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High Plains Dairy Conference

March 1, 2022 @ 8:00 am - March 2, 2022 @ 5:00 pm


Texas Corn Producers (TCP) is proud to be a sponsor of the High Plains Dairy Conference & encourages you to stop by our booth! Join other ag producers & TCP for two days filled with 12 approved CEUs, four producer panels, and many titles & speakers.


Tuesday, March 1

6:30: Registration & Breakfast

8:00: Welcome, Robert Hagevoort, Ph. D: Planning Committee Co-Chair

8:10: World Dairy Outlook, Markets & Trade, Ben Laine, MS; Dairy Analyst, RaboResearch, Rabobank

9:00: Panel: Beyond Robots – Effects on Cows, People, and Performance

  • Results from the Robotic Survey for Large Dairy Producers, Camila Large, Ph. D; Dairy Management Specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Producer Perspective, Adam Wolf, Lengendairy, Windhorst, Texas, Justin Schaffer, Elmegca Farm, Miesville, Minnesota

10:00: Break

10:30: Panel: Impact of Federal Farm Policies on Western Dairies, Moderator: Ryan Miltner JD; Partner Miltner Reed, LLC

  • Lessons Learned from Government Intervention During the Pandemic, Geoff Vanden Heuvel; Director of Regulatory & Economic Affairs at Milk Producers Council
  • Impacts of USDA Pandemic Assistance Programs on Western Dairies, Scott Brown, Ph. D; Director CAFNR, University of Missouri
  • As the Industry Continues to Consolidate, Thoughts on the New Farm Bill, Jeremy Witte; Professional Staff, Senate Ag Committee
  • Panel Discussion

12:00: Lunch

1:00: Corn Silage: Seed to Feed – Top 10 Take Home Messages, Bill Mahanna, Ph. D; Global Nutritional Sciences Manager, Pioneer

1:40: Uncovering Hidden or Under Recognized Feed Cost & Margin Opportunities on Your Dairy Farm, John Goeser, Ph. D; Director Rock River Laboratory, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin Madison, Cows Agree Consulting

2:20: Nutrigenomics – Impacts on Immunity, Health & Well Being, Mario Vailati Riboni, Ph. D; Technical Service Specialist, Diamond V

3:00: Break

3:30: Improving Efficiency through Monitoring Technology & Data Insights, Luis Mendonca, DVM; Ruminant Technical Services, Merck

4:10: Panel: Beef on Dairy: “Uteri for Rent” – Semen or ET in Hot Climates?, Moderator: Paul Fricke, Ph. D; Professor & Extension Specialist, University of Wisconsin – Madison

  • Opportunities & Challenges with ET & IVF vs. AI, Jeremy Howard, Sr. Sales Manager, J.R. Simplot Company
  • Producer Perspective, Leo Ruijne, United Ag, LLC, Plainview, Texas, Luis Davalos, General Manager, Corrales Dairy, Roswell, New Mexico

5:15-6:45: Reception

Wednesday, March 2

6:30: Registration & Breakfast

8:00: In a Tier Pricing System: Feeding & Managing for Milk Components, Kevin Harvatine, Ph.D.; Professor of Nutritional Physiology, Penn State University

8:40: Panel: Determining Tools & Metrics towards Carbon Neutrality for Western Dairies, Moderator: Rick Naerebout, CEO Idaho Dairymen’s Association

9:00: Monetizing Manure Projects: Where to Begin? Mark Stoermann, CEO Newtrient

10:00: Break

10:30: Panel Continued: Digester Due Diligence for Dairy Producers, David Claiborne, Attorney & Partner at Sawtooth Law, Boise, Idaho

  • Q &A with Panel Members

12:00: Lunch

1:00: Carbon Credits in Ag: Can Carbon be an Actual Source of Income in Ag? Joe Outlaw, Ph. D; Regents Fellow, Professor & Extension Economist, Texas A&M University

1:40: Parlor Throughout with Milk Quality in Mind, Juan Rodrigo Pedraza, DVM; Managing Veterinarian, Zoetis

2:20: Break

2:30: Impact of Positive Reinforcement Practices on Calves & Heifers on Future Behavior, Joao Costa, Ph. D; Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky

3:10: Fit to Transport? A New Decision-Making Tool for Producers & Employees, Michelle Calvo-Lorenzo, Ph. D; Chief Animal Welfare Officer, Elanco

4:00: Adjourn

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March 1, 2022 @ 8:00 am
March 2, 2022 @ 5:00 pm


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Embassy Suites Amarillo
550 S Buchanan St
Amarillo, TX 79101 United States
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(806) 803-5500
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