2023 GA Dairy Conference Agenda

Monday, January 16

8:00   a.m.                 ACCM Board of Directors Meeting

10:00                         GA Milk Board of Directors Meeting 

11:00                         Registration Opens for Guest and Producers

12:00 p.m.                GDYF Board of Directors Meeting

12:00                         The Dairy Alliance/ADA of GA Meeting

1:30                            Milk Markets & the Federal Order System  Dr. Marin Bozic,  Professor of Applied Economics,                                      University of Minnesota

2:15                            Patti Smith, CEO, DairyAmerica

3:45                            Key Principles & Concepts Required to Navigate Your Dairy Feed Markets

                                      Carl Babler, Principal, Atten Babler Commodities

4:30                            Southeast Dairy Market - Looking Back & Ahead

                                    Calvin Covington, Dairy Consultant & Author of Dixie Dairy Report


Tuesday, January 17

7:00    AM                    Continental Breakfast
8:00                              Industry Trends & Opportunities in Successful Calf Rearing

                                      Jim Quigley, Technical Lead - Calf & Heifer, Cargill
8:45                              Dr. Gordie Jones, DVM, Central Sands Dairy, LLC

9:30                              Exhibit Break
10:30                            Jason Karszes, Senior Extension Specialist, Cornell University

11:15                            Management Tips to Improve Milk Quality & Profitability

                                      Dr. David Reid, DVM, Rocky Ridge Consulting, LLC
12:00 PM                     Luncheon/GA Dairy Youth Live Auction
1:30                              Evolving Mastitis Therapies -
 Dr. Pamela Ruegg, DVM, David J. Ellis Chair

                                      in Antimicrobial Resistance, Michigan State University
Dr. Michael Overton, DVM, Global Precision Dairy Lead, Zoetic Inc.
3:00                              Exhibit Break
3:30                              Lameness in Dairy Cattle: Observations from Georgia & Florida

                                         Dr. Jan Shearer, DVM, Professor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University

4:15                              Building a Foundational Repro Program - Dr. Paul Fricke, Professor & Extension Specialist,                                          University of Wisconsin

5:00                              DHIA Awards


Wednesday, January 18

7:00  a.m.                   Continental Breakfast

7:00  a.m.                   Animal Health Regulations in Georgia

                                       Dr. Janemarie Hennebelle, State Veterinarian

8:00                            Geri Berdak, CEO, The Dairy Alliance

8:45                            Dr. MaryAnne Drake, Distinguished Professor of Food Science

                                    North Carolina State University

9:30                            Exhibit Break

10:15                          Dr. Kristan Foster Reed, Assistant Professor of Animal Science

                                    Cornell University

11:00                          Nick Chammoun, CNI Ag