Media advisory - Dairy Farmers of Canada's Annual Policy Conference - February 5, 2009



    OTTAWA, Jan. 30 /CNW Telbec/ - Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is holding
its Annual Policy Conference in Ottawa on February 5, 2009 at the Fairmont
Château Laurier and would like to extend an invitation to media. During this
year's conference, in which DFC celebrates 75 years of existence, dairy
producers will have the opportunity to hear from a number of experts on issues
such as negotiations at the World Trade Organization, the new farmed animal
health strategy, the carbon footprint of the dairy industry and consumers'
perspectives of food and agriculture policies. Farmers will discuss their
policy on the environment, and hear about DFC's marketing initiatives in 2009.

    
    Conference Speakers

    8:40 am   Jacques Laforge
              President, Dairy Farmers of Canada

    9:00 am   The Honourable Gerry Ritz
              Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

    10:00 am  Norman Willis
              Canadian Animal Health Coalition

    11:00 am  Dr. Joop Kleibeuker
              Secretary General, European Dairy Association

    11:45 am  Ian MacDonald
              DFC National Director for Marketing and Nutrition

    1:15 pm   Steve Verheul
              Canada's Chief Agriculture Negotiator

    2:15 pm   Jon Steinman
              Host of "Deconstructing Dinner"

    3:00 pm   Dr. Rob Janzen
              Vice-President, Western Canada Operations, ClimateCHECK
    




For further information:

For further information: Thérèse Beaulieu, Assistant Director, Policy
and Communications, (613) 371-5023

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