How Can You Partner with Dairy Farmers to Create a More Sustainable Future?

January 7, 2020

California’s dairy farmers are leading the world in sustainable  practices, and they continue exploring ways to improve environmental performance. The California Dairy Sustainability Summit offers an incredible opportunity for organizations and companies to connect with progressive dairy farmers and help them meet environmental and economic goals. Organizers welcome you to attend the 2020 event, which takes place March 25-26 at Cal Expo in Sacramento.

Ensuring Economic and Environmental Sustainability

The summit recognizes that California’s dairy farmers lead the world in producing nutritious and environmentally sustainable products. The program is dedicated to helping the state’s farmers continue to improve in ways that enhance the economic sustainability of family farms and create a model for the rest of the world to follow. A key ingredient to the summit’s success is the participation of innovators who stand ready to develop and implement solutions.

A key ingredient to the summit’s success is the participation of innovators who stand ready to develop and implement solutions.

The event presents an opportunity to showcase new technologies and strategies—both in the exhibit hall and through a variety of engaging sessions. The packed exhibit hall is a great way for technology and energy providers to connect with dairy farmers. Through the wide variety of engaging sessions, key stakeholders will discuss strategies for meeting the environmental challenges ahead, while ensuring economic sustainability of family farms.

A Platform to Address Industry-Wide Challenges

The breakout sessions will provide an especially helpful avenue for dairy farmers to explore options for tackling the specific challenges they are facing. This includes goals to reduce methane emissions, improve production efficiency, meet fast-approaching water regulations, and more.

Early bird rates for the California Dairy Sustainability Summit end January 9.

One key challenge that both California dairy farmers and processors face is energy costs. The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is a returning sponsor and exhibitor. Michael Newland, Director of Agriculture Business Development for PERC looks forward to participating in a panel discussion about options for managing rising energy costs.

“California farmers face many energy challenges right now, and it’s important that they understand all the options available,” said Newland. “Propane offers a more reliable source of energy, and it’s a cleaner choice when you factor in electric generation. We’re glad to be a part of this important conversation and to be participating in the summit.”

A growing number of California’s dairy farms are already producing clean, renewable energy.

The 2020 Summit builds upon the success of the inaugural event—held in 2018—which welcomed over 600 attendees, including more than 200 dairy farmers. The program agenda includes a diverse group of high-caliber speakers to discuss how the dairy sector can continue meeting the expectations of policymakers and consumers across the globe, while helping the state meet its ambitious climate and energy goals.

Innovating to Meet California’s Climate Goals

A growing number of California’s dairy farms are already producing clean, renewable energy. This includes on-farm solar installations that help offset energy use and costs, and the implementation of dairy digesters. Dairy digesters are playing a significant role in California’s climate goals, both by capturing methane emissions and creating cleaner transportation options. This includes turning dairy biogas into renewable compressed natural gas (R-CNG) to replace the use of diesel in heavy duty trucks, as well as other innovative approaches, including projects that will use fuel cells to produce electricity for electric vehicle charging. The possibilities to partner with California’s innovative dairy farmers are truly endless.

Join hundreds of dairy farmers to promote the investment and adoption of technologies and practices that promote a more sustainable future.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a part of an exciting, world-leading effort. Join hundreds of dairy farmers in Sacramento this March 25-26 to promote the widespread investment and adoption of technologies and practices that promote a more sustainable future. Early bird registration rates end January 9.