The Dairy Margin Protection Program: Information and Opportunities

Date: November 20, 2014
Time: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Location: 4301 Farm Lane Road, East Lansing, MI 48824
Contact: 231-533-8818,

The 2014 Farm Bill initiated a new dairy program that is expected to assist in risk management when the MILC and price support programs expire. 

All dairy farmers will need to make a decision about whether to participate. If a farmer chooses to participate, they will also choose a level of participation. 

Join us at one of the MSU Extension meetings to learn more about the Dairy Margin Protection Program and what it means for your business.

These meetings are sponsored by the North Central Risk Management Education Center and the United States Department of Agriculture. Material used is based upon work supported by USDA-NIFA under Award Number 2012-49200-20032.
Meeting Dates and Locations:
Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 
10 a.m. –  Noon
Kent County MSU Extension Office
775 Ball Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 
10 a.m. – 12 Noon
Ubly Heights Country Club
2409 E. Atwater Road
Ubly, MI 48475

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
MSU Livestock Pavilion - Rooms C & D
4301 Farm Lane Road
East Lansing, MI 48824
In addition to the live meeting sites above, a live webinar will be hosted in conjunction with Thursday, Nov. 20 meeting at the MSU Livestock Pavilion, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.  at the following locations: 
Alpena Community College, Room 106
665 Johnson Street
Alpena, MI 49707
Contact: Phill Durst, 989-387-5346
Washtenaw County MSU Extension
705 N. Zeeb Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48107
Contact: Nancy Thelen, 734-222-3825
Upper Pennisula
Houghton County MSU Extension
1500 Birch Street
Hancock, MI 49930-1095
Menominee County MSU Extension
S904 U.S. Highway 41
Stephenson, MI 49887
Delta County MSU Extension
2840 College Avene
Escanaba, MI 49829-9591
UP Research and Extension Center
E3774 University Drive
Chatham, MI 49816
Chippewa County Farm Service Agency
2847 Ashmun Street
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783-3730
For questions regarding Upper Peninsula locations, please contact Frank Wardinski at 906-884-4386.


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