PARIS LAS VEGAS HOTEL AND CASINO
December 13-15, 2022

AGENDA

Discover new ideas through engaging education sessions and exciting keynote speakers. Click on each day listed below for a preview of topics and speakers.

 

Time Name Description
12:00 PM - 2:00 PMRegistration Open 
12:00 PM - 2:00 PMSponsor Networking - Expo Open 
2:00 PM - 2:05 PMWelcome

Karen Bohnert, Dairy Editorial Director

2:05 PM - 3:00 PMSustainability Roundtable: Large Dairy Sustainability – What’s your attitude? Is the Glass Half Full, or Half Empty?

Moderator: Lori Captain, Executive Vice President of Global Sustainability Strategy, Science and Industry Affairs, Dairy Management Inc.
Panelists: Emily Johannes, Senior Manager, Diverse and Sustainable Sourcing, Nestlé USA ;
Angela Anderson, Director Sustainable Dairy, Starbucks Coffee Company
Arlene Vander Eyk, Vander Eyk & Sons Dairy in Pixley, California

3:10 PM - 3:40 PMFocus Session Breakouts Round 1: Choose from the 3 sessions below 
3:10 PM - 3:40 PMHow To Use Alertys Sample Based Pregnancy Testing To Improve Reproductive Efficiency On Your Dairy

Moderator: Dr. Jim Rhoades, Sr. Professional Services Veterinarian, IDEXX
Panelists: Brandon Beavers, Full Circle Jerseys, Dalhart, TX
Tyler Riberiro, Rib-Arrow Dairy, Tulare, CA
Session Provided by IDEXX

3:10 PM - 3:40 PMMicrobial solutions on the farm to improve plant health, silage preservation and animal health

Speaker:David Ledgerwood, MS
Session provided by: Chr Hansen

3:10 PM - 3:40 PMRespiratory Disease in Dairy Calves: The True Cost

Dr. Steve Foulke
Session provided by Boehringer Ingelheim

3:45 PM - 4:15 PMFocus Session Breakouts Round 2: Choose from the 3 sessions below 
3:45 PM - 4:15 PMFrom Field to Feed: Untapped Insights for Your Dairy

Speaker: Julia Romagnoli, John Deere
Session provided by John Deere

3:45 PM - 4:15 PMImproving IVF Results: In the Lab & Cow with EPA/DHA Omega-3

Speaker: Dr. Kevin Murphy- Global Technical Director, Virtus Nutrition
Session provided by Virtus Nutrition

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM Reshaping Your Business With Robots

Moderator: Dan Meihak, Lely
Panelists: Vance Ahlem, Countyline LLC, Turlock, CA
Roeland Stoeker, Ned-Tex Dairy, Stephenville, TX
David Trimner, Miltrim Fams, Athens, WI
Session provided by Lely

4:20 PM - 5:20 PMLabor: Refine Retention A conversation on how to keep your good employees

Moderator: Tyne Morgan, Host, U.S. Farm Report
Panelists:  Juan Quezada, Director of Training & Development, Milk Source
Jimmy Tosh, CEO of Tosh Farms, Tosh Pork, LLC, and Bacon By Gosh, Inc. Henry County, Tennessee
Casey Dugan, Desperado Dairy, Arizona

5:30 PM - 7:00 PMOpening Reception and Sponsor Networking

Sponsored by

Time Name Description
7:15 AM - 8:15 AMBreakfast and Exhibit Hall Open

Breakfast Sponsored by 

8:15 AM - 9:00 AMPolicy Update with Jim Wiesemeyer

Jim Wiesemeyer, Washington Analyst Pro Farmer & Farm Journal

9:00 AM - 9:45 AMWater Crisis: How Will We Feed Our Cows in the Future?

Dr. Thomas Borch, Colorado State University

9:45 AM - 10:15 AMBREAK

Sponsored by

10:15 AM - 10:45 AMFocus Session Round 1 (Choose from the 3 sessions below) 
10:15 AM - 10:45 AMFrom Field to Feed: Untapped Insights for Your Dairy

Speaker: Julia Romagnoli, John Deere
Session provided by John Deere

10:15 AM - 10:45 AMImproving IVF Results: In the Lab & Cow with EPA/DHA Omega-3

Speaker: Dr. Kevin Murphy- Global Technical Director, Virtus Nutrition
Session provided by Virtus Nutrition

10:15 AM - 10:45 AMReshaping Your Business with Robots

Moderator: Dan Meihak, Lely
Panelists: Vance Ahlem, Countyline LLC, Turlock, CA
Roeland Stoeker, Ned-Tex Dairy, Stephenville, TX
David Trimner, Miltrim Fams, Athens, WI
Session provided by Lely

10:50 AM - 11:20 AMFocus Session Round 2 (choose from the 3 sessions below) 
10:50 AM - 11:20 AMHow To Use Alertys Sample Based Pregnancy Testing To Improve Reproductive Efficiency On Your Dairy

Moderator: Dr. Jim Rhoades, Sr. Professional Services Veterinarian, IDEXX
Panelists: Brandon Beavers, Full Circle Jerseys, Dalhart, TX
Tyler Riberiro, Rib-Arrow Dairy, Tulare, CA
Session Provided by IDEXX

10:50 AM - 11:20 AMMicrobial solutions on the farm to improve plant health, silage preservation and animal health

Session provided by: Chr Hansen
Speaker:David Ledgerwood, MS

10:50 AM - 11:20 AMRespiratory Disease in Dairy Calves: The True Cost

Dr. Steve Foulke
Session provided by Boehringer Ingelheim

11:30 AM - 1:00 PMLUNCH & U.S. Farm Report

U.S. Farm Report Host: Tyne Morgan
Panelists: Dan Basse, Economist & President, AgResource Company
Mike North, Principal, ever.ag
Roland Fumasi, Head of RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness North America - Rabobank

Sponsored by
       

1:00 PM - 1:45 PMDessert & Sponsor Networking 
1:45 PM - 2:45 PMEight Core Values Bridge the Dynamics of Family and Business

Fireside Chat with Todd Malecha, Owner, Malecha Dairy Enterprises & 
Tyne Morgan, Host, U.S. Farm Report

2:45 PM - 3:30 PMYoung Producer Panel

Moderator:  Karen Bohnert, Dairy Editorial Director, Farm Journal
Panelists:  Tony Lopes, Tony L. Lopes Dairy L.P., California
Rachel Holtz from Willow Bend Farm, LLC in Bloomfield, N.Y.
Ben Smith, Cool Lawn Farm, Remington, VA

Sponsored by:

3:30 PM - 4:30 PMKeynote Speaker: Alex Weber

Alex Weber, American Ninja Warrior, International Speaker, Award-Winning, Entertainer
 

5:30 PM - 7:00 PMNetworking reception - Beer Park Las Vegas

Located in the Paris Las Vegas hotel, Beer Park is a unique and fun venue with awesome views!

Sponsored by

Time Name Description
7:30 AM - 8:30 AMBreakfast & Expo Open

Breakfast sponsored by

8:30 AM - 9:15 AMGo Bold with Renewable Energy - Explore the future of on-farm dairy sustainability amid a global focus on advancing climate-smart agriculture and renewable energy adoption

Moderator: Amy Skocazlas Cole, Executive Vice President, Trust in Food
Panelists:  Marissa Watson Vice President of Sustainability, Dairy West
Kevin O'Donnell, Sr. VP Sustainability, DFA

9:15 AM - 10:00 AMThe Unthinkable: A One-on-One Interview with New Mexico dairy producer who had to euthanize nearly 3,700 cows

Art Schapp, owner of Highland Dairy, Clovis, N.M.

10:00 AM2022 MILK Business Conference Concludes