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2023 ODI Conference Agenda

April 18-19, 2023

Salem Convention Center
200 Commercial St SE
Salem, OR 97301

Tuesday, April 18

Session Chair: Ron Coffey

8:30     Door Prizes, Welcome & Opening Remarks: Ron Coffey, ODI President

8:35     Dairy regulatory update - FDA Dual Grade Inspections, Somatic Cell Count Rule Amendments, other (Karel Smit, Oregon Department of Agriculture)

9:00     Lightening your frozen desserts with alternative sweeteners (Sarah Masoni, Oregon State University, Zeynep Atamer, Oregon State University, Dr. Zeynep Atamer, Oregon State University)

9:25     Microbiological trouble shooting in the manufacturing environment (Dr. Joy Waite-Cusic, Oregon State University)

9:50     Overcoming consumer biases when selling specialty cheeses on-line (Sara Maruyama, Tillamook County Creamery Association)

10:05  Break

10:25 Session Chair: Anna Ku

10:30   Panel on pre-college engagement (Jessica Jansen, Oregon Dairy Women & Oregon Ag in the Classroom; Dr. Susan Rowe, Oregon State University Precollege, Leann Krainick, Krainick Dairy, Enumclaw, WA)

11:05   Dairy students entering the industry (Oregon State University scholarship recipients)

11:20   Continuing education opportunities – Online Dairy Certificates (Sheri Cole, Oregon State University)

11:35   BUILD Dairy update (Eric Bastian, Dairy West)

12:00 Lunch

Session Chair: Anne Goetze

1:30    Door prize

1:35    Dairy Entrepreneurs panel (Todd Koch, TMK Creamery (OR); Mark Van Dam, Rising Sun Dairy (OR); Janice Baginski, Cow Path Artisan Bakery and Creamery (WA))

2:05    The dairy supply chain - 2024 and beyond (Hill Pratt, Dairy.com)

2:40    Why invest in packaging innovation and recycling? (Bob Carroll, California Milk Advisory Board)

3:10    Break 

Session chair: Chris Haines

3:30   Pathway to Purchase - eCommerce, social media, consumer engagement (Beau Hayden, Dairy Management Inc)

4:10   Putting the strategy back into food product design (Dave Lundahl, InsightsNow)

4:50   Drawing & adjourn


Wednesday, April 19 

8:30     Door prize      

8:35     Session Chair: Melanie Oeck

8:40     Student researchers (Oregon State University, Fresno State University

9:40     Pacific Coast Coalition (Veronique Lagrange, California Milk Advisory Board, and Dr. Carmen Licon, Fresno State University)

10:05   Break

10:25   Dairy research and program capabilities (Dr. Prateek Sharma, Utah State University)

11:05   Oregon State University updates, including introducing new OSU dairy faculty and pilot plant updates (Lisbeth Goddik, Oregon State University)

11:30   Lunch

12:00   ODI Business Meeting

1:00     Session Chair: Amy Spence

1:05     Keynote speaker: Oregon Trail (Erick Garman, Oregon Department of Agriculture; Heather Arndt Anderson, Tami Parr)

1:45     Oregon Dairy Story: Umpqua Dairy

2:15   Annual ODI Awards Program (Ron Coffey, ODI President & Oregon Dairy Princess)

2:55     Closing remarks (Lisbeth Goddik / Amy Spence)

3:00     2023 ODI Elliker Cheese Tray

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