attendees are also invited to tour the Abraham Lincoln family home, Hildene Estate, and enter the shotgun-style golf tournament to register to win $10,000 in the hole-in-one contest, Aug. 22 at 1 p.m. The convention will also include an awards banquet presentation on Aug. 22 at 7 p.m.         

Speaker sessions are scheduled every morning, covering topics such as:

Food Safety Modernization Act, Are Recalls in Your Future?
Allen R. Sayler, vice president, food safety, technology and regulatory solutions, Randolph Associates, and contributing columnist forDairy Foods magazine.

Making Carton Recycling Opportunities Happen
Jeff Fielkow, Carton Council

Delivery, Depots & Distributors
Carl D. Herbein, president, Herbein + Co.:  

Water, Whey Waste Management for Plants
Gordon Carter, industrial sales manager, Norit X-Flow

Hydrofracking, the Myths and Truths
Kenneth A. Smith, executive director, Cornell Cooperative Extension.

Panel Discussion: Foundation For The Future (FFTF)
Moderator: Wendy Yoviene, Esq. Ober Kayler Law Firm
Panelists include John Kaneb, CEO, HP Hood, LLC; Robert Wellington, senior vice president and economist, Agri-Mark Cooperative, Inc.   

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