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ACS Educational Webinar Series

We have partnered with American Cheese Society to sponsor a free, special series of educational webinars, presented by ACS, beginning in May 2020. Information and registration information will be listed below as it is available.


"Taking Care of Yourself in a World Health Crisis" | Wednesday, May 27th, 3:00 Central Time

Kicking off this special series of educational webinars, this virtual event will feature a distinguished panel of cheese industry speakers sharing their personal stories as they relate to the industry as well as national professionals with expertise on this topic. Presenters will share their battles with losing food service sales, operating as essential businesses, making time for self-care, coping with uncertainty, pivoting operations, and bettering themselves and their communities. In addition, they will discuss resources available and what we can do to cope in this global crisis and beyond. In partnership with Dairy Connection Inc, this webinar special series is free and open to all, regardless of ACS membership. For more info and to register, please visit: Taking Care of Yourself in a World Health Crisis Webinar Registration


"Monitoring Milk Quality on the Farm" | Wednesday, June 24th, 3:00 Central Time

WATCH THIS RECORDED WEBINAR HERE

Excellent milk quality means milk that is free from bacterial contamination and antibiotics. Presenter, Joe Klopfenstein, DVM DABVP, will discuss strategies to improve milk quality, cheese quality, and animal health and welfare. While in dairy practice in Vermont for over 25 years, Joe worked with many innovative cheese producers on improving and monitoring their milk quality. He developed some strategies for monitoring milk quality that would translate to the farm or vet practice level. This included monitoring for somatic cell count, bacteria count, Staph counts and Staph aureus surveillance, mastitis culture and treatment selection. These strategies apply to both cattle and goats. In partnership with Dairy Connection Inc, this webinar special series is free and open to all, regardless of ACS membership. For more info and to register, please visit: Monitoring Milk Quality on the Farm Registration


"What's the Crunch? Crystals in Cheese" | Pre-recorded Presentation. BONUS Q&A session Thursday, July 9th, 1:00-2:00 Central Time

WATCH THIS RECORDED PRESENTATION  HERE

In this pre-recorded session, founder of cheesescience.org Pat Polowsky walks through the main types of crystals that are found in cheese and the chemical phenomena responsibe for crystal formation. After watching you'll leave with a new appreciation for the natural beauty of cheese crystals! In partnership with Dairy Connection Inc, this webinar special series is free and open to all, regardless of ACS membership. BONUS: Pat is hosting open office hours on Thursday, July 9th from 1-2pm Central Time via Zoom if you have questions after watching the presentation. Instructions to join this bonus session below.
Go to Zoom, click Join a Meeting, then enter the following info:
Meeting ID: 967 839 7556
Password: 1Jcwga


"The Cheese Industry Guide to Inclusivity of the LGBTQ+ Community" | Tuesday, August 4th, 1:00 Central Time

Through the insights and personal stories of panel members, this presentation both celebrates the cheese industry’s past inclusivity of the LGBTQ+ community while also exploring new steps we may all take to further accommodate our consumers and employees. Audience members will not only learn how businesses and organizations may adjust to comply with federal, state, and local employee and human rights regulations pertaining to LGBTQ+ persons, but also how inclusivity actively improves a companies’ profits and public image. To best examine how issues of sexuality and gender identity effect all links of the dairy supply chain, this panel consists of four seasoned LGBTQ+ industry professionals and one moderator, each working from a different area within the industry. In partnership with Dairy Connection Inc, this webinar special series is free and open to all, regardless of ACS membership. For more info and to register, please visit: The Cheese Industry Guide to Inclusivity of the LGBTQ+ Community Registration