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NE Dairy Producers Agenda

Forward Progress Through Changing Times

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Start Time Event
8:00 a.m. Registration
Exhibits open
9:00 a.m. Concurrent Pre-Conference Session 1

Survey of Clostridium in Dairy Herds and Strategies to Control
Tom Rehberger, Church and Dwight Co 
Sponsored by Arm and Hammer Animal Nutrition and Papillon

Feeding Strategies to Increase Milk Value
Kevin Harvatine, Penn State University
Sponsored by Mycogen Seeds
Transition Cow Nutrition - How Diet Affects the Reproduction and Health of Your Herd
Chuck Schwab, Schwab Consulting
Sponsored by Adisseo
9:50 a.m. Concurrent Pre-Conference Session 2

Environmental Law Update: Current Topics in Environmental Law
David Crass and Leah Ziemba, Michael Best
Karl Czymmek, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY (moderator)
Sponsored by NEDPA and PRO-DAIRY

Using Technology to Improve Farm Efficiency
Allen Behrer, Willow Behrer Farms
Sponsored by Dairy One
Generational Farm Transition
Tim Veazey, CFP and Bruce Charleton, MBA,  Lincoln Agribusiness
Jeff Fetter, Scolaro, Fetter, Grizanti, McGough & King P.C.
Sponsored by Lincoln Agribusiness
10:40 a.m. Concurrent Pre-Conference Session 3
Environmentally Friendly Ways to Apply Manure
Doug Szemborski, Bazooka Farmstar
Sponsored by Pikeside Enterprises
Translating Farm to Food
Michelle Payn
Sponsored by Micronutrients
Tax Strategies: The 2017 Tax Reform Act and Beyond
Dario Arezzo and Joe Baldwin, Farm Credit East
Sponsored by Farm Credit East
11:20 a.m Lunch
12:30 p.m. Welcome
12:50 p.m. Energize the Enthusiasm Within to Inspire Teamwork and Leadership
Paul Vitale, Vital Communications, Inc.
2:20 p.m. Pricing and Marketing of Milk:  What are Potential Models?
Andy Novakovic, Cornell University
3:15 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. Popp Undergraduate Award Presentation
4:15 p.m. NEDPA Updates
4:30 p.m. Popp Leadership Award Presentation
5:00 p.m. Key Management Strategies for Success
Donald De Jong, Agri-Vision Farm Management
6:00 p.m. Dinner Reception, featuring Dinosaur BBQ

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Start Time Event
6:30 a.m. Registration
6:30 a.m. Breakfast
7:00 a.m. NEDPA Member Meeting (Open to all!)
8:00 a.m. Welcome
8:05 a.m. You, Your Team, and Your Culture:  What's It Like Working for You?
Tom Wall, Dairy Coach LLC
9:10 a.m. Leading the Conversation About Sustainability
Kim Bremmer, Ag Inspirations
10:00 a.m. Break
Exhibits open
10:30 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Rising Labor Costs: Strategies and Approaches
Jason Karszes, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY
The (Almost) Perfect Parlor -- Where People and Process Meet
Tom Wall, Dairy Coach LLC

Panel Discussion: Telling Your Story
Kim Bremmer, Ag Inspirations
Kendra Lamb, Lamb Farms
Joe Swyers, Swyers Dairy

Dairy Farm Employee Housing: What You Need to Know
Maureen Torrey, Torrey Farms
11:25 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Rising Labor Costs: Strategies and Approaches
Jason Karszes, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY
The (Almost) Perfect Parlor -- Where People and Process Meet
Tom Wall, Dairy Coach LLC
Panel Discussion: Telling Your Story
Kim Bremmer, Ag Inspirations
Kendra Lamb, Lamb Farms
Joe Swyers, Swyers Dairy

Dairy Farm Employee Housing: What You Need to Know
Maureen Torrey, Torrey Farms

12:15 p.m. Lunch
Exhibits Open
1:30 p.m. Ag Labor Challenges - A Snapshot of Where We Are and What's Next
Craig Regelbrugge, AmericanHort
2:30 p.m. Global Economics & Dairy Outlook
Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus, Virginia Tech
3:30 p.m. Adjourn - see you in 2020!