Event Details

February 26 - 27, 2018

Salem Convention Center
200 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97301

Calling all Dairy Farmers, Associate Members and allied industries to attend the 2018 Annual Convention scheduled for February 26 – 27, 2018 at the Salem Convention Center in Downtown Salem.  The Convention is the time each year for our members to network, participate in Association discussions, and learn about new technology and research advancements.   We understand that as Dairy Producers, your days are long and the needs of your herd require constant attention.  The Annual Convention is structured so that you can participate over a day and a half and return to your operation refreshed and ready to apply the knowledge obtained in the learning sessions.

Join your fellow Dairy Producers, Exhibitors and Sponsors at the 2018 Annual Convention.  We will be announcing the keynote speakers very soon.  Check back to this site for frequent updates.

Hotel Accommodations

A block of hotel rooms is available for Convention Attendees at The Grand Hotel which adjoins the Salem Convention Center.  The Room Block is in effect for two dates preceding and two days following our Annual Convention.  Additional room types are available in the room block. The room block is available until January 26, 2018.  

For Reservations, contact:
The Grand Hotel 
(877) 540-7800
Request the Oregon Dairy Farmers Association Rate

Convention Schedule

Monday, February 26, 2017

11:00 Registration Open
11:30 –

Opening Ceremony & Lunch

  • Presentation of Colors – FFA State Officers
  • Pledge & Invocation
  • Alexis Taylor, Director Oregon Department of Ag – Welcome
1:00 –
General Session with Keynote Speaker
Gary Sipiorski, Economist – “Dealing with the Financial Milky Waves”
2:30 –
Milk Break with Exhibitors
3:30 –

Educational Breakout Sessions (Attendees will choose from 3 concurrent Sessions)

4:30 –

Educational Breakout Sessions (Attendees will choose from 3 concurrent Sessions)

5:30 –
Wine & Cheese Reception with Exhibitors
7:00 –
Dinner & Entertainment
OSU Dairy Club Report & Ice Cream Social
Alex Zerbe – Juggler & Zaniac

Tuesday, February 27, 2017

8:00am Exhibit Hall Opens
Breakfast on own
9:00 –
General Session
Dr. Frank Mitloehner, UC Davis – “Preparing Yourself for the Environmental Conversations”
10:45 –

Educational Breakout Sessions (Attendees will choose from 3 concurrent Sessions)

Noon –
Awards Lunch & Hot Topics
1:45 –
General Session
Damian Mason – Humorist “Agriculture Because Starvation Sucks!”
3:15 –
Milk Break with Exhibitors
4:00 –

Educational Breakout Sessions (Attendees will choose from 3 concurrent Sessions)

5:00 –
Beer & Cheese Reception
6:30 – Oregon Dairy Women Dinner & Scholarship Auction

Event Exhibitors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Copper Sponsors