2021 Annual Conference

Board of Directors Summer Meeting and State ADA Board Meetings

Please join us this August in Nashville, TN, for The Dairy Alliance’s annual conference, where you will have the opportunity to hear from industry partners and experts discussing consumer trends, fluid milk innovations and the impact of powerful, collaborative partnerships with the dairy community.

We are excited to bring attendees engaging content that will help guide and strengthen the dairy industry in the upcoming year and years to come.


The Dairy Alliance Board of Directors Meeting – August 9 

Annual Conference – August 9 & 10

State ADA Board Meetings – August 10

Monday, August 9

7:00 a.m.    

8:15 a.m.   

12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.    

7:00 p.m.    

Board of Directors Breakfast – Belle Meade

The Dairy Alliance Board Meeting – Two Rivers

Welcome Lunch – Belle Meade

Annual Conference General Sessions – McGavock’s Ballroom

Welcome to Tennessee, Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Charlie Hatcher

The Changing Landscape at Foodservice and Beyond, Jack Li 

Milk Break 

Innovation in the Southeast – Opportunities & Obstacles, featuring:

  • Paul Ziemnisky 
  • Adam Mueller 
  • Sara Dorland 
  • Stephanie Ward 

President’s Update 

State ADA Board Meeting:

North & South Carolina – Kingsley

Tennessee – Evergreen

Dinner Banquet – Belle Meade

Value of Retail Partnerships, Terry Messmer, Twice Daily

Tuesday, August 10

7:00 a.m.   

8:00 a.m.  

1:00 p.m. 

2:30 p.m. 

6:00 p.m.   

Breakfast – Belle Meade

Annual Conference General Sessions – McGavock’s Ballroom

US Dairy Export Council Update, Krysta Harden, USDEC 

Milk Break 

Collective Collaboration for Animal Agriculture, featuring:

  • Scott Bennett 
  • Kay Johnson Smith 
  • Liz Eckelkamp 
  • Tricia Sheehan 

CEO Update 

General Session Concludes

Lunch – Belle Meade

State ADA Board Meetings:

Alabama & Mississippi – Evergreen

Georgia – Oakland

Kentucky – Kingsley

Virginia – Edgewood

Cookout Dinner – Courtyard

Wednesday, August 11

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast – Old Hickory Grill

Join By Zoom

The conference will also be available via Zoom for anyone who prefers to join the conference virtually.

Password: Dairy

Or join by phone: +1 312 626 6799

Meeting ID: 678 369 2024

Conference App

We will have an app available for the conference, which you can download here. Staff will be on-site to offer app assistance at the Welcome & Registration table.


Sheraton Music City Hotel
777 McGavock Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37214

We have a limited block of overnight rooms. You are encouraged to register early. 

The deadline for meeting registration and hotel reservations is Thursday, July 8.