Held at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center  |   Program Schedule


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

World and US Grain Markets
Henry Graves, Bunge

Issues for the Feed
Richard Sellers, AFIA
Dave Fairfield, NGFA

Video Monitoring System of the Perdue Truck Fleet to Improve Safety

Thomas Pollard, Perdue

The Feed Safety Alliance and Work Towards FSMA Regulations
Dr. Charles Stark, NCSU
Deb Hargrave, VDACS

Mill Managers Program
Robert Owen, Huvepharma


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Challenges Facing Family Agribusinesses and Agriculture Perceptions
Ron Prestage, Prestage Farms

Vision for the Land Grant University in the next  century

Dr. Alan Grant, Dean, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Virginia Tech

Advances in Trace Mineral Nutrition
Dr. Jerry Spears, NCSU

Influence of processing on nutritive value of co-products
Dr. Harold Tilstra, Purina Animal Nutrition LLC

US Feed Grains Council Internship Travel

Ms. Shasta Sowers

Money Corrected Milk
Dr. Greg Bethard, DRMS, Raleigh / G&R Dairy Consulting

Risk Management Strategies for Milk and Commodities
Katie Krupa, Rice Dairy LLC

Managing the grazing dairy
Dr. Robert Fry, St. Brigids Dairy

Panel discussion—Feeding the Robotic Dairy Herd
Dr. Robert Fry, Atlantic Dairy Consulting
Dr. Francisco Rodriguez, Delaval
Daniel LaPrade, Southern States Cooperative

Preserving forage quality from windrow to feedbunk

Dr. Ev Thomas, Oak Point Agronomics

Panel discussion—Feeding program strategies during drought conditions 
Dr. Greg Bethard DRMS / G&R Dairy Consulting
Dr. Robert Fry, Atlantic Dairy Consulting
Nathan and Randy Hammock, Hammock Dairy

Friday, February 22, 2013

Forage for drought prone conditions
Dr. Chris Teutsch, Virginia Tech

Early youngstock rearing: beef vs. dairy
Dr. Bob James, Virginia Tech
Dr. Mark McCann, Virginia Tech


Genes for antibiotic resistance
Brittany Willing, graduate student, Virginia Tech Dairy Science

Low starch diets for dairy cattle
Dr. Gale Bateman, Provimi
Dr. Pat Hart

Platinum Sponsors

Southern States

Gold Sponsors

Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition
H.J. Baker
Milk Specialties
Nutrition Physiology Co., LLC
Perdue Agribusiness
R P Feed Components
Rockingham Cooperative
Rockingham Mill
The Old Mill Troy a Nutra Blend Brand
Valley Proteins
Venture Milling

Silver Sponsors

Akey Nutrition
Augusta Cooperative
Big Spring Mill
Culpeper Farmers Cooperative
DSM Nutritional Products
Diamond V
Eastern Minerals
First Bank
Ingredient Resource Corp.
Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC
J.D. Newman
Reynolds Grain
Westway Trading
West Central Soy