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, 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, 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, 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, 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
TBD
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 U.S. Farm Report Tyne Morgan, Host, U.S. Farm Report
Mike North, Commodity Risk Management; Michael Nepveux, American Farm Bureau;  TBD
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 Pat Maier - Maier Farms, LLC
David Elliot - Drumgoon Dairy
Brent Czech - New Heights Dairy
10:00 - 10:30 AM Exhibit Hall Open & Networking Break  
10:30 - 11:00 AM Breakouts Round 1  
  Maximize The Profits From Your Parlor TBD
  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
11:10 - 11:40 AM Breakouts Round 2  
  Maximize the Profits From Your Parlor TBD
  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  
  Maximize the Profits From Your Parlor TBD
  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, Agri-Finance, 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  
  What's Next for Dairy Policy in Washington DC Jim Wiesemeyer, ProFarmer Washington Policy Analyst
  Tackling Price Risk Management Mike North, Principal, Vault Ag
9:50 - 10:30 AM Closing General Session:  Marketing Challenges and Opportunities in The New Year Chip Flory, AgriTalk Host

 

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.

Be sure to add this additional event to your registration!

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