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Managing Change – Cows, People, Economics

The Upper Midwest Dairy Industry Association and The Iowa Association for Food Protection Spring Meetings

Coyote Moon Grill, St. Cloud, Minnesota – April 16, 2019

Rochester International Event Center, Rochester, MN – April 17, 2019

8:15 AM Registration

8:45 AM Welcome - Dawn Raymond, UMDIA President

8:55 AM AMS Company and Regulatory Updates: AMS Galaxy, BouMatic, De Laval, GEA and Lely. Each company will provide a 15 minute update

10:15 AM Break

10:30 AM AMS Company and Regulatory Updates Panel Discussion and Q & A - Jim Salfer, University of Minnesota, will moderate a discussion of the companies who presented in the AMS Updates

10:50 AM AMS Discussions from the Field panel - Jim Salfer, University of Minnesota Extension, will moderate a discussion from a variety of people who work in the field with AMS equipment.

11:30 AM Dairy Promotion Updates - Lucas Lentsch (Rochester) and Lucas Sjostrom (St. Cloud), Midwest Dairy Association

12:00 PM Lunch

12:45 PM IDALS (Iowa) Update- Lisa Pool, IA Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (Rochester only)

1:00 PM Minnesota Department of Ag Updates - Dr. Nikki Neeser, MN Department of Agriculture

1:45 PM Economic Realities of the Dairy Industry in 2019 - Dr. Marin Bozic, University of Minnesota (Rochester), Lucas Sjostrom, Minnesota Milk Producers (St. Cloud)

2:30 PM Break

2:45 PM Be Calm - The importance of thoughtful working with cattle - Jeff Bender, DVM, MS - Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH)

3:30 PM Coping With Farm and Rural Stress - Meg Moynihan, MN Department of Agriculture

4:15 PM Adjourn/Wrapup


April 16, 2019

Coyote Moon Grille,

St. Cloud, MN

480 55th Ave. SE

St. Cloud, MN 56304

(320) 257-6500



April 17, 2019

Rochester International Event Center

Rochester, MN

7333 Airport View Dr., Rochester, MN 55902

(507) 529-0033


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