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  (as of March 21, 2019)
  **Des Moines, IA will be on Central Time.  All times listed are CT**
April 8, 2019 
12:00 PM-7:00 PM  Registration Opens 
7:00 PM-9:00 PM  NIAA Council Leaders Briefing
April 9, 2019
6:45 AM-5:00 PM   Registration Opens 
7:00 AM-8:15 AM  Continental Breakfast 
8:30 AM-10:30 AM  Keynote Session I
  Welcome and Opening Comments
  Daniel L. Grooms DVM, PhD - Dean, Iowa State Veterinary College
 Conference Moderator: Nevil Speed, PhD - NIAA Board Chair 
  Can Agriculture Save the Planet?
  Mr. Jack Bobo - Vice President, Global Policy & Government Affairs, Intrexon Corp.
  Blockchain: Traceability and Transparency for Supply Chain Effectiveness and Elevated Consumer Trust
  David E. McCarty - Consumer Products Industry Executive Consultant, IBM
  Challenges Facing Rural Entrepreneurs 
  Peter Orazem, PhD - University Professor of Economics, Iowa State University
10:30 AM-12:30 PM  Networking Break / Exclusive Technology Showcase Hours 
12:00 PM-12:50 PM  NIAA Annual Business Meeting (Box Lunch Provided - Open to All)

~Guest Speaker~

 Science Communication Workshop: Making Your Message Matter 

Michael F. Dahlstrom, PhD - Associate Professor,

Journalism & Mass Communication, Iowa State University

1:00 PM-3:00 PM  Committee / Council Meetings and Technology Showcase Hours
  • Aquatic Livestock Committee -  Agenda
  • Animal Health Emergency Management Council - Agenda
  • Animal Care Council - Agenda
3:00 PM-3:15 PM  Networking Break / Exclusive Technology Showcase 
3:15 PM-5:15 PM  Council Meetings  and Technology Showcase Hours
  • Antibiotic Council  - Agenda
  • Global Animal Health and Emerging Disease Council - Agenda
6:00 PM-8:00 PM  NIAA Awards Reception 
April 10, 2019 


7:00 AM-4:00 PM  Registration Opens 
8:00 AM-9:00 AM  Continental Breakfast 

~Guest Speaker~

  How Alternative Proteins Can Support the Animal Agriculture Industry

Renee A. Vassilos - Agricultural Economist, Banyan Innovation Group 
9:15 AM-11:15 AM  Council Meetings and Technology Showcase Hours (Refreshments Available)
  • Animal ID and Food Security, Regulatory and Trade Councils - 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
  Alternative Proteins: Present State and Future Outlook 
  Rodrigo Tarte, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University 
 How Gene Editing Can Be Another Tool in Raising Healthier Animals 
  Emily Metz - Director, New Product Marketing, Genus PLC 
  Cultivating Meaningful Conversations 

J.J. Jones - Co-Founder, Roots and Legacies 
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 11, 2019 
USDA ADT  Interactive Workshop - 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 - 9:15 AM   Module 1: Slow Burn - Endemic Disease Trace 
 Aaron Scott, DVM, PhD, DACVPM -  National Director and Veterinary Accreditation, USDA 
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM  Module 2: Wildfire - Foreign Animal Disease Trace - Breakout Groups led by: 
 Tyler McAlpin, DVM -  Emergency Management Specialist, Cattle Health Center, USDA
 Kevin Petersburg, DVM - AVIC, IA, USDA 
 Sarah Tomlinson, DVM Executive Director, Strategy and Policy, USDA 
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Networking Break / Technology Showcase 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM  Wrap-up "Wildfire" and Hot Wash 

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM 

Lunch / Technology Showcase 
1:00 PM - 1:30 PMAnimal Disease Traceability 

Jack Shere, PhD - Deputy Administrator, Veterinary Services (VS), Chief Veterinary Officer, USDA/APHIS/VS

Cattle Traceability Working Group (CTWG) Updates 
1:30 PM - 1:50 PM Information & Liability 

Cattle Traceability Liabilities White Paper
 Elizabeth R. Rumley - Senior Staff Attorney, National Agricultural Law Center, University of Arkansas
1:50 PM - 2:05 PM  Responsibilities & Opportunities 
  Chuck Adami - President & CEO, Equity Cooperative Livestock Association 
2:05 PM - 2:20 PM Collection & Technologies
  Glenn Fischer - President, Allflex USA, Inc. 
2:20 - 3:00 PM  State Pilot Project Updates
  Kansas - Justin Smith, DVM - State Veterinarian, Kansas Department of Agriculture 
  Florida - Gene Lollis, Manager, Buck Island Ranch, Lake Placid, FL  
  Texas - Ross Wilson - President & CEO, Texas Cattle Feeders Association 
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