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  Approved for 16 CEUs by

  (as of March 27, 2018)
  **Denver, CO will be on Mountain Time.  All times listed are MT**
April 9, 2018 
12:00 PM-7:00 PM  Registration Opens 
5:00 PM-6:00 PM  NIAA Council Leaders Briefing
April 10, 2018
6:45 AM-5:00 PM   Registration Opens 
7:00 AM-8:15 AM  Continental Breakfast - Sunrise Discussion with Millennial Minds
  Traceability Talk: Exploring Traceability with a future CEO, Lawyer, Doctor, and Veterinarian 
  Who will influence the next generation of agriculture law/regulations? Consumer behavior? Business trends? Food safety and animal health procedures? Millennial's of course! A panel of bright millennial minds will explore traceability, from fear to freedom to operate, and offer valuable guidance to the industry from the perspective of the largest generation of our time. 
8:30 AM-10:30 AM  Keynote Session I
  Keynote Address 
  ADT and The Future 
  Mr. Gregory Ibach, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, USDA 
  Traceability: How to Leverage the Lessons from Others
  Mr. Brian Sterling - Founder & President, SCS Consulting 
  Overview of the Canadian Traceability Administration 
  Ms. Anne Brunet-Burgess, General Manager, Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
  Transforming Food Supply with Blockchain
  Nigel Gopie, PhD, Marketing Leader, IBM Food Trust, IBM Blockchain 
10:30 AM-12:00 PM  Networking Break / Technology Showcase 
12:00 PM-12:45 PM  NIAA Annual (NEW) Membership Meeting (Members Only - Boxed Lunch) 
1:00 PM-3:00 PM  Committee / Council Meetings and Technology Showcase 
  • Animal Health Emergency Management Council (Agenda)
3:00 PM-3:15 PM  Networking Break / Technology Showcase
3:15 PM-5:15 PM  Council Meetings  and Technology Showcase 
  • Global Animal Health and Emerging Disease Council (Agenda)
6:00 PM-8:00 PM  NIAA Awards Reception 
April 11, 2018 


7:00 AM-4:00 PM  Registration Opens 
7:00 AM-7:50 AM  U.S. Animal Health Association District at Large 
8:00 AM-9:00 AM  Continental Breakfast - Sunrise Discussion with Millennial Minds
  In-Depth with Nigel Gopie, PhD
An Interactive Hour with Dr. Gopie, IBM Blockchain
  A diverse group of Colorado college students will join Dr. Gopie for a conversation exploring friction points between technology and agriculture, and what it will take to shape new frontiers in traceability.
9:15 AM-11:15 AM  Council Meetings and Technology Showcase Hours (Refreshments Available)
  • Animal ID and Information Systems Council (Agenda)
  • Food Security, Regulatory and Trade Council (Agenda)
11:15 AM - 1:00 PM  Pick up Lunch (on your own) - Join us in the Technology Showcase
1:00 PM-4:00 PM  Keynote Session II
  One Health, Traceability and Emerging Technologies 
  Mr. Thomas A. Burke, Food Traceability Scientist, Global Food Traceability Center, Institute of Food Technologists
  Traceability in an International Context
  Mr. Thad Lively - Senior Vice President, Trade Access, U.S. Meat Export Federation

The Role of Traceability in Branded Beef

Mr. Mark McCully - Vice President, Production, Certified Angus Beef
  The Intersection Between Traceability and Sustainability 
  Greg Thoma, PhD - University of Arkansas, College of Engineering
5:00 PM-8:00 PM  National Assembly - State Animal Health Officials Meeting 
5:00 PM-9:00 PM  NIAA Board of Directors and Committee/Council Leadership Meeting 
April 12, 2018 
Traceability and the Real World - Interactive Workshop

6:45 AM-12:00 PM  Registration Opens 
7:00 AM-8:00 AM  Continental Breakfast 
8:00 AM-8:15 AM  Introduction and 'Call to Action' 
  Mr. Glenn Fischer - President, Allflex USA, Inc
8:15 AM-9:00 AM 
Moderator: Mr. Glenn Fischer 

A Glance Back - Lessons Learned That May Support Future Traceability Decisions
  Mr. Neil Hammerschmidt - Former USDA Animal Traceability Program Manager 
  The Evolution of the National ID and Traceability Program in Canada 
  Ms. Julie Stitt - Canadian Cattle Identification Agency  (Retired)
9:00 AM-10:00 AM  Cattle Traceability Working Group Update 
  Tony Forshey, DVM - State Veterinarian, Ohio Department of Agriculture 
  Nevil Speer, PhD - Vice President, U.S. Operations, AgriClear 
  Mr. Glenn Fischer - President, Allflex USA, Inc. 
10:00 AM-10:15 AM  Networking Break / Technology Showcase 
10:15 AM-11:15 AM   Moderator: Mr. Joe Leathers - General Manager, 6666 Ranch
 Working Session: Action Items and Next Steps
11:15 AM-12:15 PM  Industry Perspective on Traceability - A Panel Discussion

Moderator: Mr. Glenn Fischer 
  Mr. Chuck Adami - President & CEO, Equity Cooperative Livestock Association
  Mr. Jim Lovell - Cattle Procurement, Bartlett Cattle Company
  Ms. Maureen Phelon - Manager, Dairy ID Programs, Holstein Association, USA 
  Myriah Johnson, PhD - Agricultural Economics Consultant, Noble Research Institute 
12:15 PM-1:30 PM  Box Lunch Provided: Join Us at the Technology Showcase
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM  Canadian Industry Perspective -
Toward a Workable Cattle Tracking System
 Introduction: Ms. Chelsea Good, J.D. - Livestock Marketing Association 
  Mr. Ken Perlich -  Perlich Brothers Auction Market, Ltd.
2:00 PM-3:00 PM  Data Management:  a Regulatory, Industry and Producer Panel

Moderator: Ms. Kathryn Britton - Senior Director, Where Food Comes From 
  Mrs. Jill Wagner - Contract Manager, GlobalVetLINK 
 Mr. Roger Koberstein - Koberstein Farms 
  James Averill, DVM - State Veterinarian, Michigan Dept. of Agriculture 
3:00 PM-3:30 PM Wrap-up Key Speaker
  Nevil Speer, PhD - Vice President, U.S. Operations, AgriClear 



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