Event Details for the 2024 Oregon Dairy Farmers Convention.  

March 4th & 5th
Salem Convention Center
Breakout Sessions
Main Events


2024 Oregon Dairy Farmers Schedule of Events

Monday, March 4th

8:30 am
Exhibitor Check-In Begins
11:30 am
Opening Ceremony & Lunch
1:00 pm
Keynote Speaker
Speaker:  Dr. Luke Miller, DVM
Title: Building High Performance Dairy Teams
2:00 pm
Milk Break with Exhibitors
3:00 pm
Breakout Sessions - 3 Concurrent
4:00 pm
Breakout Sessions - 3 Concurrent
5:00 pm
Wine & Cheese Reception with Exhibitors
6:30 pm
Dinner & Ice Cream Social
7:45 pm
Cornhole Competition

Tuesday, March 5th

8:00 am
Exhibitor Hall Opens -Breakfast on Own
9:00 am
Keynote Speaker
Speaker: Kevin Duling
Title: The Developing Superpower
10:00 am
Milk Break with Exhibitors
11:00 am
Breakout Sessions - 3 Concurrent
12:00 pm
Awards Luncheon
Check-off Check-in, Wins and What’s Next, Oregon Dairy Council
  • Appreciation Award, ODW
  • Distinguished Service Award, ODFA
  • Community Service Award, ODFA
1:45 pm
Keynote Speaker
Speaker: Don Tyler
Title: Family Business Challenges, Strategies, and Development
2:45 pm
Milk Break with Exhibitors
3:45 pm
Legislative Panel
4:45 pm
Beer & Cheese Reception
6:15 pm
Oregon Dairy Women Dinner, Princess Ambassador Coronation & Scholarship Auction
2024 Oregon Dairy Farmers Convention

Keynote Speakers

Kevin Duling

Kevin Duling is a grain market analyst who helps producers and end users throughout the US, Canada, and Australia. Kevin graduated from Oregon State University in Agricultural Economics before returning home to Maupin, Oregon to raise wheat. Kevin started helping growers with grain markets in 2009,where he now runs the KD Investors business full time, while still helping with the farm on the side. Kevin is a perennial guest on US Farm Report, Ag Day, and has written articles for Farm Journal and Top Producer.

Don Tyler

Don Tyler grew up on a diverse grain, hay, beef, sheep, and swine family farm. After graduating from Purdue, Don managed farms in Illinois, then become a partner in a grain and livestock operation. After six years, he established Tyler & Associates, a private Management Coaching and Advisory firm. With over 700 clients across the agricultural sector, his clientele includes family farms of all sizes, leadership development programs, and entrepreneurs in various industries. Don has also been a prolific writer for numerous agricultural publications over the past 20 years.

Dr. Luke Miller

Dr. Luke Miller's expertise extends to every level of a dairy operation. Prior to joining Alltech, he was the general manager for a 6,000-head, multi-site dairy in central California. Luke managed dairy operations, a team of 45 employees, and designed and constructed a state-of-the-art, 80-stall rotary. Previously, Luke spent eight years as a large animal vet. He aided in the design and implementation of dairy protocols and standard operating procedures. He received a bachelor's degree in animal science and a doctoral degree in vet medicine from Michigan State.
2024 Oregon Dairy Farmers Convenion

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions are designed to be in smaller group settings where engaging discussions and questions are welcome.

Mar 2024
3:00 - 4:00 pm Session

Critical Control Points for Calves, Luke Miller, DVM

Key Drivers of Corn Silage Fiber and Starch Digestibility, Nelson Lobos

An Agricultural Tour from the Oregon Trail to Modern Day, Julie Rentsch, ODC

4:00 - 5:00 pm Session

Navigating Water Law, Schwabe

Navigating Carbon Credits and Their Value, Moderated by Jay Gordon, Washington State Dairy Federation

ow to Make Silage Fermentation and Bunk Management Work For You, John Winchell, Alltech

Mar 2024
11:00 - 12:00 pm Session

Five Communication Strategies of the Most Efficient Operations, Don Tyler

Bulk Tank Counts: What does it all mean? Justine Britten, Udder Health

Parlor Maintenance Panel, Nate Kazemier, DeLaval; Denver Fox, Excel; and Colton Matson, Mid Valley Dairy Services

2024 Exhibitors


Agri-Services Agency

AgWest Farm Credit


BRIM Tractor


Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship




Excel Dairy Service

G. S. Long Company

HOLT Ag Solutions

Lee Real Estate Oregon

Livestock & Wildfire Research Group/Oregon State University Extension

Kroes Northwest

Mid Valley Dairy Services

NCRS Oregon

Northwest Seed and Supply

Neutral Foods

Oak Lea Mixers

Oregon Ag Trust

Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council

Oregon Dairy Women

OSU Ext. Coos County

Pacific Risk Management, Inc.

Phibro Animal Health Corporation

Pratum Co-op

Premier Northwest Insurance

Pure Energy Group

Redmond Minerals

select Sires

Simplot Western Stockmen's

Stettler Supply Company

Tillamook Farm Store

Udder Health

Wilber Ellis


Event Location

Salem Convention Center

THE SALEM CONVENTION CENTER is conveniently located in the heart of Salem’s downtown. Adjoining The Grand Hotel in Salem and Bentley’s, the Convention Center offers more than 30,000 square feet of versatile meeting space. It is located approximately 60 miles south of the Portland International Airport.

200 Commercial Street SE Salem, Oregon 97301

The Grand Hotel Salem

The Grand Hotel in Salem, conveniently adjoins the Salem Convention Center, features 193 luxurious, beautifully appointed guest rooms and premier suites. Wi-fi and breakfast are included.

201 Liberty Street SE Salem OR, 97301
Visit Salem

Things to do.

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