Program Agenda

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
 

Pre-Conference Symposium: "New Innovations for the Use of the Soybean"

- Sponsored by Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council

7:30 am - Light Continental Breakfast

8:00 am - Registration

8:30 am - Welcome - Tom Slunecka, CEO, Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council

8:35 am - Modifying soybean meal composition through advances in plant breeding technology - Aaron Lorenz, University of Minnesota

9:25 am - Meal quality is affected by soybean genetics, environment, and storage - Seth Naeve, University of Minnesota

10:15 am - Break

10:45 am - Considering low allergenicity soybeans for pigs - Crystal Levesque, South Dakota State University

11:10 am - Nutritive value of modified soybean meals for meat-type poultry - Sally Noll, University of Minnesota

11:35 am - Panel Discussion: "What are you looking for from soybean meal?" - Mike Youngerberg, David Kee & Kim Nill, Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council

12:00 pm - Lunch

General Session: "Challenges Facing Animal Production"

MODERATOR: Keith Klanderman, Nutriad

1:15 pm - Know GMO - Will agriculture be ALLOWED to feed 9 billion people? - Keynote Speaker: Robert Saik, Saik Management Group
- Sponsored by Nutriad

2:15 pm - The challenges of future animal production - Allison Garriga, USFRA

3:00 pm - Break

3:30 pm - Gene editing: Biotechnology breakthroughs and challenges - Eric Williams, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

4:15 pm - Uncommon allies: Farmers and environmental groups - Joe Smentek, Minnesota Soybean Growers Association

5:00 pm - Graduate Student Poster Competition Winners - ARPAS Midwest Chapter

5:10 pm - Alltech Research Update

5:30 pm - Adjourn for the Day

Join us in the Grand Hall at 5:30 for the Welcome Reception
- Sponsored by Alltech
 

Thursday, September 20, 2018

7:30 am - Light Continental Breakfast

8:00 am - Registration

Ruminant Session

MODERATOR: Grant Crawford, Merck

8:30 am - Welcome

8:35 am - Recent advances in nutrition for growth and health in dairy calves - James Drackley, University of Illinois

9:15 am - Relationships between protein and energy consumed and calf growth and first lactation production performance of Holstein dairy cows - Brad Heins, West Central Research & Outreach Center, University of Minnesota

9:55 am - Break

10:25 am - Raising Holstein steers for the beef market - Tara Felix, Pennsylvania State University

11:05 am - Amino acid nutrition of dairy cows: Emphasis on histidine - Alex Hristov, Pennsylvania State University

11:45 am - Lunch

MODERATOR: Brad Heins, West Central Research & Outreach Center, University of Minnesota

1:15 pm - Measuring and managing enteric methane emissions in beef cattle - Nicolas DiLorenzo, North Florida Research & Education Center, University of Florida

1:55 pm - Understanding milk fat depression and rumen health through milk fatty acid profile - Kevin Harvatine, Pennsylvania State University

2:35 pm - Meeting mineral requirements of cows and calves in the Upper Midwest - John Arthington, Range Cattle Research & Education Center, University of Florida

3:15 pm - U of M Research Update: Historical review and future research and facilities at the North Central Research and Outreach Center - Megan Webb, University of Minnesota

3:35 pm - Adjourn

Non-Ruminant Session

MODERATOR: Lee Johnston, West Central Research & Outreach Center, University of Minnesota

8:30 am - Welcome

8:35 am - Nutrition, gut response, and pig performance - Milena Saqui-Salces, University of Minnesota

9:15 am - Do we feed pigs or the pig’s microbiome? - Andres Gomez, University of Minnesota

9:55 am - U of M Research Update: Efficacy of enzymes in DDGS diets: A meta-analysis - Michaela Trudeau, University of Minnesota

10:15 am - Break

10:45 am - U of M Research Update: Life cycle analysis of feed ingredients - Jennifer Schmitt, University of Minnesota

11:25 am - Amino acid nutrition of modern sows: Is good 'good enough'? - Crystal Levesque, South Dakota State University

12:00 pm - Lunch

MODERATOR: Milan Hruby, DuPont

1:15 pm - Direct fed microbials in the era of antibiotic free production – Leveraging nutribiosis to illuminate the effect on gut microbiota and the immune system - Alexander Yitbarek, DuPont
- Sponsored by DuPont

1:55 pm - Updates on fat and fatty acids in poultry nutrition and health - Reza Poureslami, ADM Nutrition
- Sponsored by ADM

2:35 pm - Shell and bone quality theatre: Dial M for magnesium - Kevin Roberson, Michael Foods
- Sponsored by Michael Foods

3:15 pm - U of M Research Update: Amino acids for commercial turkey toms - Sally Noll, University of Minnesota

3:35 pm - Adjourn

Equine Session

MODERATOR: Krishona Martinson, University of Minnesota

8:25 am - Welcome

8:30 am - Diet impacts on horse microbiome - Amy Biddle, University of Delaware

9:30 am - Modeling the amino acid and nitrogen requirements for gestation and lactation in the mare: Gaps and future research needs - Nathalie Trottier, Michigan State University

10:15 am - Break

10:45 am - Gastrointestinal homeostasis: The role of the microbiome and microRNA - Stephen Coleman, Colorado State University

11:45 am - Lunch

1:15 pm - U of M Research Update: Wrap-type affects dry matter and nutritive values of alfalfa hay in long-term storage - Amanda Reiter, University of Minnesota

1:40 pm - U of M Research Update: Consumer knowledge and horse preference for different colored oats - Krishona Martinson, University of Minnesota

2:05 pm - Equine Industry Round Table: "The equine microbiome: The new frontier"

  • Harlan Anderson, Square Meal Feeds
  • Roy Johnson, Cargill Animal Nutrition
  • Gary Pusillo, INTI Service Corporation
  • Randy Raub, Kentucky Equine Research (KER)
  • Judith A. Reynolds, Dr. Judy Reynolds Equine Research and Consulting
  • Kelly R. Vineyard, Purina Animal Nutrition LLC

3:00 pm - Group Discussion

3:30 pm - Adjourn
  

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The 79th MN Nutrition Conference has been approved for:

12 ARPAS CEUs

8 possible MBVM CEUs

more info here