Agenda

2019 MILK Business Conference Schedule

*Tentative Schedule
 

Monday, November 11th 

Time Session Speaker
12:00 PM

Registration Opens

 
1:00 - 1:30 PM

Focus Session Round 1a

 
  Dry Cow Therapy: Setting Her Up For Success
Presented by Boehringer Ingelheim
 
Dr Linda Tikofsky, Boehringer Ingelheim, Sr. Associate Director, Cattle Professional Services - Dairy
  Quality Hay and Forage For Improves Nutrition and Profits 
Presented by New Holland
 
Jordan Milewski, Brand Marketing Manager, New Holland Agriculture
  How McCarty Dairy Streamlined Labor and Improved Cow Comfort Utilizing Sample-based Pregnancy Testing  
- Presented by IDEXX

 
Doug Scholz, DVM
1:40 - 2:10 PM

Focus Session Round 1b

 
  Dry Cow Therapy: Setting Her Up For Success
- Presented by Boehringer Ingelheim
 
Dr Linda Tikofsky, Boehringer Ingelheim, Sr. Associate Director, Cattle Professional Services -Dairy
  Quality Hay and Forage for Improved Nutrition and Profits  
- Presented by New Holland
 
Jordan Milewski, Brand Marketing Manager, New Holland Agriculture
  How McCarty Dairy Streamlined Labor and Improved Cow Comfort Utilizing Sample-based Pregnancy Testing 
- Presented by IDEXX
 
Doug Scholz, DVM
2:20 - 2:50 PM

Focus Session Round 2a

 
  Dairy Intelligence Simplified
Presented by Valley Ag Software
 
Kelly Elliot, VAS, Feed and Parlor Manager
  Beyond Palmitic: What Dairy Producers Need to Know About Fatty Acids
- Presented by Virtus Nutrition
 
Renee Smith, Western Sales Manager, Virtus Nutrition
  Increasing Feed Efficiency through Better Starch Utilization
Presented by Enogen Feed
 
Ted Koehler, Enogen Feed Ruminant Nutritionist
3:00 - 3:30 PM

Focus Session Round 2b

 
  Dairy Intelligence Simplified
Presented by Valley Ag Software
 
Kelly Elliot, VAS, Feed and Parlor Manager
  Beyond Palmitic: What Dairy Producers Need to Know About Fatty Acids 
- Presented by Virtus Nutrition
 
Renee Smith, Western Sales Manager, Virtus Nutrition
  Increasing Feed Efficiency through Better Starch Utilization
Presented by Enogen Feed
 
Ted Koehler, Enogen Feed Ruminant Nutritionist
3:30 - 4:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Open & Networking Break

 
4:00 - 5:30 PM Three Drivers Of Disruption In The Dairy Industry Moderator: Tyne Morgan, Host, U.S. Farm Report
Tim Taylor, CEO of Vyla
Doug Dresslaer, DFA Director of Innovation
Aidan Connolly, CEO, Cainthus, President of AgriTech Capital
5:30 - 7:00 PM Reception
Sponsored by Enogen Feed
 
 

Tuesday, November 12th 

Time Session Speaker
6:30 - 7:15 AM

Breakfast and Exhibit Hall Open

 
7:15 - 7:45 AM What's Ahead for Milk Markets?
A "U.S. Farm Report Taping
Host: Tyne Morgan, Host, U.S. Farm Report
Mike North, Valut Ag; Michael Nepveux, American Farm Bureau; 
 
7:45 - 8:15 AM

Can You Make What Consumers Want?

Phil Plourd, President, Blimling & Associates
8:15 - 8:45 AM

Policy, Price and Profitability: Managing Risk

Mike McCully, Owner, The McCully Group
8:45 - 9:15 AM So Your Kid is Coming Back to The Dairy Shannon Ferrell, Professor, Oklahoma State University
 
9:15 - 10:00 AM

Producer Panel: Managing Risk to Secure Profitability

Sponsored by Farm Credit: AgCountry Farm Credit Services, Compeer Financial, Farm Credit Services of America and GreenStone Farm Credit Services

Pat Maier - Maier Farms, LLC
David Elliot - Drumgoon Dairy
Brent Czech - New Heights Dairy
Ted Christoph, Liberty Jersy Inc.

10:00 - 10:30 AM Exhibit Hall Open & Networking Break  
10:30 - 11:00 AM

Breakouts Round 1

 
 

The (Almost) Perfect Parlor - Where People and Process Meet

Tim Wall, The Dairy Coach
 

Make Problem Breeders a Thing of the Past

Joe Dalton, Professor, Extension Dairy Specialist, University of Idaho
 
 

Jump Start Your Fresh Cows

Tom Overton, Director, Pro Dairy, Cornell University
 
11:10 - 11:40 AM

Breakouts Round 2

 
 

The (Almost) Perfect Parlor - Where People and Process Meet

Tom Wall, The Dairy Coach
 

Get the Jump on Heifer Reproduction

Joe Dalton, Professor, Extension Dairy Specialist, University of Idaho
 
 

Jump Start Your Fresh Cows

Tom Overton, Director, Pro Dairy, Cornell University 
 
11:50 - 12:20 PM

Breakouts Round 3

 
 

The (Almost) Perfect Parlor - Where People and Process Meet

Tom Wall, The Dairy Coach
 

Get The Jump on Heifer Reproduction

Joe Dalton, Professor, Extension Dairy Specialist, University of Idaho
 
 

Jump Start Your Fresh Cows

Tom Overton, Director, Pro Dairy, Cornell University
 
12:30 - 1:30 PM

Lunch

 
1:30 - 2:00 PM

Focus on Sustainability: Build a Healthy Business

Curt Covington, Senior Vice President, AgriFinance, Farmer Mac
2:00 - 2:30 PM

Focus Sustainability: Being an Environmental Steward

Don Niles, Owner, Dairy Dreams
2:30 - 3:00 PM Producer Panel: Being a Social Advocate

Moderator: Anna-Lisa Laca, Dairy Editorial Director
Dwayne Faber, Producer, Burlington, WA
Annaliese Wegner, Producer, Ettrcik, WI
Emily Shaw, Producer & Founder of Dairy Girl Fitness, Williamsburg, PA

3:00 - 4:00 PM The Age of Activist Videos: A New Normal Moderator: Heather Oldani,Dairy Management, Inc.
Panelists: Sue McCloskey, Fair Oaks Farms
                 Emily Yeiser-Stepp, F.A.R.M. Program
                 Hannah Thompson-Weeman, Animal 
                 Ag Alliance
                 Beth Engelmann, Dairy Management,
                  Inc.
 
4:00 - 4:15 PM

Exhibit Hall Open & Networking Break

 
4:15 - 5:00 PM Looking Into The Dairy Industry Crystal Ball Marin Bozic, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
5:00 - 6:00 PM

Challenge of Change
Drawing from personal experience, Joe Theismann knows how to deal with the Challenge of Change. In this stirring presentation, individuals and organizations learn how to tackle change by keeping a positive mental outlook and committing to a vision that guides you to the top.

Joe Theisman, Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
6:00 - 7:30 PM

Networking Reception - Poolside
Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim

 

Wednesday, November 13th 

Time Session Speaker
7:30 - 8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast / Expo Open

 
8:30 - 9:00 AM

Breakouts Round 1

 
 

What's Next for Dairy Policy in Washington DC?

Jim Wiesemeyer, ProFarmer Washington Policy Analyst
 

Tackling Price Risk Management

Mike North, Principal, Vault Ag
9:10 - 9:40 AM

Breakouts Round 2

 
 

How to Prepare for What's Ahead in the Ag Markets

Chip Flory, Host, "AgriTalk"
 

Tackling Price Risk Management

Mike North, Principal, Vault Ag
9:50 - 10:30 AM

Live Recording of the "DC Signal to Noise" 
Podcast: China

Jim Wiesemeyer, Pro Farmer
Washington Policy Analyst; 
Anna-Lisa Laca, Dairy Editorial Director;
John Herath, News Director, Farm Journal
 

 

Farm Journal Hemp College to follow the conclusion of the MILK Business Conference. The Hemp College event will run Wed., Nov. 13th from 11:00am - 6:00pm.

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