2018 Innovation Stage Agenda

Innovation Stage, Presented by Central Wisconsin Ag Services

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 1-4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 18, 8-9 a.m.

How it works

The CWAS Innovation Stage is located directly in the trade show. It features a smaller stage and presentation space, seating for roughly 30 attendees and cocktail tables in the back. Speakers have 20 minutes to present their latest and greatest ideas and you have 10 minutes to ask questions. Then we roll right into the next presentation.

It’s casual. Stay the entire presentation, stop by for a few minutes – it’s up to you. The best part is that you can continue networking after the presentation on the trade show floor with the speakers. This space is about meaningful interaction and giving you just enough information to peak your interest.

Check the full schedule for the most up-to-date information, and we’ll see you at Dairy Strong!

2018 Innovation Stage Schedule
Wednesday, Jan. 17

1:00 p.m. | The art of knowing when – Social media insights from the Elanco Pulse Inst., Leah Beyer, director of global digital communications, Elanco Animal Health. Sponsored by Elanco

1:30 p.m.Sustainable compliance for environmental health and safety, Matt Schroeder, senior project environmental scientist, Fehr Graham. Sponsored by Fehr Graham

2:00 p.m.The practicality of robots for large herds, Matt Daley, senior vice president of sales, milking & dairy farming – North America at GEA Farm Technologies, Inc. Sponsored by GEA Farm Technologies

2:30 p.m.Catching up with the Beef Checkoff, John Freitag, executive director, Wisconsin Beef Council. Sponsored by The Wisconsin Beef Council 

3:00 p.m.Nutrient concentration and water reclamation systems and the dairy farm’s ‘triple bottom line’, Robert Levine, CEO & founder, Digested Organics. Sponsored by Digested Organics 

3:30 p.m.On-cow sensors: When am I ready?, Brian Waymire, dairy manager at Degroot Dairies,  Hanford,  Calif. Sponsored by SCR Dairy

4:00 p.m.Workers comp – dollars in the details, August Felker, CEO, HUB Wisconsin. Sponsored by HUB International

Thursday, Jan. 18

8:30 a.m.EB3 Worker Visa Program: What you need to know, Brian Kaminski, president International Migration Services & Daryl Kaiser, executive director, Fairhaven Capital Advisors, LLC. Sponsored by Employment Migration Services

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