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Agenda

2020 Conference Theme: Focus on the Future

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Start Time

Event

8:00 a.m. Registration
Exhibitor Tradeshow
9:00 a.m.
 
Pre-Conference Concurrent Sessions 1
Sharing Your Farm Story with Local Media
Eileen Jensen, New York Animal Agriculture Coalition
Sponsored by NEDPA

To be determined

Sponsored by Indigo Ag

 
9:55 a.m. Pre-Conference Concurrent Sessions 2
Stressors and Stress Affecting Dairy Cattle and Their Impact on Health and Performance
Kristen Glosson, Phibro Animal Health
Sponsored by Phibro Animal Health

Missed Margin Opportunities: Are You Capturing Every Gross Income Opportunity? John Lehr, Farm Credit East
Sponsored by Farm Credit East

 
10:50 a.m. Pre-Conference Concurrent Sessions 3
Gaining Value from Your Technology
Kyle Getty, Ideal Dairy Farms and Shane St. Cyr, Adirondack Dairy
Sponsored by Dairy One

Focus on Your Plan
Tim Veazey, Lincoln Agribusiness; Bruce Charleton, Lincoln Agribusiness; and Jeff Fetter, Scolaro, Fetter, Grizanti, McGough & King, P.C.
Sponsored by Lincoln Agribusiness

 

Nutrient Recovery and Watershed Protection on Dairies
Kerry Doyle, Trident Processes
Sponsored by Pikeside Enterprises
11:30 a.m Lunch
12:45 p.m. Welcome
1:00 p.m. What Will Influence Northeast Dairy Production Decisions in the Next 10 Years?
Jay Waldvogel, DFA
2:05 p.m. Management Strategies to Achieving Success in the Upper Midwest
Steve Bodart, Compeer Financial
3:05 p.m. Exhibitor Tradeshow
Break
4:00 p.m. Popp Undergraduate Award Presentation
4:15 p.m. Popp Leadership Award Presentation
4:30 p.m. NEDPA Updates
4:45 p.m. Evolutions and Revolutions: Engaging Elusive Consumers
Phil Plourd, Blimling and Associates
6:00 p.m. Networking Dinner

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Start Time

Event

6:30 a.m. Breakfast
7:00 a.m. NEDPA Annual Meeting - Open to All
8:00 a.m. Welcome
8:05 a.m. Employee Effectiveness with Lean Systems Concepts
Cheryl Jones, University of Kentucky
9:10 a.m. On-Farm Technology
Julio Giordano, Cornell University
10:00 a.m. Break
Exhibitor Tradeshow open
10:30 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Understanding New Labor Regulations
Chuck Palmer
Protecting Your Brand
Emily Stepp, National Milk Producers Federation

Environmental Issues Update
Karl Czymmek, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY

Practical Risk Management Applications for Commercial Dairies
Chris Wolf, Cornell University
11:25 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Understanding New Labor Regulations
Chuck Palmer
Protecting Your Brand
Emily Stepp, National Milk Producers Federation

Environmental Issues Update
Karl Czymmek, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY

Practical Risk Management Applications for Commercial Dairies
Chris Wolf, Cornell University
12:15 p.m. Lunch
Exhibits Open
1:30 p.m. NEDPA Update
1:45 p.m. Runaway Wages - Are You Getting What You Pay For?
Tom Wall, Dairy Coach LLC
2:45 p.m. Adapting Management to Changing Labor Regulations
Moderator: Rich Stup, Cornell University
Panelists:
Crystal Grimaldi, Ideal Dairy Farms
Kim Skellie, El-Vi Farms
Mike McMahon, E-Z Acres
3:45 p.m. Adjourn - see you in 2022!