Winter Gala – Wednesday, December 7

Coast Chilliwack Hotel (45920 First Ave, Chilliwack)
Doors open at 6:30; dinner at 7:30

Be ready for great food, lots of fun, and amazing door prizes.
This year we’re combining the Winter Gala with a short AGM and elections. Contact one of the MYMP directors if you would like to run for the MYMP board of directors. It’s a great way to meet fellow young producers, learn about the dairy industry, and develop your leadership skills.

Evening with the Milk Board

That’s a wrap on our Evening with the Milk Board. Thanks to all of you that attended and make the evening a great success.

The new Chair of the BC Milk Marketing Board, Ben Janzen provided an overview of the Milk Board and answered some tough questions on milk prices and the ingredient strategy. It was a great opportunity to ask any and all questions about milk pricing, milk regulations, and the Milk Board.

MYMP would like to thank the two event sponsors – TD Canada Trust and MNP. MYMP would not be able to hold events like this without the generous support of sponsors.

MYMP Does Finance

That’s a wrap on MYMP Does Finance – what a success!

Steve Saccomano, the BMO Agricultural Specialist spoke about the financial side of dairy farming, focusing a lot on what to focus on financially for success, both in cash flow and approaching financing. We really appreciate Steve’s enthusiasm towards educating us for a better dairy industry future!

Jonathon Small, Farm Consultant for MNP spoke second about succession planning in a way that was easy to relate to and follow. His Rubik’s cube approach to family farm succession resounded with many listeners and his advice on best practices for successful family business hit the mark.

Over all, a great evening on the financial side of dairy farming. A balance between successfully running the farm today and transitioning to the future.
The MYMP would like to thank both MNP and BMO for their generous sponsorship of this event. We would not be able to hold these events without their support.

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Evening with the MLAs

Held on May 24 at Rose Gate Farms in Matsqui.

The directors from MYMP hold a joint event with the directors of the BC Young Farmers. We invite the five MLAs from Abbotsford and Chilliwack for an evening on the farm to meet young farmers, learn about agricultural issues, challenges and opportunities, and tour the host farm.

It’s a great opportunity to connect young farmers with local politicians. This year the MLAs had the opportunity to get up close to a dairy cow. A great social media opportunity to promote dairy farmers.

Spring Social 2016

Held on Thursday, June 2 at Prinse Farms. Hosts Jason and Danielle Prinse

A great evening in east Chilliwack for young dairy farmers; an evening of good times, good eats, and great company. Several MYMP directors took turns firing up some barbeque.

This year’s feature was a presentation by Tadhg O'Leary from AgSafe. He led a discussion on how to make your farm more safe for workers, family, and of course the little ones running around.

Sponsor: DairyCrop

Fall Harvest Party – Saturday, November 7, 2015

Harvest is over; now it’s time to celebrate a great year and a lot of hard work. Join fellow young dairy producers at MYMP’s Harvest Party.

Start practicing your bull riding because this year the event will once again feature mechanical bull riding. The top rider will be awarded five semen doses from Select GenverVations’ prize bull “Brewmaster”. Prizes will available for other top riders.

Location

Rancho Caterers
35110 Delair Road
Abbotsford

Tickets

$20 or the ever popular two for one. Contact your closest MYMP director to purchase your tickets.

Schedule

6:30: Doors open
7:00 to 11:00: Mechanical bull riding – prizes for the top rider!
7:30: Buffet dinner
Midnight: Bar closes and the event ends

Sponsors

Select Sires GenerVations, Kloot Construction, West Coast Robotics, Chinook Dairy Services, Hi-Pro Feed, and the BC Dairy Association

Winter Gala

Wednesday, December 9, 2015. Coast Hotel, Chilliwack. Doors open at 6:30; dinner at 7:30.

Summer Social – June 2015

Introduction to the Animal Welfare pillar of proAction.

Holstein Classifiers came out to demonstrate and answer questions about what this area of proAction will be aimed towards and looking for on farm.

Hosted by the Vink Family in Greendale, Chilliwack, sponsored by Dairy Crop.

AGM – April 2015

Board members gave a summary of previous year’s events, followed by an industry overview from Mainland Milk Producer Chairman, Holger Schwichtenberg.

Nominations were taken to fill four board member position and elections took place.

Elected board members were Jason Prinse (re-elected), Andrew Vink (re-elected), Brittney Schurmann, and Carla Soutar.

This event was sponsored by Mid-Valley, Kloot Construction, Scotia Bank, Ritchie-Smith, Pacific Dairy, Caliber, and WestGen.