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Make Connections That Last at LIVE 19

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Make Connections That Last at LIVE 19

The saying goes, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” If that’s true, then take the opportunity to get to know influencers, experts and your peers at Feed & Grain LIVE 19. 

The conference and trade show is slated for Jan. 8-10 and will deliver on the event’s theme — making connections — with more than 55 exhibitors, nearly 10 hours of trade show, 11 speakers and more than 15 hours of education. It all takes place at the conveniently located Prairie Meadows Hotel and Casino in Altoona, IA. 

The registration price is $149 for full conference access and $100 for a daily pass. Online registration ends on Jan. 7, but walk-ins are welcome. 

Mingle and win

LIVE 2019 also offers plenty of time to relax, get acquainted and win cash prizes. There are two evening receptions in the trade show where attendees, exhibitors and speakers can mingle over drinks and hors d’oeuvres. There will also be drawings every hour for $100 cash. The trade show will be open for breakfast and lunch on Wednesday, Jan. 9, and again at breakfast on Thursday morning. 

Hotel information

Altoona is easy to get to, whether driving or flying. Plus, room rates are attractive. Prairie Meadows Hotel and Casino is conveniently located just east of Des Moines, IA, off I-80 and I-35. Approximate drive time is only three and a half hours from Minneapolis, about two and a-half from Omaha, NE, three hours from Kansas City, MO, and five hours from Chicago. 

Book your stay soon! Rooms are limited. Contact Prairie Meadows Hotel & Casino at (515) 957-3000, email: hotelreservations@prairiemeadows.com.

 

Feed & Grain LIVE Agenda

Agenda as of January 1, 2019. 
Go to live.feedandgrain.com for updates. 

TUESDAY, JAN. 8, 2019

1:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Registration Open

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. 
Hands-on Workshop: Perfect Your Mycotoxin Testing Technique*
By Dr. Erin Bowers, associate scientist, 
Iowa State University
Our workshop is back by popular demand! We’ll begin with an overview of mycotoxins and where the risks are greatest in 2019. Then, get hands-on experience testing grain samples for common mycotoxins using cutting-edge grain testing supplies and analysis equipment.
Sponsored by Neogen
*Seating is limited. Pre-registration required for this free workshop.

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessions

Becoming the Manager 
By Dr. John Foltz, chair of the Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University
As baby boomers retire, the next generation of managers needs to take their place. This session is designed to give up-and-coming leaders a greater understanding of how to transition to new roles and will highlight the importance of succession planning for 
current management.

Making Safe Employees a Priority
By Nick Treblik, business operations director, 
Cargill Feed & Nutrition USA
A director from Cargill, a renowned leader in safety across the feed and grain industry, will reveal some of the policies and practices that helped the company earn its good reputation. 
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. 
Reception & Trade Show Opening

Mingle and make connections with heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks and two $100 cash prize giveaways. 

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9, 2019

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Registration Open

7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet & Trade Show 

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Cover Story Panel Discussion:
 
Where Are They Now?
A diverse panel of representatives from companies that have been featured on the cover of Feed & Grain will share how their businesses have grown and changed since our visit. Panelists include Steve Allen, plant manager, ADM; Jeff Jones, vice president and director of central operations, MKC; and Kris Torbert, live operations manager, Wayne Farms, LLC.

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. 
Refreshment break

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. 
Concurrent Sessions

2019 Feed Industry Outlook
By Leah Wilkinson, vice president of public policy and education with the American Feed Industry Association
A look at how trends, tariffs, weather, infrastructure, regulations and other factors will shape the feed industry in 2019. Leave feeling prepared to take on the hurdles and opportunities that lie ahead.

Becoming the Manager (Repeat)
By Dr. John Foltz, chair of the Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University

11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Buffet & Trade Show

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessions

Making Safe Employees a Priority
(Repeat) 
By Nick Treblik, business operations director, 
Cargill Feed & Nutrition USA 

Proven Tips for Grain Traders
By Jim Wyckoff, Jim Wyckoff on the Markets
This session will bring clarity to technical aspects of the grain and livestock futures markets as well as analyze the important outside markets that impact agriculture market prices on a daily basis.  

2:30 – 2:45 p.m. 
Refreshment Break

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. 
Concurrent Sessions

Proven Tips for Grain Traders (Repeat)
By Jim Wyckoff, Jim Wyckoff on the Markets

2019 Feed Industry Outlook (Repeat)
By Leah Wilkinson, vice president of public policy and education with the American Feed Industry Association 

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Reception & Trade Show

Mingle and make connections with heavy 
hors d’oeuvres, drinks and two $100 cash 
prize giveaways. 

THURSDAY, JAN. 10, 2019

7:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Registration Open

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet & Trade Show
 

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. 
Concurrent Sessions

Engraining Culture in the 21st Century 
By Amy Jones, human development, 
Didion Milling
Learn about the non-traditional approaches Didion Milling and Ethanol is applying on their journey to building a people-powered Enterprise.

Digital Transformation in Agribusiness and the Blockchain Revolution  
By Robert Barnes, president, Agriflo 
This session will explain the basics of Blockchain, how it works, its applicability to the feed and grain sectors, why adoption of this technology is happening much faster than you think (hint: it already is!) and why organizations need to be preparing for it now.

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Refreshment Break

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
Closing Keynote Address by U.S. Soybean Export Council’s Ed Beaman

Our keynote speaker serves as senior director, basic market assessment/non-traditional funding and acting regional director – Asia subcontinent for the U.S. Soybean Export Council. Beaman will share how USSEC is developing new markets in Southeastern Asia by focusing on increasing protein consumption in the region. 

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lunch Buffet & Trade Show   

12:00 p.m.
$200 Cash Prize Giveaway and Closing 

For a full list of exhibitors or more information, visit live.feedandgrain.com.

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