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PDPW

BUSINESS CONFERENCE

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY

MARCH 16 - 17

ALLIANT ENERGY CENTER

MADISON, WI

be inspired by your peers and other industry experts.

Gather leading-edge research and technology.

inspire others by sharing your knowledge and expertise.

Join PDPW for two informational and inspirational days.

dairy

Professional Dairy Producers ®


Day 1

Wednesday, March 16

8:00 am Registration begins

8:00 am Hall of Ideas & Equipment Show opens

9:00 am Hands-On and Specialty Sessions

10:30 am Learning Lounge Presentations

11:15 am Conference Kick-Off

EMCEE:

Mike Austin

KEYNOTE: The Dawn of a New Era:

Competing in the Global Marketplace

Dan Basse

12:30 pm Lunch - Hall of Ideas & Equipment Show

12:45 pm Learning Lounge Presentations

1:30 pm Learning Lounge Presentations

2:15 pm Hands-On and Breakout Sessions

4:30 pm Wisconsin-Style Reception

Hall of Ideas & Equipment Show

6:30 pm Dinner & Evening Entertainment

KEYNOTE: Andy Gross

Until Midnight - Hospitality & Refreshments

Day 2

Thursday, March 17


8:00 am Registration & Hall of Ideas

& Equipment Show

8:30 am Hands-On and Specialty Sessions

9:30 am Brunch in Hall of Ideas

10:00 am Learning Lounge Presentations

11:00 am General Session

KEYNOTE: Connecting with Consumers: They Want to

Know Their Producers

Charlie Arnot, Craig Culver, and

Annika Stensson

12:30 pm Learning Lounge Presentations

1:15 pm Hands-On & Breakout Sessions

3:30 pm Inspirational Session

KEYNOTE: Last Man Down: A Fireman’s Story

FDNY Chief Richard Picciotto

4:30 pm Conference concludes

#PDPWinspire

Be Inspired,Inspire Others

Dairying… so much more than a job!

It’s your life’s work, your craft, your passion, your future.

Dairying inspires you to learn, set goals, invest and build for tomorrow.

Every day your cows, family and colleagues expect your A-game.

You are the most valuable asset to your business and you hold the keys to your success.

It’s up to you to inspire success each and every day.

We’ve designed the 2016 PDPW Business Conference with that goal in mind –

to inspire you and your fellow dairy enthusiasts. This is your place to re-energize.

You will find inspiration around every corner with two full days of breakouts, learning lounges and handson

sessions. Discover new ideas and information to take home to your dairy

making 2016 your best year yet.

The PDPW Business Conference

is packed with elite resources exclusive

to this extraordinary event!

47 speakers and panelists

6 dynamic keynote speakers

23 breakout and specialty sessions

15 learning lounge sessions – details on page 7

3 hands-on learning sessions – details on page 2

Over 200 companies showcasing products and new ideas

MISSION SPONSORS

Badgerland Financial

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.

Land O’Lakes

Landmark Services Cooperative

MorganMyers

Professional Dairy Producers Foundation

Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board

Zinpro Performance Minerals

CORPORATE SPONSORS

Agri-View

Agstar Financial Services

Alforex Seeds

American Foods Group

ANIMART

Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition

Atten Babler Commodities LLC

Bayland Buildings

BMO Harris Bank

BouMatic

CP Feeds LLC

in the Hall of Ideas & Equipment Show.

A SINCERE THANK YOU TO OUR 2016 SPONSORS!

Dairyland Seed Co., Inc.

DeWitt Ross & Stevens

Diamond V

DuPont Pioneer

Elanco Animal Health

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative

Focus on Energy

Foremost Farms USA

GEA Farm Technologies, Inc.

Greenstone Farm Credit Services

Investors Community Bank

Merck Animal Health

Progressive Dairyman

Quality Liquid Feeds, Inc.

Roto-Mix

Rural Mutual Insurance Company

Twohig Rietbrock Schneider & Halbach, S.C.

USAgNet LLC

Van Beek Natural Science

Westway Feed Products

Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association

Zoetis


Hands-On Hub

Dig in to Hands-On Specialty Sessions. Both days, morning and afternoon sessions are repeated, so you can attend

one, two or all three sessions.

MORNING SESSIONS 9:00 – 10:15 am

WHY COWS DIE: Unlock the Answers

Necropsy is an invaluable tool for determining a cow’s cause of death.

Without it, cause of death is a guess, and you lack the information

needed to prevent future cow health problems. Dr. Frank Garry,

DVM and Dr. Don Sockett, DVM will demonstrate necropsy

and discuss how it enables you to work more effectively with your

veterinarian to implement the best approaches to optimize cattle

health. CEU: 1.5 UW-SVM; 1.25 ARPAS

AFTERNOON SESSIONS 2:15 – 3:45 pm

WHY COWS DIE: Unlock the Answers

Necropsy is an invaluable tool for determining a cow’s cause of

death. Without it, cause of death is a guess, and you lack the

information needed to prevent future cow health problems. Dr. Frank

Garry, DVM and Dr. Don Sockett, DVM will demonstrate

necropsy and discuss how it enables you to work more effectively with

your veterinarian to implement the best approaches

to optimize cattle health. CEU: 1.5 UW-SVM; 1.25 ARPAS

KEEPING CALVES HEALTHY:

Pinpoint the Signs of Pneumonia

Calves are your profitability for the future. Safeguarding their health

ensures that profitability. In this hands-on session, Dr. Sarah

Raabis, DVM will help you identify the clinical signs, diagnostics

KEEPING CALVES HEALTHY:

Pinpoint the Signs of Pneumonia

Calves are your profitability for the future. Safeguarding their health

ensures that profitability. In this hands-on session, Dr. Sarah

Raabis, DVM will help you identify the clinical signs, diagnostics

and pathology of dairy calf pneumonia by examining postmortem calf

lungs. See first-hand the lesions to look for on necropsy to identify

clinical and subclinical pneumonia and to ultimately diagnose and

provide the right treatment for healthy calves.

CEU: 1.5 UW-SVM; 1.25 ARPAS

and pathology of dairy calf pneumonia by examining postmortem calf

lungs. See first-hand the lesions to look for on necropsy to identify

clinical and subclinical pneumonia and to ultimately diagnose and

provide the right treatment for healthy calves.

CEU:1.5 UW-SVM; 1.25 ARPAS

LIVE ANIMAL DEMONSTRATION: Understand

How Cattle Learn (afternoon session only)

Handling dairy cattle correctly, no matter their age, saves time,

prevents injury and promotes optimal animal well-being. Dr. Don

Höglund, DVM will show you how

dairy animals interpret and respond

to their surroundings. He will further

explain how knowing your cows and

their reactions can maximize your

herd’s potential.

CEU: 1.8 UW-SVM; 1.5 ARPAS

DayOne

8:00 am

Registration begins and

Hall of Ideas & Equipment Show opens

MORNING SPECIALTY SESSIONS

9:00 – 10:15 am

Select one of six sessions

1 CREATE THE PERFECT DINING EXPERIENCE

Does the dining environment on your farm encourage natural feeding

behavior and optimal feed intake? Farms that ensure feed availability

24/7 often see 4 to 8 pounds per day greater milk production.

Key components of the feeding environment include bunk space

and stocking density, uniform feed delivery, feed push-up strategy,

feeding frequency, and avoiding empty bunk

syndrome. From Dr. Rick Grant, learn more

about providing an ideal dining environment for your

cows to boost eating and ruminating, improve rumen

health and increase herd productivity.

CEU: 1.5 UW-SVM; 1.25 ARPAS

2 AVOIDING A CATABOLIC

CATASTROPHY

Successfully managing the transition period is critical

to ensuring outstanding production and performance in

the subsequent lactation. Understanding, monitoring,

and nutritionally supporting cows as they move from

late gestation to early lactation can improve milk and

reproductive performance while decreasing disease

risk. With Dr. Daryl Nydam, explore the keys to

facilitating a successful transition and avoid a catabolic

Armageddon in your herd. CEU: 1.5 UW-SVM; 1.25 ARPAS

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Day 1 continued

3 WISE INVESTMENTS FINANCE YOUR FUTURE:

Strategic Asset Investment

The value of smart investing in the dairy industry is crucial, especially

in challenging economic times. Making investments that will positively

impact the future profitability for your dairy is a must to develop a

sustainable business. Dr. Allan Gray, will show you how sharpening

the pencil, and cranking up the spreadsheet can really help separate

good investments from bad. This session will equip you with the

7-step process to estimating the value of strategic investments and a

spreadsheet that will help you follow it. CEU: 1.5 UW-SVM

4 PLAYING IT SAFE:

Ongoing Employee Safety Training

Dairy farming is a dangerous occupation. Developing a consistent safety

education and training program for farm employees is essential. Juan

Quezada, Director of Safety at MilkSource, Inc. will moderate and

share how he implements farm safety education for all of their dairy

locations, while fellow dairy producers Walt Moore from Pennsylvania

and Mary Kraft from Colorado will share their experiences in

developing and following on-farm safety education. CEU: 1.5 UW-SVM

5 PARTNERS IN PRACTICE PERFECTING CARE:

Veterinarian/Farmer Panel Shares BMPs

Your veterinarian is one of the most trusted and valued resources on the

dairy. This session gets to the heart of how veterinarian and dairy farmer

relationships are paying off for animals, people and their businesses.

This panel discussion directed by Dr. Jon Garber will feature two

producer/veterinarian teams – Keith York and Dr. Tom Strause;

Marty Hallock and Dr. Quarberg - who will share what they’ve

learned, saved and improved. CEU: 1.5 UW-SVM; 1.25 ARPAS

6 MILK AND THE TRAVELING ROAD SHOW:

What’s It Worth Anyway?

The dairy industry, from producers to processors, does

not agree on many issues. But one topic of general

agreement is the dissatisfaction with our current

product price formulas, which based on federal or

state regulation, essentially requires someone to

determine what milk is worth every month.

Dr. Mark Stephenson, will discuss

options for changing the current

formulas, for determining a monthly

milk price, and even how milk

prices might be determined without

regulation. CEU: 1.5 UW-SVM

CONFERENCE KICK-OFF

11:15 am – 12:30 pm

National Anthem

EMCEE - Mike Austin, Professional Radio &

TV Broadcaster, Green Bay, Wis.

THE DAWN OF A NEW ERA:

Opportunity Awaits the Wise

The world is changing. Many factors such as the rising U.S. dollar

and drive by China to be self-sufficient in grain and livestock offers

new economic challenges for

U.S. dairymen. In the midst

of growing U.S. and world

agriculture production, many

are starting to worry over the

stagnant world food demand.

Dan Basse, President of

AgResource Company, will

shine light on global agriculture

markets and offer valuable

insight as to the best practices

for your future profitability.

Learn today how to capture

tomorrow. CEU:1.2 UW-SVM; 1 PD CCA

LUNCH - HALL OF IDEAS & EQUIPMENT

SHOW

12:30 – 2:15 pm

AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS

2:15 – 5:45 pm

Select three of six sessions

Each session runs for one hour (unless otherwise noted)

1. A WORLD OF CHANGE: What Does the Future

Hold? (presents once, 2:15 - 4:30)

The world of economics is vastly dynamic and ever changing. In this

international producer panel moderated by Dan Basse, hear first-hand

from French dairy farmer, Thibaut Cordel and German dairy farmer,

Jan Heusmann, their thoughts on the quota system and how its loss

has affected their dairying practices. Get their take on the future of the

dairy industry in their respective countries and globally. CEU: 2.4 UW-SVM

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Day 1 continued

2 CROPS UNDER COVER:

Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck

Water quality and dairy farms go hand in hand and UW Discovery

Farms is committed to working with dairy farmers to understand how

agricultural systems can protect water quality. Dennis Frame and

Amber Radatz, will share the facts about cover crops and their

valuable impact on water quality. Discover the best places and times

to utilize cover crops to attain the most benefit for your operation and

the environment. CEU: 1.2 UW-SVM; 1 NM CCA

3 FEEDING WITH MILK IN MIND:

Rumen Fiber Dynamics

How often do you think about rumen fiber digestion and passage?

Understanding the role of fiber digestibility and indigestibility is critical

for predicting dairy cow response and optimizing milk component

production from forages. The industry is entering a new era in measuring

forage fiber digestion characteristics and accurately predicting cow

response to forage quality. Dr. Rick Grant shares the importance of

measuring fiber digestibility, the latest guidelines for feeding forage, and

leveraging the intake potential of grasses and legumes.

CEU: 1.2 UW-SVM; 1.0 ARPAS

4 HEALTHY CALVES, HEALTHY PROFITS

(presents first two sessions only)

Lively, healthy, active calves thriving in all environments. It’s every calf

feeder’s dream and it can be achieved with the perfect combination of

feeding, management, disease prevention and performance monitoring.

Dr. Daryl Nydam will discuss the impact of best feeding practices

and environmental management on disease resistance and overall

performance in your quest for healthy, profitable calves.

CEU: 1.2 UW-SVM; 1.0 ARPAS

5 PURPOSE, PASSION, PERFORMANCE:

Lead Your Team Successfully

Why do you do what you do and what drives you to do it? These, among

other questions, determine how well you perform and Tom Thibedeau

will help address those questions in this session. Driven for a purpose,

fired by passion or otherwise motivated, learn how your purpose and

passion affect your performance and leadership skills.

CEU: 1.2 UW-SVM; 1 PD CCA

WISCONSIN-STYLE CHEESE RECEPTION

4:30 – 6:15 pm

Visit the Hall of Ideas & Equipment Show and enjoy a

selection of award-winning cheeses and refreshments.

DINNER & EVENING ENTERTAINMENT

6:30 pm

YOU HAVE TO HEAR IT TO BELIEVE IT!

We’ve booked him for you – one

of the hottest stand-up comic,

magician and ventriloquist acts

in the entertainment industry,

Andy Gross. He performs over

150 shows a year at comedy

clubs, Las Vegas, cruise ships,

fortune 500 corporate events,

colleges and performing arts

theaters. He will leave you

spellbound.

HOSPITALITY & REFRESHMENTS

Until midnight.

Andy’s unique combination of

stand-up comedy, magic and

ventriloquism make him one of

the most sought after corporate

entertainers in the world. His

voice throwing is amazing to

hear and only a few people in

the world have that skill. It is

must hear to believe! Sit back,

relax and enjoy the laughs.

6 CASH-IN: Strategies for Capital Success

There is no sugar coating it, tough times are here. These times may

require a shift in management strategies to deal with margins that are

more than a little tight. In this session, Dr. Allan Gray will examine

and highlight eight key management strategies to help you to navigate

the current economic situation and position yourself profitably.

CEU: 1.2 UW-SVM

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Day 2

Day 2

8:00 am

Registration begins

Hall of Ideas & Equipment Show opens

BRUNCH

9:30 am – 11:00 am

Grab a bite to eat anytime in the Hall of Ideas & Equipment Show at

your convenience.

MORNING SPECIALTY SESSIONS

8:30 am – 9:45 am

Select one of six sessions

Each session runs for one hour (unless otherwise noted)

1 MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION: Buy or Lease

Having the acreage for forages and nutrient management is a challenge

facing many farmers. When the opportunity arises to gain access to

more acres of farmland, the decision to buy, lease or sell is crucial to

farm sustainability. While adding acreage can boost the profits of farm

businesses, it can also jeopardize the financial stability of an operation.

Dr. Bruce Jones will present some key factors that farm operators

must consider when contemplating farmland purchases or lease

arrangements. CEU: 1.5 UW-SVM

2 THE BEST OF THE BEST:

Creating a Magnetic Work Environment

Attract the best, retain the best. That’s the motto that Trevina

Broussard promotes for employee hiring and retention. In other

words, instead of convincing people that your dairy is a great place

to work, it is far easier to hire great employees who want to work

for you. The best way to do that is to create a magnetic culture - an

environment that keeps good employees while attracting more like

them. This high-energy, high-impact presentation will teach

you how to attract the best and repel the rest and how to

engage, retain, and grow your top performers.

CEU: 1.5 UW-SVM; 1 PD CCA

3 RESULTS CAN BE DECEIVING:

Proper Feed Analysis and Consistency

How do dairy farmers end up with some bad diets? Improper use of

composition data is the culprit. Often, feeds appear to have changed

based on a lab test, but in reality that change is the result of a sampling

error. Dr. Bill Weiss will highlight proper sampling techniques and the

use of this feed analysis data to steer clear of bad diets. Ultimately, less

variability in feed composition values can increase consistency and reduce

the risk of formulating bad diets. CEU: 1.5 UW-SVM; 1.25 ARPAS; 1 CM CCA

4 MILK QUALITY:

The Answers Lie in the Bedding

Join one of the industry’s leading milk quality experts, Dr. Pam Ruegg,

as she shares recent research on bedding types and bedding management.

Learn how these two factors affect your bottom line through milk

production, milk quality and udder health. Improving what lies in the

bedding can increase performance and profits.

CEU: 1.5 UW-SVM; 1.25 ARPAS

5 LOOKING INTO THE CRYSTAL BALL:

Scenario Planning

You never know what tomorrow will bring. In a perfect world, you could

make decisions about the future of your business by knowing what the

future holds. But, the future, by definition is uncertain. How can you make

well informed decisions when the future is unpredictable? In this session,

Dr. Allan Gray will examine and demonstrate scenario planning to

help frame the uncertainty you face as dairy producers. Considering the

decisions you can make today will prepare you for whatever scenario the

future may hold. CEU: 1.5 UW-SVM

6 MAKING SENSE OF SENSORY SYSTEMS:

Choosing the Right Fit

(2-hour session, 8:30 am – 10:30 am)

Precision dairy monitoring technologies present new opportunities for

managing dairy cattle reproduction, health, and well-being. As the

number of options available to the industry continue to grow, choosing

the best option for your operation can be overwhelming. Dr. Jeffrey

Bewley, moderator, and dairy farmers, Michael Johnson and Sarah

Johnsen, will offer evaluation criteria for investing in and using these

technologies to session attendees. CEU: 2.4 UW-SVM; 2.0 ARPAS

VISIT THE HALL OF IDEAS & EQUIPMENT SHOW

No matter what size or type of dairy you run, you’ll find ideas,

resources and solutions. 2016 is the largest line-up of exhibitors

we’ve ever had!

Aisles of New Products | Three Learning Lounges | Leading Edge Technology

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Day 2 continued

KEYNOTE SESSION

11:00 am – 12:15 pm

CONNECTING WITH CONSUMERS:

They Want To Know Their Products

It’s the consumers’ choice when it comes to how, where and when they

spend their dining experience. As a restaurant, how do you increase

your chance of being their

top choice? Culvers and the

National Restaurant Association

understand this need and their

food responsibility. Don’t miss

this once in a lifetime chance

to take a look inside the retail

industry. Charlie Arnot, CEO

of the Center for Food Integrity,

will lead this panel featuring

Craig Culver, Chief Executive

Officer of Culver Franchising

Systems, Inc. and Annika

Stensson from the National Restaurant Association. Learn first-hand

about how and why social responsibility policies have been implemented

and what trends they see coming down the line. CEU: 1.5 UW-SVM

AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS

1:15 – 3:20 pm

Select two of five sessions

Each session runs for one hour and repeats

1 LEARNING FROM YOUR ON-FARM LAB:

Outsmart The Bad Bugs

Effective mastitis treatment protocols can save money, reduce

unnecessary antibiotic usage and improve treatment outcomes. The most

effective treatments can only be applied when you know the type of

bacteria causing the symptoms. Culturing milk is one way to properly

target mastitis organisms. Join Dr. Pam Ruegg for an interactive

session where you will learn how to set up an on-farm lab, how to

interpret culture results and how to use the information to make better

treatment decisions. CEU: 1.2 UW-SVM; 1.0 ARPAS

2 THE FIVE FIRSTS:

A Fail-Proof Solution for New Hires

Starting a new employee comes with challenges: the training, the

investment, the time. But starting that employee off on the right foot

can reap rewards in employee morale, development and retention.

In this session, Trevina Broussard will shed light on the five specific

steps winning organizations use during a new hire’s first month to

dramatically reduce employee turnover and create a highly engaged

and motivated workforce. CEU: 1.2 UW-SVM; 1 PD CCA

3 FINDING THE PERFECT BALANCE:

Mineral Supplementation

Healthy, high producing cows need the proper amounts of available

minerals to reach their potential. However, finding that balance can be

challenging as numerous factors influence the requirements of minerals

and their availability. The need to mandate appropriate adjustments to

NRC requirements due to this substantial uncertainty regarding mineral

absorption by cows under different situations will be a topic for this

session. Dr. Bill Weiss will also highlight problems associated with

over supplementation of minerals. CEU: 1.2 UW-SVM; 1.0 ARPAS

4 MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR TALENT

Every dairyman has talented team members, but do you have the right

talent in place to accomplish your business goals? Dr. Allan Gray will

take a fresh look at strategic work force planning and help you hone the

talents of your dairy team. Before leaving, you will be equipped with

a set of tools to identify the critical competencies for your business to

be successful. You will also go home with the ability to identify which

positions within your business are most critical to that success.

CEU: 1.2 UW-SVM

5 FOR BETTER OR WORSE:

Strategies for 2016 Milk and Feed Price Scenarios

Profit is all about managing margins. With so many tools available and

scenarios to consider, what are the best strategies to manage income

over feed costs? Dr. Mike Hutjens will address different scenarios

for profitability in this session. Join him as he navigates through the

upcoming year and explores the opportunity costs of incorporating more

cost effective ration ingredients, without sacrificing herd production and

performance. CEU: 1.2 UW-SVM

KEYNOTE SESSION

3:30 – 4:30 pm

LAST MAN DOWN: A Fireman’s Story

In a presentation modeled after his best-selling book,

Last Man Down, FDNY Chief Richard Picciotto offers a

tribute to the lives that were lost on September 11, 2001.

His recount is not one of death and destruction, it

is a celebration of life and its unpredictable nature.

Richard Picciotto offers an eyewitness account

of the defining historical event of our lives;

his story is that of a man, a hero, and a

tragic event that inspired a nation. Find

inspiration for your life and your business

at this special presentation.

CEU: 0.9 UW-SVM

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Learning Lounges

3 STAGES. HELD IN THE HALL OF IDEAS AND EQUIPMENT SHOW

WEDNESDAY,

MARCH 16

10:30 - 11:00 am

GREEN LOUNGE BLUE LOUNGE RED LOUNGE

MANAGING AUTOMATED CALF

FEEDERS

Jim Salfer

Review on-farm research from the upper

Midwest that highlights the best management

and housing practices that are keys to keeping

calves healthy in automatic calf feeding

environments. CEU: 0.6 UW-SVM: 0.5 ARPAS

SAFETY FIRST FOR FARM FAMILIES

John Quirk and Laura Daniels

How safe is your farm? Review a farm

safety evaluation form and the various

resources available for families to use as

guides for age appropriate tasks for children

on the farm. CEU: 0.6 UW-SVM

SHOWING BADGER ATHLETES THE

WHEY TO SUCCESS

Kimberlee “KJ” Burrington

Learn how dairy checkoff dollars are

supporting the development of new dairy

protein products targeted for athletics.

CDR worked closely with the UW Athletic

department to develop dairy protein

enhanced beverages, snacks and puddings

that meet the NCAA student athlete

requirements. CEU: 0.6 UW-SVM

12:45 - 1:15 pm

MAXIMIZING ROI ON ROBOTIC

MILKING

Jim Salfer

Explore the economics of installing robotic

milking systems on your farm. Understand

how wage inflation will affect the annual

profitability of robots and the keys to making

these systems profitable. CEU: 0.6 UW-SVM

AVOID SEEING NEGATIVE PPDS

Dr. Mark Stephenson

Negative PPDs appear on milk checks for

different reasons—one of them good,

and two not so good. Get educated on the

Producer Price Differential and what causes

negative values. Also learn about options

that you could support to avoid negative

PPDs in the future. CEU: 0.6 UW-SVM

FSA FARM LOANS – HERE TO HELP

Jolene Lewke

If you are looking to start farming on

your own, the USDA-Farm Service Agency

provides low interest loans to help you

move closer to accomplishing your dream

of working in production agriculture. Learn

about the different types of loans available,

discuss the eligibility criteria, and investigate

application requirements.

1:30 - 2:00 pm

FROM TRASH TO TREASURE

Dean Sommer

The exponential growth in Greek yogurt has

produced over 8 billion pounds of the waste

byproduct, acid whey. Learn how dairy

farm checkoff dollars, through the CDR, are

investing in new technology for this waste

product. CEU: 0.6 UW-SVM

HEALTHY MINDS FOR HEALTHY

FARMS

Patricia Faber

Farmers and their families experience

situations that challenge mental health. With

over twenty years of experience providing

mental health treatment, Faber will describe

the most common mental health concerns

(depression, anxiety, relationship problems,

etc.) and explore resources to help. Bring

your questions. CEU: 0.6 UW-SVM

GET “CONNECTED” WITH FSA

RESOURCES

Kim Iczkowski

Doing business has changed over the past 20

years and continues to trend more toward

online resources. Bring your laptop, tablet,

or smart phone and get connected with a

Level 2 E-auth account during this workshop.

Also, receive a brief review of current FSA

programs available. CEU: 0.6 UW-SVM

THURSDAY,

MARCH 17

10:00 - 10:30 am

DAIRY FARMING GERMAN STYLE

Jan Heusmann

Hear first-hand from German dairy producer

Jan Heusmann as he describes his farm set-up

and day-to-day operation. He also shares his

approach to labor, market and environmental

issues in the EU. CEU: 0.6 UW-SVM

EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION

LAWS

Attorney Steve DiTullio

Understand the most significant federal,

state and local laws involving employment

discrimination. Learn about the agency and

court processes involved in such claims, the

remedies facing employers, and potential

harassment and retaliation claims that fall

under these laws. CEU: 0.6 UW-SVM

POLLUTION EXCLUSION IN

WISCONSIN

Ariella Schreiber

Discover how Wisconsin courts interpret

pollution exclusion in insurance policies,

how that interpretation affects your farm

and how you can preemptively protect your

business from liability. CEU: 0.6 UW-SVM

12:30 - 1:00 pm

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DAIRY FARMING À LA FRANCE

Thibaut Cordel

Discover the parallels and differences of

French dairy farming. Listen to Thibaut Cordel

as he discusses his take on labor, market and

environmental issues in France and the EU.

CEU: 0.6 UW-SVM

LIMITING LIABILITY RISK FOR

EMPLOYERS

Attorney Steve DiTullio

Take home practical information that assists

in limiting your liability risk as an employer.

Learn the keys to good documentation,

practical tips on conducting an internal

employment investigation, and how

employee handbooks and training sessions

help limit liability risks. CEU: 0.6 UW-SVM

NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT

STANDARDS: THE REWRITE

Dennis Frame and Joe Bragger

Learn what new guidelines have been added

to 590 Nutrient Management Standards.

Find out how these changes can impact

application to your fields and your farm’s

overall nutrient management planning.

CEU: 0.6 UW-SVM


Your Conference Speakers

Charlie Arnot is CEO of the Center for Food Integrity, a non-profit

organization dedicated to building consumer trust and confidence in

today’s food system. He is also the founder and president of CMA, a

consulting firm with offices in Missouri, Iowa and Ohio.

Mike Austin, a noted agriculture reporter since the early 1980s,

does agricultural reports and markets for radio stations in Green Bay,

Wausau and Sheboygan. He also does a daily agriculture feature at

noon, Monday through Friday, on WFRV-TV Channel 5 in Green Bay.

Daniel Basse is President of AgResource Company, a domestic

and international agricultural research firm in Chicago that forecasts

domestic and world agricultural price trends. They provide their

research to various segments of the industry.

Dr. Jeffrey Bewley is an Associate Extension Professor in Animal

and Food Sciences at the University of Kentucky where his program

focuses on precision dairy technology implementation, mastitis

prevention, cow comfort, lameness prevention and decision economics.

Joe Bragger operates Bragger Family Dairy near Independence,

Wis. His diverse operation consists of 180 dairy cows, 100 dairy

steers and 64,000 pullets raised annually under contract with Gold’n

Plump Poultry.

Trevina Broussard works closely as an Associate Trainer with

Humetrics and Peggy Morrow & Associates in Texas to extend their

unique insights and common sense approaches to better recruiting,

hiring, retention, customer service training, teambuilding, and

management development.

Kimberlee “KJ” Burrington is the Dairy Ingredient Applications

Program coordinator at the Wisconsin Center of Dairy Research. She

provides technical support and product development for U.S. dairy

processors and end users on dairy ingredient, yogurt and beverage

functionality and applications.

Thibaut Cordel has his Masters Degree in Agriculture, Food Process

and Environment, from the University in France. He is employed with

GAEC de l’Alliance and involved with his family farm, where they have

recently built a new robotic milking facility.

Craig C. Culver is Co-Founder & Board Chairman of Culvers

Franchising System, Inc. Craig and his family took a vision and created

a niche-market restaurant which features burgers and frozen custard.

By wearing several hats, he has built his career through a commitment

to doing what’s right for his guests, team members, and franchisees.

Laura Daniels owns Heartwood Farm in Cobb, Wis. with her

husband Jarred Searls, and their two children, Nathan, 13, and Julia,

9. She serves as General Manager of the 300-cow Jersey herd, which

has six full-time employees and runs 650 acres.

Steve DiTullio, attorney, is a Partner at DeWitt Ross & Stevens. He

has practiced in the area of employment defense for 22 years covering

all areas of employment law including wage and hour, discrimination/

harassment/retaliation, non-competes and other restrictive covenants,

OSHA, breach of contract and OFCCP matters.

Patricia Faber, MSW, LCSW, is co-owner/Psychotherapist at Wise

Mind Mental Health Clinic, LLC in Marshfield. She works with adults and

teenagers. Her areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, trauma,

grief, adjustment, relationship issues and marriage counseling.

Dennis Frame is the founder of University of Wisconsin Discovery

Farms Program and current owner/manager of Timber Ridge

Consulting. He is also Professor Emeritus - University of Wisconsin

Extension.

Dr. Jon Garber, VMD, DABVP (Dairy), is an Associate Veterinarian

at Valley Veterinary Clinic in Seymour, Wis. His clinical interests include

health management in dairy herds and implementation of dairy quality

assurance programs.

Dr. Frank Garry, DVM, is a Professor in the Department of

Clinical Sciences at Colorado State University. He also serves as the

coordinator of the Integrated Livestock Management Program, a

multidisciplinary graduate studies program that focuses on research

and training efforts in cow/calf, feedlot, and dairy agriculture.

Dr. Rick Grant is President of the William H. Miner Agricultural

Research Institute in Chazy, NY, a privately funded educational

and research institute focused on dairy cattle, equine, and crop

management. Dr. Grant’s research interests focus on forages, dairy

cattle nutrition, and cow behavior.

Dr. Allan Gray serves as Director of the Center for Food and

Agricultural Business and the MS-MBA in Food and Agribusiness

Management in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue

University. He also currently holds the position of Land O’Lakes Chair in

Food and Agribusiness.

Andy Gross is a multi-talented entertainer and performs as a

comedian, magician and ventriloquist. Considered as one of the best by

peers in his industry and over 50 million views on the internet, Andy

performs over 150 times a year with unanimous praise.

Marty Hallock, his wife Becky, and son Jonathon, own and

operate, Mar-Bec Dairy in Mondovi, Wis. As a first generation dairy

producer, Marty started with 40 cows. Today he manages 880 cows

and crops 1,600 acres.

Jan Heusmann is a second generation German dairy farmer,

who took over his parent’s dairy in 1994 and operates it with his

brother. He chairs his local farm bureau and the Niedersachsen

county milk board.

Dr. Don Höglund is a veterinarian and graduate of the College of

Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University and holds a Master’s

Degree in Agriculture Economics. Höglund’s career has been grounded

in practical applications of the science of safe and efficient handling

and bovine production.

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Dr. Mike Hutjens is Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois,

Department of Animal Sciences. Hutjens is a recognized dairy guru

who can transform complex research and challenging situations into

usable information and practical on-farm solutions.

Kim Iczkowski is a Wisconsin Farm Service Agency (FSA) Outreach

and Public Affairs Coordinator. She has been with the agency for 14

years and worked with a variety of farmers from traditional cash crop

and dairy to nontraditional niche farms.

Sarah Johnsen is co-herdsman at Majestic View Dairy LLC, a 950-

cow dairy owned by her parents, Ron and Terri Abing and their partner

John Haskins. The herd has a 33,000 pound RHA.

Michael Johnson farms with his father on their 550 cow dairy

and crop enterprise, Trailside Holsteins LLC, where his responsibilities

include employee management, cow health and reproduction, and

replacement management.

Dr. Bruce Jones is the Director of the Renk Agribusiness Institute

and Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Wisconsin-

Madison. Since 1984, he has engaged in extension and research

activities regarding agricultural capital markets.

Mary Kraft is CFO of Badger Creek Farm and Quail Ridge Dairies in

Fort Morgan, Colo. The two dairies employ 75 people, deliver 25-30

calves a day, market 5-7 semi-loads of milk daily, farm 850 acres and

contract 3,500 acres for forage production.

Jolene Lewke has been a Farm Loan Specialist with Farm Service

Agency for the past nine years, working in the areas of credit quality,

loan resolution, and training coordinator.

Walt Moore is manager of Walmoore Holsteins, Inc., a fourth

generation family farm in West Grove, Penn. The farm, run in

partnership with his wife, Ellen, is home to 880 cows and 700 young

stock. It employs 12 full-time and several part-time people.

Dr. Daryl Nydam is an Associate Professor of Dairy Health and

Production and Co-director of the Summer Dairy Institute in the

Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Science at Cornell

University. He is also the Director of Quality Milk Production Services

and in the section of Ambulatory and Production Medicine.

Richard Picciotto, firefighter, was an FDNY Battalion Commander

in Manhattan on September 11, 2001. Following the terrorist attack,

Picciotto rushed inside the World Trade Center to rescue those inside,

but soon found himself trapped.

Dr. Paul Quarberg, DVM, practices veterinary medicine in

Mondovi, Wis., where his focus is dairy cattle. He has written many

Veterinary Client Patient Relationship (VCPR) documents.

Juan Quezada is Director of Safety, Recruiting and Training for

MilkSource LLC, Kaukauna, Wis. He educates new and old employees

on all aspects of safety in the dairy, and recruits employees.

John Quirk is Director of Marketing with Rural Mutual Insurance

Company. He has held numerous roles within the company and has

expertise in areas such as coverage enhancements including regulatory

issues with OCI, coop programs and agent education and training.

Dr. Sarah Raabis, DVM, is a third-year Large Animal Medicine

resident at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where her research is

focused on improving calf health with an emphasis on BRD.

Amber Radatz is Co-director of the UW Discovery Farms Program

and received her B.S. & M.S. in Soil Science from the University of

Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Pamela Ruegg, DVM, MPVM, is a Professor and Extension Milk

Quality Specialist in the Department of Dairy Science at the University

of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on using epidemiologic

techniques to solve animal health and milk quality issues.

Jim Salfer is with University of Minnesota Extension. He has led two

on-farm research projects on 60 farms in Minnesota and Wisconsin

with milking robots to analyze management factors that affect robotic

milking performance. He also works with colleagues to compare the

economics of robotic milking with alternative systems.

Ariella Schreiber is Director of Claims at Rural Mutual Insurance

Company. Prior to joining Rural Mutual, Ariella was an attorney in

private practice in Madison, Wis., where she specialized in insurance

coverage-related law.

Dr. Donald C. Sockett, DVM, M.S., Ph.D., Diplomate ACVIM is a

Veterinary Microbiologist/Epidemiologist at the Wisconsin Veterinary

Diagnostic Laboratory (WVDL), University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dean Sommer is a Cheese and Food Technologist with the

Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research (CDR). He is a resource for cheese

manufacturers, marketers, food service operators and converters

interested in expanding the use of cheese, particularly as an ingredient

in food applications and in the food service industry.

Annika Stensson is Director of Research Communications for the

National Restaurant Association. She is responsible for raising the profile

of the organization’s multi-faceted research and directing cohesive

research communications in support of programs and initiatives.

Dr. Mark Stephenson is the Director of Dairy Policy Analysis at the

University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he conducts and coordinates

research and outreach activities related to the dairy industry.

Dr. Tom Strause, DVM, is a part owner of Stateline Veterinary

Service in Darien, Wis. Along with providing herd health protocol

development and residue avoidance programs, the practice has an

in-house mastitis culture lab and provides ET and nutrition services.

Tom Thibodeau is the Viterbo University’s Distinguished Professor of

Servant Leadership. He is also the Director of Viterbo’s Master of Arts in

Servant Leadership program.

Dr. Bill Weiss is a Professor and Extension Specialist of Dairy Cattle

Nutrition in the Department of Animal Sciences at The Ohio State

University. He is a board certified member of ARPAS, was a member of

the 2001 Dairy NRC committee and is currently serving as Vice Chair of

the 2016 Dairy NRC committee.

Keith York co-owns Merry-Water Farms with his brother, Ken, and

cousin, John Tueting. On this sixth generation family farm, they milk

1,600 cows and raise 1,200 head of young stock. Keith has also served

on the PDPW Board of Directors and the Wisconsin Beef Council.

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