The main purpose of the Conference is to deliberate proposals submitted by various individuals from state or local regulatory agencies, FDA, USDA, producers, processors, consumers, etc., who have an interest in ensuring that the dairy products we consume are safe. The proposals may be assigned to committees and/or one of three councils, who then discuss the merits of each proposal assigned to the committees/council, with a resulting recommendation to the delegate body.

The delegate body is composed of representatives from each state and U. S. territory that chooses to send such a representative. Each state/territory has one vote. In some cases, a state has a split vote, i.e., they might have two representatives, one who is responsible for milk sanitation rating, and one who is responsible for enforcement of Grade A milk sanitation laws. In that instance, each representative would have a one-half vote, for a full one vote for that state. The delegates are the voting body. If you want more information on the voting process, see ARTICLE IV. of the Constitution.

2017 Conference

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, Michigan

The 2017 Conference will be held May 12- 17, 2017 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Links for information about the Conference with be available in November of 2016.

2015 Conference

The 2015 Conference was held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Portland, Portland Oregon on April 24 – 29, 2015.

Learn more about the 35th Conference.

Conference Archive

See information from past conferences since its inception in 1950.