Where does the time go? I can’t believe it is over a week ago that I went to San Luis Obispo. Last Friday I had the pleasure of being on a panel with my fellow blogger Nancy Grossi headed by DFA’s Monica Massey. We had the pleasure of speaking to the first meeting of the Western Area Council Young Cooperative’s of Dairy Farmers of America. http://www.dfamilk.com/membership/member-programs/young-cooperator This is a valuable program to prepare our next generation to be the next leaders in our industry. We shared the importance of social media. We spoke of the misrepresentation of farmers in much of the media and how the power of our voice is great. Social media enables us to get back in touch with the consumers and put a “face” back on the farmer.
I love to be around young people. They energize me. This group of young men and women, some newly married just starting families. I think it is wonderful that they took time out of their hectic schedules and sit through the latest information regarding dairy and planning for their futures. Their committment and energy and comments gives me hope for our future. The future of our industry. I know their parents would and most likely are, very proud, of them. I know I was.
After the meeting we continued the weekend with the Cal Poly Classic Sale. We finished off that Friday evening by hitting the nightlife of San Luis Obispo. My friend Nancy blogged about it with pictures. It was a lot of fun… even though my heart feels 20, the body not so much! 🙂 http://thewifeofadairyman.blogspot.com/2010/10/cal-poly-dairy-classic-sale-and-slo-bar.html
Saturday was a symposium hosted by Cal Poly and covered the “Future of Milk Pricing” it was nice to have many of our leaders (whom do not always agree) sitting on the same stage to discuss the plans of our industry future.
What truly made my day was a visit with Chica. She is showing her pregnancy and will be coming home soon. I am looking forward to her the other 4 cows we have their home. The Cal Poly Dairy Project was a great success and we are so proud to be a part of that.