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This conference has been approved for 8 CEUs through ARPAS.

Tuesday, March 8

Start Time Event
8:00 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. Exhibits open
9:00 a.m. Coffee service
10:00 a.m. Welcome
10:15 a.m. How the Best Get Better
Jay Lehr, Environmental Education Enterprises
11:15 a.m. Designing and Managing a Feed Center for Efficiency
David Greene, Diamond V
12:15 p.m. Lunch
Exhibits open
1:30 p.m. Financial Management: Bulletproofing Your Balance Sheet
Moe Russell, Russell Consulting Group
2:30 p.m. Sleep For Success: Everything You Must Know About Sleep, But Are Too Tired To Ask!
James Maas, Sleep for Success
3:30 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. NEDPA Updates
Popp Award Presentations
4:30 p.m. Innovating for Change
Steve Jones, fairlife
5:30 p.m. Dinner Reception, featuring Dinosaur BBQ

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Start Time Event
6:30 a.m. Registration
6:30 a.m. Breakfast
7:00 a.m. NEDPA Member Meeting
8:00 a.m. Welcome
Sponsor Prize Drawings
8:15 a.m. Employer and Employee Expectations
Melissa O'Rourke, Iowa State University
9:00 a.m. Break
Exhibits open
9:40 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
It's Time to Tell Your Farm Story
Jessica Ziehm, NYAAC
How to Use PRECISION in Day-to-Day Management
Aurora Villarroel, Afimilk
Worker Benefits and Housing
Charles Palmer, Michael Best
How do We Make Better Decisions with Forages and Nitrogen in Dairy Cattle Diets and Management -
Mike Van Amburgh, Cornell University
10:25 a.m. Breakout Sessions (up to 4 concurrent)
Manure Spill - Emergency Response
Mark Burger, Onondaga County Soil and Water Conservation District (moderator)
Cornell Research Updates – Dairy Management
Julio Giordano, Cornell University
Family Business Transfer
Melissa O'Rourke, Iowa State University
The Changing Needs for Workforce Development on Our Dairy Farms
Tom Maloney, Cornell University
11:05 a.m. Break
Exhibits open
11:40 a.m. Environmental Management and CAFO
Jackie Lendrum, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Karl Czymmek, Cornell University, PRO-DAIRY Program
12:30 p.m. Lunch
Exhibits open
1:30 p.m. Sponsor Prize Announcements
1:45 p.m. How the FARM Program is Building Consumer Trust in Dairy
Emily Meredith, National Milk Producers Federation
2:30 p.m. Image of Ag
Jay Lehr, Environmental Education Enterprises
3:30 p.m. Adjourn