NMC committee meetings are open to all registered NMC Annual Meeting attendees. Generally, committee members are seated at the table and visitors are seated on the extra chairs set in the room. Visitors are welcome to participate in committee discussion; however, only committee members are allowed to vote. In addition, the committee chair reserves the right to hold an “executive session,” which includes only committee members.
NMC members are encouraged to get involved in the organization by serving on a committee. All NMC members in good standing are eligible to serve. Committees have a limited size (21 maximum) and members serve a three-year term. Individuals may serve on a maximum of two committees at the same time. Committee chairs make recommendations to the board of directors for individuals to serve on committees. The board approves all committee appointments. If you are interested in serving on a committee, you should contact the committee chair at the meeting or contact the NMC office.
NMC Committee Meetings – Wednesday, January 30
3:30-5:00 p.m. – Milk Quality Monitoring Committee
3:30-5:00 p.m. – Membership Committee
NMC Committee Meetings – Thursday, January 31
8:15-9:45 a.m. – Teat Health Committee
8:15-9:45 a.m. – International Committee
8:15-9:45 a.m. – Residue Avoidance Committee
NMC Committee Meetings – Friday, February 1
8:15-9:45 a.m. – Research Committee
8:15-9:45 a.m.- Machine Milking Committee
MACHINE MILKING COMMITTEE
Chair: Steve Lehman
Michigan Milk Producers Association
41310 Bridge St
Novi, MI 48376
Develops and implements a marketing plan to attract new members, build continuing interest in NMC, and create a clear understanding of the organization and its goals.
Chair: Frank Welcome, DVM, MBA
Sr. Extension Associate
Quality Milk Production Services
Animal Health Diagnostic Center
P.O. Box 5786
Ithaca, NY 14852-5786
MILK QUALITY MONITORING COMMITTEE
Gathers and communicates information on milk quality standards, guidelines, and achievements, and the means used to monitor and measure milk quality.
Chair: Marcos Munoz
Universidad de Concepcion
Av. Vicente Mendez 595
Chillan, Nuble 3812120 Chile
Phone: +56 42 208842
Prepares a list of eligible nominees for the Board of Directors and Officers for presentation at the annual meeting.
Chair: Sandra Godden
University of Minnesota
1365 Gortner Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108
Develops and evaluates mastitis control and milk quality information from a scientific perspective and reviews NMC educational materials for scientific accuracy.
Chair: Simon Dufour
University of Montreal
St-Hyacinthe, QC J2S 7C6 Canada
TEAT HEALTH COMMITTEE
Provides practical guidance across the dairy industry on issues concerning teat condition and its interaction with udder health.
Chair: Jason Koerth
1 Ecolab Place
St. Paul, MN 55102
INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Chair: Sofie Piepers
University of Ghent
Salisburylaan 133, Oost-Vlaanderen
Merelbeke, East Flanders 9820, Belgium
RESIDUE AVOIDANCE COMMITTEE
Chair: Joe Gillespie
Gillespie Veterinary Service
PO Box 545
McCook, NE 69001 USA