Committee Meetings

Committee Meetings

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 31

3:30-5:00 p.m. – Milk Quality Monitoring Committee

3:30-5:00 p.m. – Membership Committee


NMC Committee Meetings – Thursday, February 1

8:00-9:30 a.m. Teat Health Committee

8:00-9:30 a.m. International Committee

8:00-9:30 a.m. Residue Avoidance Open Discussion Group


NMC Committee Meetings – Friday, February 2

7:30-9:30 a.m. Research Committee

7:30-9:30 a.m. Machine Milking Committee


Committee Chairs 


Milk Quality Monitoring

Rob Rowbotham
Grande Cheese Company
PO Box 67
Brownsville, WI 53006 USA
Phone: 920-269-7200



Simon Dufour, DMV, Ph.D.
Université de Montréal


Membership and Marketing

Frank Welcome, DVM, MBA
Sr. Extension Associate
Quality Milk Production Services
Animal Health Diagnostic Center
Cornell University
P.O. Box 5786
Ithaca, NY 14852-5786
Phone: 607-255-8202


Teat Health

Keith Engel
GEA Farm Technologies
430 Cherry Hill Dr
Madison, WI 53717 USA
Phone: 608-829-2099


Machine Milking

Steve Lehman
Michigan Milk Producers Association
41310 Bridge St
Novi, MI 48376
Phone: 989-330-1638



Sofie Piepers
University of Ghent
Salisburylaan 133
Merelbeke, East Flanders B-9820, Belgium
Phone: +003292647568


Residue Avoidance

Joe Gillespie
Gillespie Veterinary Service
PO Box 545
McCook, NE 69001 USA
Phone: 308-345-6978