2021 GDC Agenda

Please note that speakers, time-slots and topics may change at any given time due to challenges and protocols related to COVID-19. This is a tentative agenda.

Monday, January 18

8 a.m.                         ACCM Board of Directors Meeting

10 a.m.                       GA Milk Board of Directors Meeting 

11 a.m.                       Registration Opens for Guest and Producers

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

12:00                          The Dairy Alliance/ADA of GA Meeting

2:00                            Impact of Risk Management Programs on 2020 Producer Cashflow

                                    Dr. Marin Bozic, MN

3:15                            State of the U.S. Dairy Industry Post Covid-19

                                      Ben Laine,  RaboResearch Dairy Analyst

4:00                            International Markets and Expectations for 2021

                                    Secretary Tom Vilsack, USDEC

Tuesday, January 19

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.         Continental Breakfast

8:00                              New Waste and Manure Technologies - Biofiltro

8:45                              Inflations and New Technology to Improve Milk Quality

                                      Dr. Roger Thomson, ABS

9:30                              Exhibit Break

10:30                           On-Farm Milk Testing and Managing Results – Dr. Justin Graham

11:15                           Teat dips and other new products – Dr. Roger Thompson, ABS

12:15                            DHIA Awards Luncheon

1:45                              Crossbreeding Beef on Dairy – Dr. Tim Timmons, ABS

2:30                              The Demise of the Holstein Steer market

                                      Justin Cleghorn, Cactus Feed Yard

3:15                              Exhibit Break

4:00                              Advances in Holstein Genetics that Address Health, Milk Components

                                        and Culling – Jeff Ziegler, Premier Select Sires

Wednesday, January 20

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.       Continental Breakfast

8:00                            Milk on My Mind Marketing Update and Partnership with Kroger – 

                                    Amanda Lucey and Kroger

8:45 a.m.                    The Sustainability Initiative and What is In It for Everyone

                                    Geri Berdak, The Dairy Alliance and Caleb Harper, DMI

9:30 a.m.                    Exhibit Break

10:15                          Understanding Dairy Risk Management Programs – Christine Brodeur,

                                    DFA Risk Management

11:00                          SE Dairy Market Outlook - Calvin Covington

Adjourn