Annual Meeting

Join the Northeast Iowa Dairy & Agriculture Foundation for the 2021 Annual Meeting on Friday, March 26. The meeting will be held virtually starting at 10 a.m. The morning session will feature a variety of speakers discussing environmental stewardship followed by the annual meeting in the afternoon.

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10:00 am Welcome
Liang Chee Wee, Ph.D., President at Northeast Iowa Community College
10:15 am U.S. Dairy's Net Zero Initiative: Why it matters and how do we get there.
Chris Kopman, General Manager at Newtrient
In the spring of 2020, U.S. Dairy set new environmental stewardship goals and a vision that U.S. dairy can be an environmental solution. These voluntary, collective goals include becoming carbon-neutral or better, optimizing water use while maximizing recycling, and improving water quality by optimizing the utilization of manure and nutrients by 2050. During this session, we will share how the Net Zero Initiative is collaborating on sustainability projects to expand research, data, and on-farm projects to close knowledge gaps, improve analysis and demonstrate progress. Insights will focus on assessing and advancing economically viable practices and technologies to help move the needle to reduce environmental impact.
11 am 2021 Iowa Ag Update and Priorities
Mike Naig, Secretary of Agriculture at Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship
Secretary Naig will share the current state of agriculture in Iowa and a 2021 outlook.
11:30 am A Look at the Trends
Kayla Lyon, Director at Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Join us as Director Lyon shares the latest conservation-related legislative updates as well as efficiencies made in DNR services to better assist the agricultural community.
12 pm Lunch Break
12:30 pm Annual Meeting*
  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Minutes
  • Treasurer's Report
  • President's Report
  • Chair of Operations Report
  • Coordinator's Report
  • Old Business
  • New Business
  • Elections
  • Adjourn
*Please note the Annual Meeting will have a different link than the morning session. It will be provided in the registration confirmation email.

All interested in the Dairy & Agriculture Foundation and the event’s speakers are encouraged to join. Pre-registration is required to receive the webinar and meeting links. There is no cost to attend. The event is made possible by generous support from community sponsors.

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