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CDEP Symposium Agenda

Tuesday, February 21

7:00 a.m. Registration
Coffee service
8:00 a.m. Introduction to Management Symposium
Mr. Jason Karszes, Cornell University PRO-DAIRY

Activity Based Management

8:30 a.m. What Drives Financial Success on a Dairy?
Dr. Mike Lormore, Zoetis
9:45 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Activity Based Management
Mr. Dick Wittman, Wittman Farms and Consulting
12:00 p.m. Lunch

Future of Milk Buyer and Milk Producer Relationships

1:00 p.m. Pricing and Marketing of Milk: What Are Potential Models
Dr. Andy Novakovic, Cornell University
1:50 p.m. Livestock Marketing: What Has Occurred in Other Industries
Mr. Ryan Sirolli, Cargill Animal Nutrition
2:45 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Future of Milk Producer and Buyer Relationships – Panel Discussion
Mr. Jason Karszes, Cornell University PRO-DAIRY (moderator)
Mr. Ryan Sirolli, Cargill Animal Nutrition; Dr. Mike Lormore, Zoetis; Dr. Andy Novakovic, Cornell University; and Mr. Dean Ellinwood, Dairy Farmers of America
5:15 p.m. Networking Reception
6:00 p.m. Dinner

Wednesday, February 22

7:00 a.m. Breakfast

Joint Ventures and Collaboration

7:45 a.m. Collaborative Farming: What Have We Done
Mr. Rob Rettig and Mr. Rick Fruth, New Vision Farms
8:45 a.m. Joint Ventures and Collaboration - How We Have Utilized
Mr. Donald De Jong, Agri-Vision Farm Management
9:45 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Joint Venture and Collaboration Agreements: What Forms Do They Take
Dr. Shannon Ferrell, Ferrell Law Firm
11:15 a.m. A Lender’s Perspective on Joint Ventures and Collaboration
Ms. Jan Bitter, Farm Credit East
12:00 p.m. Lunch

Servant Leadership

1:00 p.m. Servant Leadership
Mr. Tom Thibodeau, Viterbo University
3:00 p.m. Adjourn