Conference Schedule

GFE Conference Agenda June 21 & 22, 2018 (Tentative)

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Thursday, June 21

8:00 - 8:15 am       Welcome, Jason Rowntree 
8:15 - 9:15 am       Barry Dunn, President, South Dakota State University
9:15 - 10:15 am     Jonathan Lundgren, Blue Dasher Farms
10:15 -11:00 am    Break & Trade Show
11:00 -12:00 pm    Christine Jones “Nitrogen: The Double Edged Sword”
12:15 - 1:15 pm     Lunch
1:30 - 2:30 pm       Dan O’Brien, Wild Idea Buffalo Company
2:30 - 3:30 pm       Producer Panel: Including Dan O’Brien, Glen Elzinga, and more 
3:30 - 4:00 pm        Break & Trade Show
4:00 - 5:00 pm        Fred Kirschenmann “Agriculture: Challenges?  Yes. But the Future in Bright”
5:00 - 6:15 pm        Trade Show & Social Hour
6:30 - 9:00 pm       Banquet Speaker – Nina Teicholz, “The Big Fat Surprise”

Friday, June 22
8:00 - 8:15 am         Opening Remarks
8:30 - 10:00 am      Session #1
10:00 - 10:30 am    Break & Trade Show
10:30 - 12:00 pm    Session #2
12:15 - 1:00 pm      Lunch
1:15 - 2:45 pm        Session #3
2:45 - 3:15 pm        Break & Trade Show
3:15 - 4:45 pm        Session #4
5:00 - 5:30 pm        Wrap-up & Adjourn

Current Breakout Sessions (Presented 2x each)
A. Bison – “Monarch of the Prairie – A Bison Resurgence”
B. Multispecies & Marketing – “Stacking Enterprises, Stacking Profit”
C. Grassfed Genetics – “The Extraordinary Power of Genetics”
D. The Extraordinary Power of Diversity
E. Grazing Management – “Grazing Is Your Profit Center”
F. The Ranch as Ecosystem – “Circle of Life”
G. Young Farmers – “ Your Best Days Are Ahead of You”
H. Farm Finance & Profitability – Farm Credit – “Turning Your Farm Into A Cash Cow”


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