Held at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center  |  Program Schedule
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02 - Increasing the Demand & Consumption of Turkey, Gary Cooper (Cooper Farms)

03 - Veterinary Feed Directive: Welcome to 2017,  Angela Mills (Southern States)

04 - Mid-Atlantic Secure Milk Supply, Eric Paulson (VSDA)

05 -  Hay-based diets for horses: Matching horse type to hay type, Jessica Suagee-Bedore (The Ohio State University)

06 - The Road Ahead--Smooth or Rough?, Todd Olney (Transportation Risk Management Services, LLC):

07 - First Fresheners: Getting Your Dairy Employees Off to a Good Start, Melissa O'Rourke (Iowa State University)

08 - Milk price recovery or not: Feeding and management strategies facing different scenarios, Normand St-Pierre (Perdue Agribusiness)

09 -  An Update on Protein and Amino Acid Nutrition, Mark Hanigan (Virginia Tech)

10 - Management Techniques to improve silage quality, Rich Muck (USDA Dairy Forage Research Center)

11 - Milk fatty acid composition to support management of feeding, health and reproduction in dairy cows, Dave Barbano (Cornell University)

12 - Choosing the Right Liquid Feed for Your Calves, Taylor Yohe (Virginia Tech)

13 - Use of high-concentrate or high-forage diets for transition dairy cows, Ric Grummer (University of Wisconsin)

14 -  Dairy Science Research at Virginia Tech, Gonzalo Ferreira (Virginia Tech)

15 - Mycotoxins Management in Beef Cattle and Dairy:  How to control and manage them, Randy Asher (Alltech)

The American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) will award 13 ARPAS CEU’s for this course to ARPAS members. 

Instructions for participation credit will be outlined at the conference for those in attendance.


Platinum Sponsors




Cumberland Valley Analytical Services

Perdue AgSolutions, LLC

Southern States


Gold Sponsors


Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition


Culpeper Farmers Cooperative

H.J. Baker

Micron Bio-Systems, Inc.

Milk Specialties

J.D. Newman

Phileo LeSaffre Animal Care

Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC

R P Feed Components

Rockingham Cooperative


The Old Mill Troy



Silver Sponsors


Augusta Cooperative


Big Spring Mill/ L & L Brokerage

DSM Nutritional Products

Dairy Nutrition Plus

Diamond V               

Eastern Minerals

Feedworks USA

First Bank


Ingredient Resource Corporation

Marsyt, Inc.



Westway Feed