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Leaders Forum: 2019 Agenda

Leading your dairy operation has never been more important, or more challenging, with the increased size, technology and labor involved. Your key to success is learning and honing the leadership and technical skills needed to improve efficiency, manage risk, control costs, and lead the people who make up the team at your dairy.

Don’t miss the GPS Dairy Leaders Forum

GPS Dairy Consulting has put together this intensive, highly interactive meeting to allow you to network, collaborate and discuss your challenges with some of the industry’s most respected producers and dairy consultants. After just two days, you’ll head back to the dairy with tools and knowledge to achieve your goals.

Plan to arrive Tuesday, November 12th for the evening Meet & Greet Reception

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2019 GPS Dairy Leaders Forum Agenda

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
7:00pm10:00pm Registration, Meet & Greet Reception – Hors d’ oeuvres and Cash
Wednesday, November 14, 2019
Leaders Forum Opening
6:30am–7:45am Registration & Breakfast Buffet
8:00am–8:15am Welcome
8:15am–8:45am Transformative Knowledge & Technologies
for Dairies & the Dairy Ecosystem

Tim Taylor, Vyla
8:45am–9:30am Transforming Dairies with Livestock and Dairy Intelligence
Tom Breunig, Allflex
9:30am–10:00am Break
10:00am–11:30am Producer Panel:
Innovative Calf Facilities & Management

Sarah Daugherty, MSc, Paramount Calves
Laura Raatz, Wagner Farms Inc.
Darrin Young, Emerald Spring Dairy
Facilitated by: Bob James, PhD, GPS Dairy Consulting LLC
11:30am–12:00 pm Hot Topic #1
12:00pm–1:00 pm Lunch Buffet
1:00pm–1:50pm Knowing Your Feed Center Operational Costs
Jason Karzses, Cornell University
2:00 pm–2:50pm New Developments in Understanding Rumen & Gut Health—The Impacts of Restrictive Feeding?
Greg Penner, PhD, University of Saskatchewan
2:50pm–3:15pm Break
3:15pm–3:40pm Hot Topic #2
3:40pm–4:00pm Hot Topic #3
4:00pm–5:00pm Sponsor Showcase:
Network & Explore the Latest Technologies
5:00pm–6:15pm Sponsor Networking Reception
6:30pm–6:45pm NextGen: Leading Beyond Limits
Robb Bender, PhD, GPS Dairy Consulting LLC
6:45pm–7:00pm Awards & RECOGNITION
King Hickman, DVM, GPS Dairy Consulting LLC
7:00pm–7:45pm Dinner
7:45pm–9:00pm DINNER KEYNOTE:
Building Dairy Architecture for the Future

Karl Sinclair, Australian Fresh Milk Holdings Pty Ltd
9:00pm–10:30pm Networking Social

Wenesday, November 13, 2019
Breakfast & Breakouts | Nine topics to select from
7:30am–8:30am Breakout Session #1 (Including Breakfast)
8:40am–9:30am Breakout Session #2
9:30am–9:45am Break
9:45am–10:30am Breakout Session #3
10:30am–11:00am Break – Checkout of Hotel Room, if needed
11:00am–12:15pm FINANCIAL Panel:
A Keen Focus on Managing the Financial Margin

Steve Bodart, Compeer Financial
Jay Joy, GPS Dairy Consulting LLC/Milk Money LLC
Quentin Moxey, Australian Fresh Milk Holdings Pty Ltd
Facilitated by: Greg Steele, Compeer Financial
12:15pm–1:30pm Leadership Luncheon & Closing Remarks:
Shifting World Dairy Markets Brings Opportunities
M
ary Ledman, Rabobank
Thursday, Breakout Sessions & Rooms
Room 1: ISANTI 1 Room 2: ISANTI 2 Room 3: ISANTI 3
3 B’s of Udder Health - Bedding, Bacteria Load, Better Management
Sandra Godden, DVM, University of Minnesota
Transition Cow Nutrition Optimizing Early Milk
Tom Overton, PhD, Cornell University
Building Your Calf KPI’s to Optimize Future Herd Performance
Bob James, PhD, GPS Dairy Consulting LLC
3 B’s of Udder Health - Bedding, Bacteria Load, Better Management
Sandra Godden, DVM, University of Minnesota
Better Understanding & Leveraging Dairy Financial KPI’s
Jay Joy, GPS Dairy Consulting LLC/Milk Money LLC
Navigating Decisions on Grass-Alfalfa Strategies
Tom Kilcer, Advanced Ag Systems
Navigating Decisions on Grass-Alfalfa Strategies
Tom Kilcer, Advanced Ag Systems
Transition Cow Nutrition Optimizing Early Milk
Tom Overton, PhD, Cornell University
Building Your Calf KPI’s to Optimize Future Herd Performance
Bob James, PhD, GPS Dairy Consulting LLC
Room 4: MINNETONKA 1 Room 5: MINNETONKA 4 Room 6: MINNETONKA 7
Better Understanding & Leveraging Dairy Financial KPI’s
Jay Joy, GPS Dairy Consulting LLC/Milk Money LLC
Robotic Herd Start-up — Learnings & Insights
Lee Pattison, Pattison Dairy
Marty Faldet, PhD, GPS Dairy Consulting LLC
Gaining Efficiencies in Feeding & Feed Center Design
Joe Harner, PhD, Kansas State University
Agronomics of Growing “Clean” Forage in the Midwest
Damon Smith, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Gaining Efficiencies in Feeding & Feed Center Design
Joe Harner, PhD, Kansas State University
People are Your #1 Dairy Business Assets
Kristy Pagel, GPS Dairy Consulting LLC
Agronomics of Growing “Clean” Forage in the Midwest
Damon Smith, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Robotic Herd Start-up — Learnings & Insights
Lee Pattison, Pattison Dairy
Marty Faldet, PhD, GPS Dairy Consulting LLC
People are Your #1 Dairy Business Assets
Kristy Pagel, GPS Dairy Consulting LLC

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