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 Agenda
 as of September 14, 2018
 **Kansas City, MO is on Central Time**
Monday, 
September 24
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Technology Showcase Reception and Opening Presentation
 Jennifer Houston - President Elect, National Cattlemen's Beef Association 
  
Tuesday, 
September 25
 
  
6:00 AM  REGISTRATION OPENS 
  
6:30 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast in Technology Showcase Area 
  
8:00 AM - 8:15 AM Forum Overview: Defining the Issues & Purpose of Livestock Traceability
 Nevil Speer, PhD - NIAA Board Chair & Forum Moderator 
  
 Welcome & Opening Remarks
 Garrett Hawkins, Deputy Director - Missouri Department of Agriculture 
  
8:15 AM - 8:45 AM Gregory Ibach, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, USDA 
  
  
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM Traceability Advancement Updates
 Jack Shere, PhD - Deputy Administrator, Veterinary Services (VS), Chief Veterinary Officer, USDA/APHIS/VS
 
  
9:45 AM - 11:30 AM Livestock Traceability Initiatives and Projects 
 Moderator: Nevil Speer, PhD 
 
 
  • Justin Smith, DVM  - State Veterinarian, Kansas Department of Agriculture
 
  • Ross Wilson - President & CEO, Texas Cattle Feeders Association
 
  • James Averill, DVM - Director of Agriculture, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development 
  
  
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM NETWORKING BREAK 
  
  
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Data Collection: Coercion or Collaboration
 Chip Kemp - Director, International Genetic Solutions
  
  
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM NETWORKING LUNCH (Lunch Provided)
  
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Producer Panel Discussion 
 Moderator: Joe Leathers - General Manager, 6666 Ranch 
 
  • Matt Teagarden - Chief Executive Officer, Kansas Livestock Association

  • Dairy Producer 

  • Brian Bell - Owner, Square B Ranch & Cattle Company
  
 State Veterinarian Panel Discussion 
 Moderator: Justin Smith, DVM - State Veterinarian, KS Dept. of Ag.
 
  •  Diane Kitchen, DVM, PhD - Veterinarian Manager, Bovine Programs, Florida Dept. of Ag. & Consumer Services 
 
  •  Rod Hall, DVM - State Veterinarian, OK Dept. of Agriculture 
 
  •  Keith Roehr, DVM - State Veterinarian, CO Dept. of Agriculture 
  
 Data Management Panel Discussion
 Moderator: Glenn Fischer - President, Allflex USA, Inc. 
 
  • Leann Saunders - President, IMI Global (A division of Where Food Comes From, Inc.)
 
  • Mike John - Director, Health Track Operations, MFA Incorporated 
 
  • William Avila - Pocket CowCard Product Lead, Valley Ag Software
 
  • Ginette Gottswiller - Director of Commercial Programs and AngusSource, American Angus Association
  
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM NETWORKING BREAK 
  
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Making Standards and Technology Work 
 Paul Laronde - Tag and Technology Manager, Canadian Cattle Identification Agency
  
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM NETWORKING RECEPTION (In Technology Showcase Area) 
  
Wednesday, 
September 26
 
  
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast 
  
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM Cattle Traceability Working Group Updates 
  
 Chuck Adami - President & CEO, Equity Cooperative Livestock Assoc.
 
  • Responsibilities & Opportunities 
  
 Shannon Wharton - Research Manager, Hy-Plains Feedyard, LLC 

  • Collection Technology 
 
 Ross Wilson - President & CEO, Texas Cattle Feeders Assoc. 

  • Information Liability 
 
 Chelsea Good, J.D. - Livestock Marketing Association 

  • Data Storage & Access 
 
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM Global Market Traceability Dynamics 
 Leann Saunders - President, IMI Global (A division of Where Food Comes From, Inc.)
  
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM NETWORKING BREAK 
  
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Wrap Up Comments 
 Dr. Nevil Speer
  
11:30 AM  Livestock Traceability Forum Adjourns 
  
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