ORANGE CITY, Iowa - The I-29 Moo University 2023 Dairy Webinar Series continues Thursday, June 22 from noon to 1 p.m. CDT with a focus on milk pricing reform insights and other federal policy updates. The program will be presented by Luca Sjostrom and Karen Gefvert from Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative.
“Listeners will gain a better understanding of what is going on in the national milk pricing discussion,” said Fred Hall, dairy specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. “In discussing national milk pricing reform, these Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative presenters will focus on strengthening the relationship between farmers and processors in a way that increases transparency, fairness and competition, and gives farmers a reasonable amount of price certainty.”
The cooperative’s emphasis is on two principles ― flexibility and fairness. The speakers will take a deeper dive into these priorities, provide a legislative status update, and share farm bill and federal policy issues specific to dairy.
Lucas Sjostrom serves as managing director of Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative and Minnesota Milk Producers Association. Sjostrom has worked in dairy policy and communications for the past 10 years.
Karen Gefvert is the director of public affairs for Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. She has more than 12 years of experience in the federal agriculture policy space, including an emphasis on dairy policy. This will be her third farm bill.
There is no fee to participate in the webinar; however, preregistration is required at least one hour before the webinar. Preregister online at https://go.iastate.edu/GXKBSQ.
For more information, contact: in Iowa, Fred M. Hall, 712-737-4230; in Minnesota, Jim Salfer, 320-203-6093; or in South Dakota, Patricia Villamediana, 605-688-4116.