You are invited to help draft policy for Iowa State Dairy Association (ISDA). This year we are holding three regional Policy Drafting Meetings in an effort to reach more members. Please mark your calendar for one of the following meetings:
- Monday, October 24, from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the ISU Sioux County Extension office, 400 Central Ave. NW, Suite 700, Orange City. Lunch will be provided.
- Tuesday, October 25, from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Iowa Dairy Center, Robotics Conference Room, 1527 IA-150, Calmar. A light snack and beverages will be provided.
- Tuesday, October 25, from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Country Junction, 913 15 Ave. SE, Dyersville. Dessert & beverages will be provided.
Attendees will review current policy and proposed resolutions and draft new resolutions. This is an important meeting for you to share opinions and review ISDA policy. The 2016 legislative session starts in early January and it is essential for Iowa’s dairy industry to come together to draft resolutions that will drive the association’s initiatives in the year to come. As you know there are several issues facing dairy farmers today and this is a chance for your voice to be heard.
You may review current ISDA policy prior to the meeting by visiting the ISDA website www.iowadairy.org and clicking on the link to the 2016 ISDA Policy.
After this meeting, proposed resolutions will be sent to ISDA Annual Meeting Delegates for review. Final voting on resolutions will take place at ISDA’s annual meeting in Waverly held on January 5. If you are unable to attend the policy drafting meeting but would still like to submit policy comments, you may mail or email them to Sue Ann Claudon. All policy comments must be received by Wednesday, November 23, 2016.
Please call or email me your RSVP. Make sure to indicate which meeting you will be attending. Feel free to contact me with any questions regarding this meeting or the ISDA policy process. We look forward to seeing you!
Sue Ann Claudon