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Dairy Day at the Capitol 2018
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What to Expect:

1. Friendly conversations with legislators and regulators making decisions that affect your business.

2. A well-coordinated day with opportunities to network, better your business, and learn about state government and policy.

3. No previous knowledge required—come willing to share what you know, or show up for the 9:30 a.m. “How to talk to legislators” session to learn about this year’s issues.


What we’re fighting for:

A.Refinancing and creative financing help to keep today’s dairy businesses moving forward and re-investing after a tumultuous few financial years.

B.Incentives and streamlining to increase processing capacity in Minnesota.

C.Ability to tap into Legacy funds to help farmers fix their own water problems.


How to get there:

Register (see bold above and left) and we will help with bus or rideshare transportation. Feel free to come for the whole day or just noon and beyond; we need you to share your story!


Activities include:

9:00 to 9:30 a.m. Welcome and Registration

Enjoy coffee, donuts and conversation with fellow dairy farmers, industry professionals, and legislators. We’ll also provide a “How to talk to legislators” session at 9:30 a.m.


9:30 to 4:30 p.m. Meetings with Legislators

Register ahead of time to ensure we have a time setup with your legislator! Call 763-355-9697 or visit to register (for free!).


10:15 a.m. /3:00 p.m. House/Senate Ag Committees

Hear Minnesota Milk President Dave Buck, University of Minnesota economist Marin Bozic, and Dairy Producers of the Year Steve and Lisa Groetsch testify.


NEW! Noon Ice Cream Social

Join other dairy farmers in serving and tasting ice cream in the beautiful North Star Room underneath the Capitol building during lunch.


5:00 p.m. Reception with legislators and staff

Join dairy farmers and policy makers for an evening of discussion and debriefing from our day at the Capitol!




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