Tuesday, November 9th

All Day | Travel to Mystic Lake Center in Prior Lake, MN

7:00 - 10:00pm | Registration and Meet and Greet Reception

Wednesday, November 10th

7:00 - 8:00am | Breakfast Buffet

8:00 - 8:15am | Forum Kick-Off

Theme: Strengthening Dairy Sustainability

8:15 - 8:45am | "Rethinking Methane - Animal Agriculture's Path to Climate Neutrality" | Frank Mitloehner, PhD, Professor at UC Davis, Department of Animal Science

8:45 - 9:15am | "Why Animal Welfare is Critical to the Sustainability of the Dairy Industry" | Dr. Jennifer van Os, PhD, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Animal Welfare at the University of Wisconsin - Madison

9:15 - 9:45am | "Net Zero: Implementation on the Farm" | Caleb Harper, Executive Director at Dairy Scale for Good

9:45 - 10:10am | Q&A

10:10 - 10:30am | Break

Theme: Beyond Milk Differentiation

10:30 - 11:00am | "RNG Model Learnings & Evolution of Renewable Transportation Fuel" | Brian Dolski, CFO of Pagel Family Businesses 

11:00 - 11:30am | "Beef on Dairy from the Beef Perspective" | Tom Peters, Superior Attitude Livestock Nutrition, Camelot Consulting

11:30am - 12:00pm | Q&A

12:00 - 1:00pm | Lunch

Theme: Financial Operational Excellence

1:00 - 1:30pm | "Ins and Outs of Forage Valuation" | Greg Bethard, PhD, General Manager at High Plains Ponderosa 

1:30 - 2:00pm | "Using Cost of Production to Influence Marketing Decisions" | Mike North, Principal at ever.ag

2:00 - 2:30pm | Q&A

2:30 - 2:50pm | Break

Theme: Innovation Leads Sustainability

2:50 - 3:20pm | "Economic Segmentation of Box Robotic Milking" | Steve Bodart, Sr. Dairy Consultant at Compeer Financial

3:20 - 3:40pm | "FeedFIT Traction and Outcomes" | Trent Dado, MSc, Nutrition and Management Consultant at GPS Dairy Consulting, LLC

3:40 - 4:00pm | "Feed Center Efficiency Project" | Matthias Annexstad, 2021 Summer Intern at GPS Dairy Consulting, LLC

4:00 - 4:30pm | Q&A

4:30 - 4:50pm | Break

Evening Events

4:50 - 6:30pm | Sponsor Showcase and Networking Reception

6:30 - 6:45pm | Awards and Recognition

6:45 - 7:45pm | Dinner

7:45 - 8:30pm | "Three Pillars Of Noble Leadership - Purpose, People, Family" | Dirk Beveridge, Founder of UnleashWD

8:30 - 10:00pm | Networking Social

Thursday, November 11th

7:30 - 8:25am | Breakout #1 with Breakfast

8:35 - 9:20am | Breakout #2

9:20 - 9:35am | Break

9:35 - 10:20am | Breakout #3

Theme: Growing Leaders

“Fostering A Culture that Grows Leaders” sessions:

10:30 - 11:00am | Michelle Shambeau, Human Resource Manager at Ebert Enterprises, LLC

11:00 - 11:30am | Rocio Ramirez, HR/Safety Director at United Dairies, LLP

11:30am - 12:00pm | Juan Quezada, Director of Training and Development at Milk Source, LLC

12:00 - 12:30pm | Q&A

12:30 - 1:30pm | Lunch and Closing Wrap-Up

Breakout Sessions

"Two Heads are Better Than One - Successful Paired Housing of Calves" | Dr. Jennifer van Os, PhD, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Animal Welfare at the University of Wisconsin - Madison

'Developing the Pathway to Grow Leaders" | Kristy Pagel, Partner and Director of Business Development and Strategic Leadership at GPS Dairy Consulting, LLC

"Robotic Start-Up Panel Discussion" | Glen Mormann and G. Lee Pattison, Mormann Dairy, LLC

"FeedFIT" | Paul Dyk, MSc, PAS and Jordan Hunt, PAS, GPS Dairy Consulting, LLC

"Optimizing Dairy Efficiency" | Greg Bethard, PhD, General Manager at High Plains Ponderosa

"Your Risk Management Toolbox: What tools are in it? How should you use them?" | Mike North, Principal at ever.ag

"Understanding the Role of Manure, Tillage and a Living Root System on Forage Yield and Quality" | Bill Powel-Smith, GPS Dairy Consulting, LLC

"The Source of the Truth” – Activity Rumination Monitoring" | Craig Watson, Country Manager at Alta

"Cow Based Community Clean Energy" | Michael Crinion and Duane Toenges, Dynamic Group