MILK BUSINESS CONFERENCE IS NOW COMPLETE.
JOIN US NEXT YEAR AT CAESAR'S PALACE, LAS VEGAS!

DECEMBER 10-11, 2024

The conference is now over, but feel free to look at everything we covered at this year's show!

 

Time Name Description
8:00 AM - 1:00 PMExhibitor Set Up 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PMRegistration Open 
2:50 PM - 3:45 PMA Deep Dive into Dairy Policy and Market Trends - Conversation with leading experts about the Farm Bill and the economic outlook into 2024 and beyond

Chip Flory, AgriTalk
Jackie Klippenstein, Dairy Farmers of America
Stephen Cain, Senior Director, Economic Research & Analysis, National Milk Producers Federation
Joe Outlaw, Regents Fellow, Professor and Extension Economist, Texas A&M University

3:55 PM - 4:25 PMFocus Session Breakouts Round 1

The Way to Dairy
Speaker: Dan Meihak, Senior Consultant, Lely
Session Provided by:  Lely

3:55 PM - 4:25 PMFocus Session Breakouts Round 1

Is your pregnancy-test method holding back your dairy?
Speakers:  Josh Wooley – Owner and general manager of ADM laboratories & Dr. Cesar Narciso – Veterinarian at Sequoia Veterinary Services
Session Provided by: IDEXX

3:55 PM - 4:25 PMFocus Session Breakouts Round 1

Supporting Normal with the Use of Probiotics in Dairy Cattle Diets
Speaker: Dr. Jim Sullivan Technical Services Manager, Chr. Hansen
Session Provided by:  Chr Hansen

4:35 PM - 5:05 PMFocus Session Breakouts Round 2

 

The Power of Data and Documentation in Dairy
Speaker: Matt Schleicher, Dairy and Livestock Production Systems Marketing Manager, John Deere
Session Provided by:  John Deere

4:35 PM - 5:05 PMFocus Session Breakouts Round 2

Artificial Intelligence: Betting Big on Precision Dairy
Demonstrating the future management capabilities through Machine Learning combined with today’s technologies
Speaker: Daniel Weigel, Research Director, Outcomes Research, Zoetis

Session Provided by:  Zoetis

4:35 PM - 5:05 PMFocus Session Breakouts Round 2

 

How to mitigate oxidative and metabolic stress in Dairy Cattle
Speakers: Dr David Krahn
Chris Schuetze Owner/President of Tracer Minerals
Michael Prescott VP of Sales
Session Provided by:  Tracer Minerals

5:15 PM - 6:00 PMMILK Business Awards Presentation

Join us in celebrating and recognizing these outstanding producers. Find more information here

6:00 PM - 7:30 PMOpening Reception and Sponsor Networking

Sponsored by:

Time Name Description
7:30 AM - 8:30 AMBreakfast and Exhibit Hall Open 
8:15 AM - 9:15 AMHow to Find, Retain and Develop the Best Farm Employees

Jorge Delgado, Training and Talent Development for Dairy Workers, Alltech
Katie Grinstead, Vir Clar Farm, Fon du Lac, Wis.

9:15 AM - 10:00 AMThe Biggest Challenges Ahead for Animal Agriculture

Dr. Robert Hagevoort, New Mexico State University Dairy Extension

10:00 AM - 10:30 AMBreak - Expo Open 
10:30 AM - 11:00 AMFocus Session Breakouts Round 2

How to mitigate oxidative and metabolic stress in Dairy Cattle
Speakers: Dr David Krahn
Chris Schuetze Owner/President of Tracer Minerals
Michael Prescott VP of Sales
Session Provided by:  Tracer Minerals

10:30 AM - 11:00 AMFocus Session Breakouts Round 2

The Power of Data and Documentation in Dairy
Speaker: Matt Schleicher, Dairy and Livestock Production Systems Marketing Manager, John Deere
Session Provided by:  John Deere

10:30 AM - 11:00 AMFocus Session Breakouts Round 2

Artificial Intelligence: Betting Big on Precision Dairy
Demonstrating the future management capabilities through Machine Learning combined with today’s technologies
Speaker: Daniel Weigel, Research Director, Outcomes Research, Zoetis

Session Provided by:  Zoetis

11:05 AM - 11:35 AMFocus Session Breakouts Round 2

Supporting Normal with the Use of Probiotics in Dairy Cattle Diets
Speaker: Dr. Jim Sullivan Technical Services Manager, Chr. Hansen
Session Provided by:  Chr Hansen

11:05 AM - 11:35 AMFocus Session Breakouts Round 2

The Way to Dairy
Speaker: Dan Meihak, Senior Consultant, Lely
Session Provided by:  Lely

11:05 AM - 11:35 AMFocus Session Breakouts Round 2

Is your pregnancy-test method holding back your dairy?
Speakers:  Josh Wooley – Owner and general manager of ADM laboratories & Dr. Cesar Narciso – Veterinarian at Sequoia Veterinary Services
Session Provided by: IDEXX

11:30 AM - 1:00 PMLunch and U.S. Farm Report Taping

Host: Tyne Morgan, U.S. Farm Report
Panelists: Lucas Fuess, Senior Dairy Analyst, Rabo Research Food & Agribusiness
Phil Plourd, President, Ever.Ag Insights
Dan Basse, Ag Resource Company

1:00 PM - 1:45 PMExpo Open/Networking Time 
1:45 PM - 2:30 PMClimate-Smart Ag: What’s in it for you? Unprecedented funding, incentives and technical assistance are coming online for GHG reductions. Learn how to tap into the carbon economy to build alternate revenue streams for any operation.

Moderator: Karen Scanlon, Executive Vice President, Environmental Stewardship for Dairy Management Inc.
Panelists: Evan Barton, South Fork Dairy, Newark, Ohio
Nicholas Goeser, Principal, Carbon A List
Tim Trotter, CEO, Edge Dairy Cooperative

2:30 PM - 3:30 PMFrom Good to Great - Producers share their recipe for success

Moderator: Karen Bohnert, Dairy Editorial Director, Farm Journal
Panelists: Chris Szydel, Pagel's Ponderosa Dairy, Kewaunee, Wis.
Ben Smith, Cool Lawn Farm, Bealeton, Va.
Laurenio Vitorino, Countyline LLC, Hilmar, Calif.

3:30 PM - 5:30 PMDairy DARTY by the Pool

What's a Dairy DARTY?  A Day Party! Join us for an afternoon of networking, games and fun. Meet other dairy producers while enjoying the beautiful Caesar's Palace pool deck with food, drinks and sunshine!
Sponsored by:
           

Time Name Description
8:00 AM - 9:00 AMBreakfast & Expo Open 
8:30 AM - 9:30 AMThe Key to Passing the Torch and Setting up a Successful Farm Transfer. Don’t let time become an enemy; start planning for the next generation today.

Dr. Shannon Ferrell, Oklahoma State University

9:30 AM - 10:30 AMKeynote Speaker: "Work That Matters"

Jeff Civillico, Las Vegas Headline, Host Personality, Philanthropist
Find out more!

10:30 AM - 11:30 AMHow Can Beef on Dairy Make You Even More Money?

Moderator: Chip Flory, AgriTalk
Bob Sato, Friona Industries
Josh White, National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Denton Ross, Owner, Arizona Dairy Company, Gila Bend, Az.