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Presenters for Feed & Grain LIVE ‘19 Heighten Excitement

Additions to the exciting session leader and speaker lineup for the third Feed & Grain LIVE are being confirmed daily. The educational event for feed and grain professionals is also drawing early registrants from around the region. It takes place January 8-10 in Altoona, IA. Full details are available at

Dr. Erin Bowers, associate scientist with Iowa State University, will kick off the event with a hands-on mycotoxin testing workshop. Sponsored by Neogen, the workshop includes testing for and identifying specific mycotoxins. Seating is limited, so those interested need to register now at

Leah Wilkinson, vice president of public policy and education with the American Feed Industry Association, will offer a 2019 industry outlook that includes domestic and international realities that affect our markets.

“Becoming the Manager” is a hot subject that Dr. John Foltz, chair, department of animal sciences, The Ohio State University, will address. He will provide up-and-coming managers the tools needed to transition from employees to managers.

Jim Wyckoff, owner of Jim Wyckoff on the Markets analytical, educational and training services, will analyze the grain and livestock futures markets and the factors that affect prices daily. Plus, he’ll share his new e-book free with every LIVE 2019 attendee.

Nick Treblik, business operations director with Cargill Feed and Nutrition USA, will talk about the company’s renowned safety culture and share practices to take home. From his start as a trainee and moving up the ranks to technician, plant manager, regional manager and to his current role, his message will definitely connect with attendees.

“Nick’s involvement in our industry is indicative of all our presenters and how they will connect with our attendees,” says Arlette Sambs, Feed & Grain publisher. “This complements our theme, which is ‘Making Connections.’ Some educational sessions have extended Q&A sessions and our trade show features exhibitors who have the time and the space to sit down and visit with attendees about their short- and long-term business needs.

“In other words, LIVE offers registrants multiple opportunities to learn from and get to know each other,” Sambs continues. “It’s an event that offers value to attendees and exhibitors alike.”

As for exhibitors, the list is growing daily. Sambs says some booth space is still available. She can be reached at 920-397-3828 or A show prospectus is available at

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