2021 Conference Agenda

Tuesday, Jan. 19 | Forward & Focused

1 PM CT Opening keynote: Peter Sheahan, Growing in uncertain times: turning challenges into opportunity and change into competitive advantage
2 PM CT Break
2:25 PM CT Breakout sessions:
» Dairy Management Inc: Driving innovation through retail and food service
» GPS Dairy Consulting: Systems to turn your feed center into a profit center
3:15 PM CT Break
3:25 PM CT Breakout sessions:
» Alltech: Personality tests and internal surveys on dairy farms: The new norm to management
» Animal Agriculture Alliance: Securing the future of dairy: Preparing for changing tactics in animal rights activism
4:25 PM CT Break
4:30 PM CT Virtual Happy Hour 


Wednesday, Jan. 20 | Sustainability & Stewardship

10 AM CT Virtual tour and panel: Building Relationships: Farmer and processor insights
11 AM CT Break
11:15 AM CT  Breakout sessions:
» Dairy Innovation Hub: Featured research on environmental and economic sustainability
» Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy: U.S. Dairy working together on collective impact
» STgenetics: Harnessing the power of calculators
12:15 PM CT Break
12:25 PM CT Panel: Manure processing

Thursday, Jan. 21 | Policy & Purpose

10 AM CT  Keynote: Matt Lewis, political outlook
11 AM CT Break
11:05 AM CT Political keynote: Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, invited
11:35 AM CT Break
11:40 AM CT  Political insight: Michael Torrey and Ray Starling
12:40 PM CT Break
12:50 PM DBA Advocate of the Year