National Raw Milk Summit to be Held in Norfolk

Goal is to gather data on safety factors. Compiled by staff 

Published on: May 22, 2006

A National Raw Milk Use and Safety Summit will be held at the Lifelong Learning Center in Norfolk, May 26 and 27.

The purpose of this meeting is to develop a fact sheet on raw milk use and safety considerations. This summit’s purpose is to gather all of the relevant facts.

All producers and organizations interested in raw milk issues are invited to attend and participate.

Full details can be found at www.knox.unl.edu under "programs". To pre-register call 402-288-5611.

Event sponsors are Nebraska Dairy Group; University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension in Knox County; Center for Rural Affairs;  Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society; Northeast Nebraska, PrairieLand and Nebraska Loess Hills Resource Conservation and Development Councils; and Knox County Development Agency.

The events sponsors see a real need for a fact sheet that covers raw milk use and the safety considerations when producing, transporting, processing and using raw milk. The sponsors will be looking for organizations and research institutes that will endorse this fact sheet for national use and consideration.

Proponents of safe raw milk use such as members of the Nebraska Dairy Group will be present at the summit.

Summit fees are $20 per individual or $30 per family or farm/business unit. Call the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Office in Knox County at (402) 288-5611 or email knox-county@unl.edu. Details are available on its Web site under programs at www.knox.unl.edu.