What is a track session?

Concurrent Tracks

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 10 am – 12 pm

How it works

You should be able to personalize your Dairy Strong experience. Grouping presentations into topic “tracks” is one way to do this. Are you interested in legislative topics? Attend the legislative & advocacy track. Looking for the latest and greatest technology for your dairy? Attend the dairy technology track.

Maybe you have interests in several 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: Legislative & Advocacy
    • Participate and persuade: Lobbying to make a difference, John Holevoet, Edge; Aaron Stauffacher, Edge; Shawn Pfaff, Pfaff Public Affairs. Sponsored by Edge 
    •  VTAs and Calf Hutch Lots: The Legal Treatment of “Process Wastewater”, David Crass, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP. Sponsored by Michael Best & Friedrich LLP


  • Track 2: Consumer Trends
    • Engaging neighbors and protecting from activists, Allyson Jones-Brimmer, director of membership, Animal Agriculture Alliance. Sponsored by Quality Liquid Feeds 
    • Live feed from inside the brain of social media, Leah Beyer, Elanco. Sponsored by Elanco


  • Track 3: Dairy Technology
    • Farm decision making: unlocking the power of data and analytics, Ricardo Daura, Global Product Line Director for Ruminants and Pork, Cargill Digital Insights.  Sponsored by Cargill 
    • Is a robotic system right for your dairy?  Sponsored by Compeer Financial
      • Mark Berning – Green Waves Farm, St. Michael, Minn.
      • Tom Oesch – Swisslane Farm, Alto, Mich.
      • Steve Bodart – Compeer Financial


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