Liquid Feed

Symposium

Sept. 10-12, 2024 | Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown
Salt Lake City, Utah

Agenda

All sessions will be held at the Wasatch 3 & 4

 

Tuesday, September 10, 2024

THE SALTY LEGACY

10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

Registration - Second Level Foyer

1 - 1:10 p.m.

Welcome and Introduction

1:10 - 1:30 p.m.

Salt Lake City Introduction

Speaker, TBD

1:30 - 2:15 p.m.

Cattle Grazing on Public Lands: Challenges and Opportunities

Dr. Derek Bailey, Director of Research and Outreach, Deep Well Ranch

2:15 - 3 p.m.

Farm Bill

Speaker, TBD

3 - 3:30 p.m. Break - Ice Cream Social
3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

Election Projections-Impact on Liquid Feed Industry

Danielle Nelson, Director of Government Affairs, Torrey Advisory Group

4:15 - 5 p.m.

Geopolitical Update: How is the U.S. Perceived in International Markets, and How Will the Election Influence That? 

Dr. Stephen B. Smith, Regents Professor and Senior Faculty Fellow, Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University 

5 - 6:30 p.m. Critical Liquid Supplementation - Wasatch 1 & 2

Wednesday, September 11, 2024

THE SALT FLATS

7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Registration - Second Level Foyer
7 - 8 a.m. Breakfast - Wasatch 1 & 2
8 - 8:05 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:05 - 8:45 a.m

Why Should the Cattle Industry be Concerned with Methane Mitigation: Retail Perspective?  

Speaker, TBD

8:45 - 9:30 a.m.

What Resources/Tools are Available for Methane Mitigation?

Speaker, TBD

9:30 - 10:10 a.m.   

IFEED Act Legislation Update

Leah Wilkinson, Vice President, Public Policy & Education, AFIA

10:10 - 10:35 a.m. Break
10:35 - 11:15 a.m. 

The Human Factor: HR Considerations in a Manufacturing Environment 

Kristen Ireland, Co-owner, People Spark Consulting

Erin Mies, Co-owner, People Spark Consulting

11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The AI Factor: What Will Liquid Feed Manufacturing Look Like in 2035? 

Speaker, TBD

12 - 12:10 p.m. Liquid Feed Hall of Fame, Liquid Feed Facility Of The Year, and IFEEDER Award Presentations

12:10 - 1:25 p.m.

AFIA Lunch - Wasatch 1 and 2

THE SALT OF THE INDUSTRY

1:25 - 1:30 p.m.

 

Welcome Back Announcements

1:30 - 2:10 p.m.

Renewable Fuels: Historic Growth and Future Potential

Jonathan Martin, Director of Economics and Market Analytics, Clean Fuels Alliance America 

2:10 - 2:50 p.m. 

Transportation Update: Ocean/Rail/Truck

Speaker – TBD

2:50 - 3:05 p.m. Break
3:05 - 4:05 p.m.

How Will Climate Change Affect Agriculture?

Dr. David LegatesDirector of Education and Research, Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation

4:05 - 4:50 p.m.

Panel Discussion (Dairy & Beef Nutritionists) 

Speakers – TBD

4:50 - 5 p.m.

Liquid Feed Leadership Program 

Speaker, TBD

5 - 6 p.m. Happy Hour and Kenny Berg Fundraiser Auction - Wasatch 1 and 2

Thursday, September 12, 2024

LIVING THE SALT LIFE

7 - 10 a.m. Registration - Second Level Foyer
7 - 7:55 a.m. Breakfast - Wasatch 1 and 2
7:55 - 8 a.m.

Welcome Announcements

8 - 9 a.m.

Ingredient Outlook – Liquid and Dry Ingredients 

John Cropley, Senior Research Analyst, ED&F Man Liquid Products 

Nathan Kurfman, Senior Commodity Buyer, Alltech

9 - 10 a.m.

Weather Outlook 

Matt Makens, Meteorologist/Atmospheric Scientist, Makens Weather, LLC

10 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

Market Outlook

Randy Blach, CEO, CattleFax

11:15 a.m.

Closing Remarks

2 - 8 p.m.

Offsite Event - Additional fees required

Antelope Island Tour

*Times and speakers are subject to change (times in MDT)

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Contact Us

 
SARAH NOVAK    (703) 558-3574     SNOVAK@AFIA.ORG

Contact Sarah, chief operating officer, for information on membership opportunities.

PAUL DAVIS, PH.D.     (703) 650-0146    PDAVIS@AFIA.ORG

Contact Paul, director of quality, animal food safety and education, for any questions regarding conference agenda and event expectations.

DAISY RODRIGUEZ     (703) 650-0144    DRODRIGUEZ@AFIA.ORG

Contact Daisy, manager of meetings and events, for any questions regarding registration, payment, and invoicing.

LYNETTE TUCKER   (703) 558-3573    LTUCKER@AFIA.ORG

Contact Lynette, manager of meetings and sponsorships, for any questions regarding sponsorships, agenda, and event expectations.