2020 Track Sessions

Concurrent Tracks

Wed. Jan. 22, 10 am – 12 pm

Presentations at Dairy Strong are grouped into topic “tracks”. There are two presentations per track – each one is an hour. If you are interested in multiple areas, you can cross over into different tracks. There are no rules, attend the sessions that peak your interest!

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

  • Track 1: Supply chain – (Hall of Ideas, Level 4)
    • Secure Milk Supply – Safety across the dairy supply chains
      • Dr. Darlene Konkle, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
      • Becki Slater, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
      • Mike Starkey, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
      • Moderated by Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin
    • Stronger together: How collaboration contributes to conservation success, Speakers to be announced. Moderated by the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance. Sponsored by Michael Best.


  • Track 2: Dairy vs. plant-based (Madison Ballrooms CD, Level 4)
    • Dairy milk vs. non dairy: A look at consumer trends, nutrition and sustainability perceptions, Jen Walsh, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin. Sponsored by Quality Liquid Feeds.
    • In light of changing consumer preference: FDA modernization of standards of identity and labeling claims, Emily Lyons, Husch Blackwell LLP. Sponsored by Husch Blackwell LLP.


  • Track 3: Economic opportunities (Madison Ballrooms AB, Level 4)
    • Breaking through the noise of today’s risk management tools, Mike North, Commodity Risk Management Group; Ryan Yonkman of Rice DairySponsored by Commodity Risk Management Group.
    • Prospering in a down ag economy, Paul Neiffer, principal, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP. Sponsored by CliftonLarsonAllen LLP.
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