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Dairy Day at the Capitol - Wednesday, March 5, 2014


Dairy Day at the Capitol is coordinated by Minnesota Milk Producers Association and Cooperative Network.  The Meet and Greet Reception is co-partnered with Minnesota Agri-Growth Council.



Tentative Agenda

Go to the Welcome Center  when you arrive for a detailed agenda. 

Time Event Location
 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Welcome Center Open
Everyone is welcome to leave their coats in this room when they arrive; however they will not be secure after 4:30 p.m.
8:15 - 9:45 a.m.
House Ag Policy Committee Hearing
Members of Minnesota Milk will be testifying. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Hearing Room 5 - State Office Building
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Welcome and Legislative Briefing
Lead by Kevin Walli, Minnesota Milk’s Lobbyist from Fryberger Law.
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Legislative Meetings
A detailed list of all scheduled meetings, including locations, will be provided at the Welcome Center.
Capitol & State Office Building
TBD Meeting with Governor Mark Dayton
A picture will be taken with the Governor followed by a brief question and answer session.
Room 130 - Capitol
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch
Free box lunch will be available compliments of Minnesota Milk and Cooperatie Network.  Pre-registration is encouraged.
12:00 - 2:30 p.m. Senate Environment, Economic Development & Ag Finance Committee Hearing
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Room 107 - State Office Building
3:00 - 5:30 p.m. Senate Jobs, Ag and Rural Development Committee Hearing
Members of Minnesota Milk will testifying. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Room 112 - State Office Building
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Meet and Greet Reception
Exclusive event for members of Minnesota Milk and Cooperative Network to join with Minnesota Agri-Growth Council to network with legislators and other industry stakeholders to discuss issues affecting the dairy industry in the 2014 Legislative Session.
317 on Rice Park (317 Washington Street - St. Paul, MN 55102)


What to Expect

  • Friendly face-to-face conversations with legislators who can make a real impact to your business.
  • A well-coordinated day with a variety of opportunities to partner with other members of the dairy industry.
  • Information to help you talk about the issues.


 2014 Legislative Priorities

  • Competitive Overtime Pay Policy
  • Competitive Sales Tax Policy
  • Environmental Compliance, Permitting and Environmental Review
  • Dairy Research, Teaching and Consumer Education Center

A basic 1-page handout can be viewed here.  To view an in-depth look at our priorities and resolutions, visit our State Government webpage.

Free Charter Bus Transportation

To make it easier for some of you to attend, we have coordinated free charter bus transportation from the following locations.  If interested, please register by Monday, March 3 online or by contacting Minnesota Milk (763-355-9697).

Central Minnesota Bus  Address  Notes Depart Return
Dairyland Supply 40563 State Highway 28 -- Sauk Centre, MN 56378   7:15 a.m. 9:10 p.m.
Minnesota Select Sires 6601 Gregory Park Rd -- St. Cloud, MN 56301 Please park in the back lot. 8:15 a.m. 8:20 p.m.
Southeastern Minnesota Bus  Address  Notes Depart Return
AgStar Financial Services 7540 Airport View Rd -- Rochester, MN 55903 Please park north or northwest of the building. 7:30 a.m. 8:45 p.m.
Dairy Farmers of America 1313 North Star Drive -- Zumbrota, MN 55992 Please park in the southern part of the lot. 8:15 a.m. 8:00 p.m.



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