"Managing Disruptors on the Dairy Farm"

Progressive Dairy Operators Triennial Symposium

March 4-6, 2019, Toronto, ON

TD Bank

Program

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Rosylane Farms

Learn About Managing Without Antibiotics!

Rosy-Lane Holsteins have managed without antibiotics successfully for over two years. With regulations in Canada changing before 2019, you should take the opportunity to hear Symposium speaker Lloyd Holterman explain the “Practical Ways to Manage Without Antibiotics.”

As well, Daphne Holterman will be participating in the Producer Panel discussion “Costs & Profit Under the Microscope” where she will detail how Rosy-Lane manages both costs AND margin using examples from their farm.


Featured Symposium Speakers

Dr. Brian Goldman

Dr. Brian Goldman

Banquet Speaker, Dr. Brian Goldman, is one of those rare individuals with great success, in not one, but several adrenaline-pumping careers. In his new ‘Power of Kindness‘ keynote presentation, Dr. Goldman takes audiences out the hospital room and into the world at large, investigating why kindness is so vital to our existence. A power and engaging speaker, Dr. Goldman shares personal anecdotes from his quest to gain a deeper understanding of his own sense of empathy.

Elaine Froese

Elaine Froese

Elaine Froese is a life-long farmer and uses her background in conflict resolution and communication to coach her clients through transition so they can focus on the business of farming. Elaine has worked directly with over 600 farm families and has coached thousands more through her speaking engagements on emotionally charged topics. Symposium registration will include a copy of Elaine’s new book, Building Your Farm Legacy. Progressive dairy farmers, plan to attend and secure your legacy!

Jeff Ansell

Jeff Ansell

Jeff Ansell has created a unique process to equip dairy producers, industry reps and researchers with the confidence and ability to successfully manage all manner of media encounters. Jeff reveals a framework to properly respond to challenging questions, avoid media traps and deliver difficult news. When the Headline is YOU is a guide to safeguarding your organization’s reputation, especially when public trust is jeopardized.

Symposium Program

MONDAY, MARCH 4

7-9 PM: Wine & Cheese Reception


TUESDAY, MARCH 5

8 AM: Welcoming Address, Erica Kiestra, Chair, PDO

Are You Afraid of Disruptive Technology?, Mark Majewski, Ontario Centres of Excellence

Why and How to Manage with Less Antibiotics, Tine van Werven, Utrecht University

Practical Ways to Manage Without Antibiotics, Lloyd Holterman, Rosy-Lane Holsteins

Healthier Cows, Lower Body Condition Score, James Drackley, University of Illinois

Discussing the Undiscussabull - tools to let go and talk about tough transition issues, Elaine Froese, ElaineFroese.com

LUNCH

Protecting Against Fraud, Dennis Parker, TD Bank Group

PDO Member Survey, Marlene Paibomesai, OMAFRA

When the Headline is You!, Jeff Ansell, Jeff Ansell & Associates

BREAKOUT SESSION (Choose 1 of 5)

1: Finding FAIRness in Farm Transition - what each generation
needs for succession success,
Elaine Froese, ElaineFroese.com

2: Communication in a Crisis, Jeff Ansell, Jeff Ansell & Associates

3: Advanced Genetics for Profit, Brian Houin, Homestead Dairy

4: Transition Cow Management, Michael Overton, Elanco

5: Let’s Talk Mental Health, Briana Hagen, University of Guelph

BREAKOUT SESSION (Choose 1 of 5)

1: Finding FAIRness in Farm Transition - what each generation
needs for succession success,
Elaine Froese, ElaineFroese.com

2: Straight Talk on Stray Voltage, Phil Meadows & Muayad Tarabain, Mitchell Veterinary Services/Hydro One

3: Advanced Genetics for Profit, Brian Houin, Homestead Dairy

4: Transition Cow Management, Michael Overton, Elanco

5: Let’s Talk Mental Health, Briana Hagen, University of Guelph

5:30 PM: Adjournment

6-7 PM: Social Hour

7 PM: Evening Banquet
The Milk of Human Kindness: Guest Speaker Dr. Brian Goldman


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6

8 AM: Opening Remarks

The Digital Farm Robin, Johnston, Cainthus

Get Cows Pregnant & Keep Them Pregnant, Dr. Eduardo Ribeiro, University of Guelph

Early Life Effects Last a Lifetime, Dr. Tine van Werven, Utrecht University

Australian Deregulation Disruption: A Farmer’s Perspective, Stuart Crosthwaite, The Hermitage Dairy Pty Ltd.

Labour Fundamentals & Fine Details, Ken Linington, Labour Issues Coordinating Committee

LUNCH

PRODUCER PANEL: Costs & Profit Under the Microscope

Daphne Holterman, Rosy-Lane Holsteins

Melanie Trottier, Newbrabant Farms

Jeff Stewardson, Stewardson Dairy

The Future Dairy Aisle, Michael Barrett, Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Ltd.

3 PM: Adjournment

Register Now for Early-bird Pricing

Prices change February 1st, 2019. Please include your name and your farm name.

Symposium Registration
Name & Farm Name

Extra Banquet Ticket
Name & Farm Name


Book Your Room

Delta Hotels
Toronto Airport & Conference Centre
655 Dixon Road
Toronto, ON
(Direst) (416) 244-1711 Ext. 3775
(Reservations)
1-800-668-3656

Book your hotel room online or by phone. If you are reserving by phone, please use the group code “PDA” or “Progressive Dairy Operators” to identify your room block. Your bedroom block release date is February 11, 2019.


Symposium Sponsors

Symposium Sponsors