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Schedule

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019

Registration Open

1:00 – 7:00 p.m.

 

Hands-on Workshop

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Perfect Your Mycotoxin Testing Technique*

By Dr. Erin Bowers, associate scientist, Iowa State University

Our workshop is back by popular demand! We’ll begin with an overview of mycotoxins and where the risks are greatest in 2019. Then, get hands-on experience testing grain samples for common mycotoxins using cutting-edge grain testing supplies and analysis equipment.

Sponsored by Neogen

*Seating is limited. Pre-registration required for this free workshop.

 

Concurrent Sessions

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Becoming the Manager

By Dr. John Foltz, chair of the Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University

As baby boomers retire, the next generation of managers needs to take their place.

This session is designed to give up-and-coming leaders a greater understanding of how to transition to new roles and will highlight the importance of succession planning for current management.

Safety Made Practical: Policies you Can Apply Today

By Nick Treblik, business operations director, Cargill Feed & Nutrition USA

A director from Cargill, renowned leader in safety across the feed and grain industry, will share examples of the policies and practices that helped the company earn its good reputation.

 

Reception & Trade Show *With Two $100 Cash Prize Giveaways*

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Mingle and make connections with heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks and two $100 cash prize giveaways.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019

Registration Open

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

Breakfast Buffet & Trade Show

7:30 – 9:30 a.m.

 

Cover Story Panel Discussion: Where are They Now?

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

A diverse panel of representatives from companies that have been featured on the cover of Feed & Grain will share how their businesses have grown and changed since our visit. Panelists include Steve Allen, plant manager, ADM; Jeff Jones, vice president and director of central operations, MKC; and Kris Torbert, live operations manager, Wayne Farms, LLC.

 

Refreshment Break

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

 

Concurrent Sessions

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

2019 Feed Industry Outlook

By Leah Wilkinson, vice president of public policy and education with the American Feed Industry Association

A look at how trends, tariffs, weather, infrastructure, regulations and other factors will shape the feed industry in 2019. Leave feeling prepared to take on the hurdles and opportunities that lie ahead.

Becoming the Manager (Repeat)

By Dr. John Foltz, chair of the Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University

As baby boomers retire, the next generation of managers needs to take their place.

This session is designed to give up-and-coming leaders a greater understanding of how to transition to new roles and will highlight the importance of succession planning for current management.

 

Lunch Buffet & Trade Show

11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 

Concurrent Sessions

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Proven Tips for Grain Traders

By Jim Wyckoff, Jim Wyckoff on the Markets

This session will bring clarity to technical aspects of the grain and livestock futures markets as well as analyze the important outside markets that impact agriculture market prices on a daily basis.

Practical Safety Policies You Can Start Today (Repeat)

By Nick Treblik, business operations director, Cargill Feed & Nutrition USA

A director from Cargill, renowned leader in safety across the feed and grain industry, will share examples of the policies and practices that helped the company earn its good reputation.

 

Refreshment Break

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

 

Concurrent Sessions

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Proven Tips for Grain Traders (Repeat)

By Jim Wyckoff, Jim Wyckoff on the Markets

This session will bring clarity to technical aspects of the grain and livestock futures markets as well as analyze the important outside markets that impact agriculture market prices on a daily basis.

2019 Feed Industry Outlook (Repeat)

By Leah Wilkinson, vice president of public policy and education with the American Feed Industry Association

A look at how trends, tariffs, weather, infrastructure, regulations and other factors will shape the feed industry in 2019. Leave feeling prepared to take on the hurdles and opportunities that lie ahead.

 

Reception & Trade Show *With Two $100 Cash Prize Giveaways*

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Mingle and make connections with heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks and two $100 cash prize giveaways.

 

Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019

Registration Open

7:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

Breakfast Buffet & Trade Show

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

 

Concurrent Sessions

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Engraining Culture in the 21st Century


By Amy Jones, human development, Didion Milling

Learn about the non-traditional approaches Didion Milling and Ethanol is applying on their journey to building a people-powered enterprise.

Digital Transformation in Agribusiness and the Blockchain Revolution

By Robert Barnes, president, Agriflo

This session will explain what exactly Blockchain is, how it works, its applicability to the feed and grain sectors, why adoption of this technology is happening much faster than you think (hint: it already is!), and why organizations need to be preparing for it now.

 

Refreshment Break

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.

 

Closing Keynote Address

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

U.S. Soybean Export Council’s Ed Beaman

Our keynote speaker serves as Senior Director, Basic Market Development & Regional Director Asia Subcontinent for the U.S. Soybean Export Council. Beaman will share how USSEC is addressing market challenges by developing new and growing markets around the world by focusing on increasing protein consumption and addressing market access issues.

 

Lunch Buffet & Trade Show

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

$200 Cash Prize Giveaway & Closing

12:00 p.m.

 

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