Tuesday, December 6th

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

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

Wednesday, December 7th

7:00 - 8:00am | Breakfast Buffet

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

Theme: Shifting Markets, Changing Tides

8:15 - 8:45am | "“Worldwide View of Agriculture" | Michael Swanson, PhD, Wells Fargo

8:45 - 9:15am | "Cows are the Original Plant Based Milk;" | Sara Place, PhD, Elanco

9:15 - 9:40am | Q&A

9:40 - 10:00am | Break

Theme: Maximizing Your Feed Center's Potential

10:00 - 10:30am | "Innovative Feed Center Design" | Quentin Moxey, Australian Fresh Milk Holdings

10:30 - 11:00am | "Shrink, the Silent Killer" | Karissa Juckem, GPS Dairy Consulting, LLC

11:00 - 11:30am | “New or Old - Opportunity Awaits in your Feed Center” | Jordan Hunt, PAS, GPS Dairy Consulting, LLC

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

12:00 - 1:00pm | Lunch

Theme: Aligning People Strategy with Business Goals

1:00 - 1:30pm | "Legal Lessons: Protecting You, Your Business, and Your Employees" | Bethany McCurdy, Michael Best

1:30 - 2:00pm | "Fueling Your Talent by Investing in Coaching, Systems, & Culture" | Oesch Family Leadership Team, Swiss Lane Farms

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

2:30 - 2:50pm | Break

Theme: GPS LandCares - Taking Your Dairy Into the Future

2:50 - 3:25pm | "The Soil Health – Human Health Opportunity" | Bill Powel-Smith, GPS Dairy Consulting LLC

3:25 - 4:00pm | "Making the Soil Health – Human Health Connection" | Stephan van Vliet, PhD, Utah State University

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 | "Dare to Succeed – Success is a Choice" | Jim Barmore, MSc, PAS, Founding Partner of GPS Dairy Consulting, LLC

8:30 - 10:00pm | Networking Social

Thursday, December 8th

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: Technology is Revolutionizing the Dairy Industry

10:30 - 11:00am | “Let Cows Be Cows and Let Your Team Be Efficient – The Power of Integrating Technologies” | Sarah Anderson, Allflex

11:00 - 11:30am | “Manure is the Renewable, Sustainable Replacement for Commercial Fertilizer” | Mark Stoermann, Newtrient

11:30am - 12:00pm | “Capture the Next Level of Efficiency with Feed Center Automation” | Brady Gaalswyk, Easy-Automation

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

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

Breakout Sessions

"Grow ‘em Big, Grow ‘em Right – How Heifer Maturity Affects Productive Life" | Gavin Staley, BVSc, MMedVet, DiplACT, Diamond V

'Onboarding: Did We Have You at Hello?" | Kristy Pagel and Stephanie Jens, GPS Dairy Consulting, LLC

"Succeeding with Robotic Feeding" | Ben Thorpe, Lely 

"Carbon Credit & Market; It’s Not Just About Digesters Anymore" | Mark Stoermann, Newtrient, LLC 

"Smart Dairy – Precision Ag and Data Analytics for Optimal Management Decisions" | Joao Dorea, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

"Rethinking Transition Cow Management – Paradigms Worth Busting" | Lance Baumgard, PhD, Iowa State University 

"Making Data Work for You" | Patrick French, PhD, PhD R&D 

"Increasing Efficiency of Work Processes – Producer Perspective" | Jon Qual, Qual Dairy, and Marty Burken, Blue Hyll Dairy 

"Hypocalcemia: Should You Trick or Treat?" | Rod Martin, Protekta 

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