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Schedule

Wednesday, May 31

Exhibitor Move-in

10am - 4pm

 

Registration Open - Wednesday

9am - 7pm

 

Mycotoxin Workshop

3pm - 5pm

Mycotoxin testing is a crucial first step for incoming grain at commercial facilities across the country. Our two-hour hands-on workshop will teach participants how to effectively prepare a grain sample, conduct a mycotoxin test and analyze the results. Led by Dr. Erin Bowers of Iowa State University, attendees will work in small groups and receive individual attention to help improve their technique and understanding of the process from start to finish.

 

Concurrent Sessions - Wednesday

4pm - 5pm

Best Management Practices for Maintaining Stored Grain Quality

By Dr. Dirk Maier, professor and post-harvest engineer, Iowa State University

This overview of the latest post-harvest handling, drying, storage and processing techniques will help facilities achieve the optimal results for preserving the value of stored grain.

How will President Trump Impact Feed Industry Regulations?

By Richard Sellers, senior vice president of public policy and education, American Feed Industry Association

Elements of the Food Safety Modernization Act have been in place since last fall, but regulatory repeal was one of President Trump’s major campaign promises. Sellers, well-known FSMA expert, will provide an update on how the new administration is expected to impact feed manufacturing businesses.

 

Opening / Welcome

5:15pm

 

Reception & Trade Show - Wednesday

5:15 - 7pm

 

Thursday, June 1

Registration Open - Thursday

7am - 6pm

 

Breakfast Buffet & Trade Show - Thursday

7:30am - 8:30am

 

Panel Discussion

9:30am - 10:30am

Panel Discussion: Best Practices for Developing a Food Safety Plan

Moderator: Gerardo Morantes, food safety specialist, Bühler, Inc. Panelists: David Fairfield, senior vice president of feed services, National Grain and Feed Association; Dr. Kim Koch, feed center manager – program director, Northern Crops Institute; Robert Prevandar, managing director, global supply chain food safety, NSF International; Richard Sellers, senior vice president of public policy and education, American Feed Industry Association.

Panelists will share how their organizations assist feed manufacturers with written food safety plans required by FSMA, followed by a Q&A session.

Gerardo Morantes
Gerardo Morantes
David Fairfield
David Fairfield
Dr. Kim Koch
Dr. Kim Koch
Richard Sellers
Richard Sellers
Robert Prevendar
Robert Prevendar
 

Concurrent Sessions - Thursday AM

10:45am - 11:45am

How will President Trump Impact Feed Industry Regulations? (Repeat)

By Richard Sellers, senior vice president of public policy and education, American Feed Industry Association

What are the Key Metrics that Drive Grain Merchants’ Profits?

By Jeff Reardon, finance specialist, White Commercial Corp.

Please join us for an interactive session discussing where we are today, what is predicted to happen in the near future, and what can actions can be taken today to help bring grain merchandising profits to your company for the harvest of 2017?

 

Trade Show Open - Thursday

11:45am - 1:30pm

 

Lunch Buffet - Thursday

12pm - 1pm

 

Concurrent Sessions - Thursday PM

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Best Management Practices for Maintaining Stored Grain Quality (Repeat)

By Dr. Dirk Maier, professor and post-harvest engineer, Iowa State University

OSHA and Safety Regulations Under a New Administration

By Jess McCluer, vice president, safety and regulatory affairs, National Grain and Feed Association

Wonder how OSHA policies will be enforced under the Trump administration’s focus of reducing regulatory pressures? McCluer will discuss potential regulatory reforms for the feed and grain industry regarding safety and labor.

 

Refreshment Break & Trade Show

2:30pm - 3:30pm

 

Concurrent Sessions - Thursday PM

3:30pm - 4:30pm

What are the Key Metrics that Drive Grain Merchants’ Profits (Repeat)

By Jeff Reardon, finance specialist, White Commercial Corp.

OSHA Regulations Under a New Administration (Repeat)

By Jess McCluer, vice president, safety and regulatory affairs, National Grain and Feed Association

 

Reception & Trade Show - Thursday

4:30pm - 6pm

 

Friday, June 2

Registration Open - Friday

7:15am - 12pm

 

Breakfast Buffet & Trade Show - Friday

7:30am - 9:30am

 

Concurrent Sessions - Friday AM

9:30am - 10:30am

Employees: Education/Training Onboarding & Cross-Training

By Dr. John Foltz, Special Assistant to the President for Agricultural Initiatives, University of Idaho

Feed & Grain‘s own Manager’s Notebook author will will cover how to find, teach, treat and keep your next generation team by focusing on three key areas: education and training, employee onboarding and cross-training.

Emerging Global Markets

By Mike Dwyer, Chief Economist, US Grains Council

Dwyer will use his experience in worldwide ethanol market development and travels across Asia, Latin America and Europe to provide attendees with trade, marketing and policy analysis of developments in global supply and demand.

 

Refreshment Break - Friday

10:30am - 10:45am

 

General Session

10:45 am - 11:45 am

Handling the “Everyday” Crisis

Greg Martinelli of Ag Sales Professionals, a training & coaching service for sales professionals & sales leaders, will share how to handle the day to day type crisis that goes on in commercial agribusinesses. Rather than covering major recalls or huge events, he’ll focus on the manageable crises that can occur such as mis-mixed feed, poor customer service from one of your teammates (office/delivery driver), wrong products delivered, accounting errors in a customer’s bill or the rumor mill among producers.

 

Lunch Buffet & Trade Show - Friday

11:45am - 12:45pm

 

Prize Drawing

12:45pm - 1pm

 

Conference Closes

1pm

 

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