July 21, 8am–9:30amWhere
Agricultural Incubator Foundation 13737 Middleton Pike (St. Rt. 582, Bowling Green, OH
Lambert Vandermade, president, Arps Dairy, will share unique dairy practices such as cold separation, and use of dairy farms within just 30 miles from their creamery. The event is hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology.
For more than 80 years, Arps has worked with local farm families to provide milk, cottage cheese, and other products across northwest Ohio. Their strong emphasis is on “natural” products, such as the use of granular sugar (e.g., no high fructose corn syrup), products free of antibiotics, and their mission to go from farm-to-store in 24 hours.
Vandermade will also explain Ohio’s dairy industry and its relation to the economy, while touching on trends and pricing index. According to the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio’s dairy producers are producing at a rate of 5.4 billion lbs. of milk per year and is one of the top milk producing states in the nation.
Arrive early, as breakfast and informal networking will start at 8 a.m., with the program to follow. The cost is just $10 per person (cash or check at the door) which includes breakfast and networking opportunities.
The Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum is an educational networking opportunity to provide information on current issues, trends and programs available to the agricultural community and those who support its advancement.
Walk-ins are welcome, but guests are encouraged to reserve a seat in advance by contacting CIFT.