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2020 Annual Conference               Agenda                        


  •  Animal Health Emergency Management Council

  (as of February 10, 2020)
  **Kansas City, MO will be on Central Time.  All times listed are CT**
April 6, 2020
12:00 PM-7:00 PM  Registration Opens 
7:00 PM-9:00 PM  NIAA Council Leaders Briefing
April 7, 2020
6:45 AM-5:00 PM   Registration Opens 
7:00 AM-8:15 AM  Continental Breakfast 
8:30 AM-10:30 AM  General Session I
  Welcome and Opening Comments
  Polly Ruhland, CEO, United Soybean Board 
  Whether Plant or Animal, Protein Plays an Essential Role in Global Nutrition 
10:00 AM-12:00 PM  Council Meetings / Technology Showcase 
    Animal Health Emergency Management Council
    Animal Care Council
12:00 PM-12:45 PM  NIAA Annual Business Membership Meeting (NIAA Members Only)

Brian Klippenstein
  The Politics of Protein
1:00 PM-1:45 PM  General Session II
  Glynn Tonsor, PhD, Department of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University  

The Future Global Protein Marketplace: Perspectives of an Economist

1:45 PM-2:15 PM  Networking Break / Technology Showcase 
2:15 PM-4:15 PM  Council Meetings and Technology Showcase 
    Antibiotic Council
    Global Animal Health & Emerging Disease Council
    Animal Agriculture Advocacy Council
4:30 PM-6:30 PM  Joint KC Animal Health Corridor and NIAA Reception 
April 8, 2020


7:00 AM-4:00 PM  Registration Opens 
7:00 AM-7:30 AM  Continental Breakfast 

7:30 AM-9:00 AM    General Session III
  Protein Panel - Sharing our story in today's food system
  During this facilitated conversation, NIAA Board of Directors Chairman, Nevil Speer, will convene leaders from The Beef Alliance, National Pork Producers Council, American Sheep Industry Association and others to explore how, together, animal agriculture leaders engage in meaningful conversations about The Future of Global Protein
9:15 AM-11:15 AM  Council Meetings and Technology Showcase Hours (Refreshments Available)
    Animal Identification & Information Systems Council
    Animal Agriculture Advocacy Council
11:15 AM - 1:00 Lunch (on your own) - Technology Showcase
1:00 PM-4:00 PM  General Session IV
  Jack Britt, Ph.D. - Scientist & Futurist
  How can we ensure a leading role for USA animal protein in the world of the future?
  Michael Uetz, Midan Marketing
  Keeping it Real for Tomorrow’s Consumers: How can the U.S. animal agriculture industry support retailers, restaurants and e-commerce companies to keep meat on the consumers’ plates?
   Kerryann Kocher, Rock Road Consulting
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 9, 2020
Add-On Day - Agenda

6:45 AM-12:00 PM  Registration Opens 
7:00 AM-7:45 AM  Continental Breakfast 
8:00 AM-8:15 AM Welcome & Introductions
8:15 AM - 11:30 AM   Morning Session
  Keith Harris, Ph.D., Department of Agriculture Economics, Kansas State University
 The Supply Chain and its Impact on Food System
  Animal Agriculture Service Provider Panel, featuring: 
  Justin Welsh, DVM, Merck Animal Health 
  Dale Polson, DVM, Boehringer-Ingelheim
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM  Networking Break / Technology Showcase 

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM 

Raja Ramachandren,
 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Afternoon Session
  Sasha Gennet, Ph.D., The Nature Conservancy
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Facilitated Closing
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