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2017 Washington Dairy Conference scheduled for Nov. 6-7 in Yakima

The 2017 dairy industry annual meeting will be held Nov. 6-7 at the Yakima Convention Center.

General Information

Regular Attendee Registration

Sponsor/Exhibitor Registration

If you prefer to send a check, the registration forms are here:

Please contact Darcel Nootenboom if you have any questions.

2017 Beef Day at the Legislature

Beef Day at the Legislature was April 6, 2017.  The Washington Cattlemen’s Association and Cattle Feeders Association barbecued tri-tip beef and served a free lunch to legislators, staff, and anyone in attendance.  Asparagus growers were also on hand to treat lunchgoers to grilled asparagus. The Dairy Ambassador and the Dairy Federation participated by handing out milk and cookies.

Cattlemen preparing lunch
A member of the Washington State Patrol grabs lunch at Beef Day 2017.
Washington Dairy Ambassador Alicia Smarciarz handing out milk
Reps. Dave Hayes and Matt Shea getting milk
Sen. Jim Honeyford visits with Dr. Alan Schreiber, director of the Washington Asparagus Commission.
Sen. Judy Warnick watches Jack Field of the Cattle Feeders Association prepare a tri-tip roast.
Reps. Tom Dent and Brad Klippert receiving cookies
Beef Day 2017 with the Legislative Building in the background

2017 Dairy Day at the Legislature

Dairy Day is one of the most anticipated events in Olympia each year. It provides the dairy producers with an opportunity to meet face to face with legislators, and it showcases the importance and bounty of dairy products to everyone on the Capitol Campus.

Below are a handful of pictures from this year’s event on Jan. 24 in the Legislative Building.

Sen. Kirk Pearson with WSDF Policy Director Jay Gordon. Also pictured in the background is Sen. Dino Rossi.
Senate MCC staff member Erik Smith enjoys ice cream.
Rep. Morgan Irwin speaks to FFA members.
Former dairy farmer and current Rep. John Koster considers his options.
Dairy Ambassador Alicia Smaciarz
Diary farmer and Dairy Products Commissioner Juli Loveall
Rep. Joe Schmick takes a picture of his constituent and WSDF Vice President Ed Zurcher.
A group of legislative staff members enjoying their treats.
WSDF board members discussing legislative issues
Dairy ambassadors on their way to pass out treats
Dairy ambassadors at work representing the industry
Rep. Vincent Buys selecting his favorite yogurt
Ice cream available at Dairy Day 2017
Ice cream, yogurt, and cheese available at Dairy Day 2017
WSDA Director Derek Sandison dropping by for a visit