Virginia State Feed Association 2018  -  February 14-15, 2018 -The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center  - Roanoke, Virginia
Virginia State Feed Association 2018  -  February 14-15, 2018 -The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center  - Roanoke, Virginia

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
9:00 a.m. Feeding Practices to Optimize Horse Health
Kristine Ely, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Animal & Poultry Science, Virginia Tech
9:45 a.m. Genetic Engineering for Sustainable Food and Fiber Production: Separating the Myths from Reality
Troy Ott, Ph.D., Penn State University
10:30 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment
Katharine Knowlton, Ph.D., Virginia Tech Department of Dairy Science
11:45 a.m. Market Direction: What’s Driving the Future(s)?
Wilmer Stoneman, Virginia Farm Bureau
12:30 p.m. Lunch & Business Meeting
Presentation of Awards and Scholarship

2:00 p.m. Current and Future Challenges of Agriculture in Virginia
2:45 p.m. USDOT Regulations—What You as a Shipper or Carrier Need to Know
Scott Parsons, Virginia State Police
3:30 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. Recent Advances for Management of Fescue Toxicity in Beef Cattle Production
Bain Wilson, Ph.D., Department of Animal & Poultry Science, Virginia Tech
4:45 p.m. Virginia Cattle Industry Update and Outlook
Jason Carter, M.S., Virginia Cattlemen’s Association
6:00 p.m. Reception
Thursday, February 15, 2018
8:00 a.m. Environmental and Agronomic Factors Affecting the Nutritional Quality of Corn for Silage
Gonzalo Ferreira, Ph.D., Department of Dairy Science, Virginia Tech
8:45 a.m. Forage Quality: Fiber Digestibility
Cliff Ocker, BioZyme
9:20 a.m. Break
9:50 a.m. Impact of Post-harvest Management on Forage Quality and Rumen Function
Gbenga Ayangbile, Ph.D., Agri-King
10:30 a.m. How Fiber Digestibility Affects Forage Quality and Milk Production in High Producing Cows
Dave Combs, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin—Madison
11:10 a.m. Got Milk Commission?: Functions and Benefits of State Milk Regulation
Crafton Wilkes, M.S., Virginia Milk Commission
11:50 a.m. Lunch
1:10 p.m. Transition Cow Management: Calcium Health and Diagnostics
Jessica McCart, Ph.D., Cornell University
1:50 p.m. Dairy Master — Surviving as a Small Dairy Farm
Tom Kestell, Ever-Green-View Holsteins
2:30 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Robots Panel—Case 1
Coty Goodwin—Coty, Phillip & Michelle Goodwin Dairy, Gordonsville, Virginia
3:20 p.m. Robots Panel—Case
Laura Flory—Hillside Farm, Dublin, Virginia
4:00 p.m. Robots Panel—Case 3
Billy French—French Brothers Dairy, Woodstock, Virginia
4:20 p.m. Panel Discussion on Robotics — Open for Questions
4:50 Adjourn

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