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Join us for a one-day event that will:
  • Showcase world-leading achievements and ongoing progress in planet-smart dairy farm practices

  • Explore how policies, programs, research, and technological advancements can align to improve the sustainability and resiliency of family farms, while also better supporting the health well-being of vulnerable communities

  • Demonstrate how dairy farmers are reducing climate emissions, improving protection of water and air, and helping fuel a clean energy future


Hosted by CA's Dairy Farmer Organizations:

The Summit is hosted by Dairy Cares, California Dairy Research Foundation, California Milk Advisory Board, California Dairy Quality Assurance Program, and the Dairy Council of California.


Official Event Partners:

We are proud to have the support of the industry’s leading organizations, including the California Dairy Campaign, California Dairies, Inc., California Farm Bureau Federation, Clover Sonoma, Dairy Farmers of America, Dairy Institute of California, Hilmar Cheese Company, Land O’Lakes, Inc., Milk Producers Council, Producer’s Dairy, Joseph Gallo Farms, Valley Milk, LLC, and Western United Dairies Foundation.

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Frank Mitloehner

Professor & Air Quality Specialist

 University of California, Davis

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Jeff Simmons

President and CEO

Elanco Animal Health

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Mary Ledman

Global Strategist – Dairy



Patrick Pulupa

Executive Officer

Central Valley Water Board

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Angela Anderson

 Director of Sustainable Dairy


Morning Sessions (8:30 am - 12:00 pm):

  • California Planet-Smart Dairy: Our Commitment Continues

  • A Bright Economic Spot: Dairy in Local and Global Communities

  • Dairy’s Role in Global Food Systems, Healthy Diets, & Sustainable Lives

  • A Comprehensive Toolkit Approach to Methane Reduction – Panel Discussion

  • Dairy’s Role in Nourishing Future Generations

  • Supply Chain Partnerships Advancing Sustainability – Panel Discussion

  • From Climate Culprit to Climate Solution: The Cow Can Be the How

Afternoon Sessions (1:10 - 5:00 pm):

  • The New Frontier: Tackling Enteric Emissions – Panel Discussion

  • What Consumers Are Thinking & Saying About Sustainability

  • Research Poster Session/Networking Break

  • Protecting Water Quality

  • Water Quality Solutions – Panel Discussion

  • Planet-Smart Dairy: Technologies Tackling Challenges – Panel 

The event will conclude with a visit from the Mobile Dairy Classroom and a reception from 5:30 - 7:00 pm at the Hyatt Place UC Davis.

Registration is NOW OPEN.

In-Person Registration

The event takes place Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at the UC Davis Conference Center. Spaces are limited. Sign up today. 

Accommodations: The Hyatt Place UC Davis is now sold out of rooms. There are several other hotels located in close proximity to the venue, including the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Davis - University Area.

Virtual Registration

The event will be live streamed on Zoom to registered virtual attendees.

Virtual registration is being provided at no charge to all dairy farmers, thanks to our hosts and partners. Use the code: DAIRYFARMER

Virtual registration is being provided at no charge to students, thanks to Dairy Farmers of America. Use the code: DFAStudent



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Join our growing list of sponsors.


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Industry Supporter:

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The California Dairy Sustainability Summit is dedicated to supporting family dairy farms and promoting the widespread investment and adoption of technologies and practices that address environmental, financial, and energy challenges, along with cow health and comfort. Download the 2024 Event Overview/Prospectus to learn how your company/organization can help support these efforts. 


Contact Jennifer at with any questions. 

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