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2019 Operations Managers Conference Agenda

Building a Productive Culture – Cows, Crops and People

Tuesday,  January 22
7:30 a.m. Registration and Exhibits Open
8:30 a.m. Welcome
8:45 a.m. Seneca Park Zoo Society: A Top Workplace Awardee (Despite the Odds)
Pamela Sanchez, Seneca Zoo Park Society
9:45 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Employee Onboarding: The First Step to Develop and Retain the Best People
Dr. Richard Stup, Cornell University
Key Lean Concepts to Improve Efficiency and Reduce Waste
Courtney Karszes, Raymond Corporation

Practical Dairy Farm Safety Implementation: Sharing Our Journey
Dr. Conrad Spangler, Riverview LLP

 
11:10 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Employee Onboarding: The First Step to Develop and Retain the Best People
Dr. Richard Stup, Cornell University
Key Lean Concepts to Improve Efficiency and Reduce Waste
Courtney Karszes, Raymond Corporation

Practical Dairy Farm Safety Implementation: Sharing Our Journey
Dr. Conrad Spangler, Riverview LLP

 
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Finding the Right Reproductive Management Program for Dairy Heifers
Dr. Julio Giordano, Cornell University   
Developing a Virtual Dairy Farm Brain
Dr. Victor Cabrera, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Pathogen Based Mastitis Treatment
Dr. Rick Watters. Quality Milk Production Services
On-Farm Applications of NIRS
Matt Digman, University of Wisconsin-River Falls
1:50 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Finding the Right Reproductive Management Program for Dairy Heifers
Dr. Julio Giordano, Cornell University   
Developing a Virtual Dairy Farm Brain
Dr. Victor Cabrera, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Pathogen Based Mastitis Treatment
Dr. Rick Watters. Quality Milk Production Services
Managing Shop and Maintenance Operations
Albert McFadden, Pleasant Valley Farms of Berkshire LLC
3:00 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Identifying Bottlenecks in On-Farm Labor Efficiency and Practical Solutions for Improvement
Jason Karszes, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY
Managing and Resolving Conflict in the Workplace
Dr. Ariel Avgar, Cornell University   
How Does Your Farm Culture Measure Up?
Libby Eiholzer, Cornell Cooperative Extension – Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team
 
4:25 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Identifying Bottlenecks in On-Farm Labor Efficiency and Practical Solutions for Improvement
Jason Karszes, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY   
Managing and Resolving Conflict in the Workplace
Dr. Ariel Avgar, Cornell University  
How Does Your Farm Culture Measure Up?
Libby Eiholzer, Cornell Cooperative Extension – Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team
 
5:20 p.m. How Much Does the Welfare of Our People Affect the Welfare of Our
Animals
?

Dr. Robert Hagevoort, New Mexico State University
6:20 p.m. Stations Dinner and Networking
Wednesday, January 23
6:30 a.m. Breakfast
7:45 a.m. Welcome
7:50 a.m. Strategies for Team Effectiveness
Dr. Jamie Lyn Perry, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, School of Hotel Administration
9:00 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions

What Drives Financial Success on Dairies?
Dr. Michelle Barrett, Zoetis

The Value of Consistency
TBD

Dynamic Harvest Scheduling
Joe Lawrence, Cornell CALS PRO-DAIRY

 
9:45 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Concurrent Breakout Sessions
What Drives Financial Success on Dairies?
Dr. Michelle Barrett, Zoetis
The Value of Consistency
TBD
Know Your Yields! Importance of Accurate Yield Records for (Nutrient) Management for Corn and Whole Farm Nutrient Efficiency Assessments
Dr. Quirine Ketterings, Cornell University
 
11:10 a.m. Employee Development Panel
Dr. Richard Stup, Cornell University (moderator)
Betsey Cunningham, Alliance Dairies
Jon Huseth, Clay View Dairy
Byron Ramirez, Ag Pathways LLC
Dr. Conrad Spangler, Riverview LLP