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Cal Pol Dairy Science

2010 Fall Symposium and Sale


 Speaker's Bios


Friday, October 15th


All Day

Cal Poly CAFES Fall Preview for prospective students and their families

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Dairy and Dairy Processing Plant tours

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

BBQ at the Cal Poly Dairy (Ticket required - see registration information)

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Cal Poly Classic Sale at the Cal Poly Dairy Pavilion

Saturday, October 16th


Fall Symposium Program at the San Luis Obispo Embassy Suites Hotel
Moderator, Dr. B. L. Golden

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM

Welcome – Doug Maddox, Past President of Holstein USA

8:35 AM – 9:05 AM

New Market Realities for California Dairy: What Policy Can and Cannot Address

Duane Banderob - Managing Director

Blimling and Associates

9:05 - 9:35 AM

What ‘s it going to take to make a profit?

Gary Genske - Partner

Genske Mulder and Company, LLP.

9:15 AM – 9:45AM

The Global Market for US Ag Products - What Can the US Dairy Industry Learn from Others
Mr. Dan Basse - President

Ag Resource Company

9:45 – 10:00 AM


10:00 – 10:30 AM

Presentation of the Federal Milk Marketing Improvement Act of 2009 - The Specter-Casey Bill S. 1645

Mr. Arden Tewksbury - Manager, Progressive Agriculture Organization

10:30 – 11:15AM

National Milk Producers Federation Foundation for the Future Program

Mr. Jim Tillison - Senior V.P. National Milk Producers Federation , and COO of Cooperatives Working Together


11:15 – 11:45 AM



11:45 AM- 12:15 PM

H.R. 5288 and S 3531 - Dairy Price Stabilization Act of 2010

Representative Jim Costa (CA 20th)

Mr. Rob Vandenheuvel - General Manager

Milk Producers Council

12:15 – 1:00 PM

KEYNOTE:Can Proposed Programs Reduce Milk Price Variation?

Dr. Chuck Nicholson

Assistant Professor, Agribusiness Department, Cal Poly, SLO

1:00PM Open Panel Discussion -Moderated by Doug Maddox