ISDA Annual Meeting Set for December 5th-6th in Ames

ISDA's Annual Meeting is set for Wednesday, December 5th & Thursday December 6th at the Quality Inn and Suites in Ames. The Annual Meeting will have speakers on trade and export markets, risk management/financial planning, and Dairy Checkoff Updates.

For a complete list of speakers please take a look at the agenda below.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Ames, IA

3:00 PM

Education Ballroom AB

· Matt Lange, Compeer Financial

“Becoming a Top 25% Dairy Business: Strategies and Tactics for Success”

Why is it that some dairy operations make money and others don’t? What are they doing differently? In this training, Matt Lange will review the strategies and tactics some dairy businesses are implementing and executing to place themselves in the top 25% of operations based on net income. Utilizing Compeer Financials benchmark of 100,000 cows throughout the Midwest, attendees will get to see first-hand what separates these dairy businesses. Additionally, attendees will get to review performance metrics that they can take back home to evaluate on their own operations to help benchmark against.

5:00 PM

Policy Meeting Ballroom AB

6:00 PM

Meeting adjourn for the day Ballroom CD

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Ames, IA

8:00-9:00 AM

Tour of Veterinary Diagnostic Lab

· Meet in the Lobby of the Quality Inn & Suites at 7:30 AM

10:00 AM

Iowa Agriculture Industry Update Ballroom AB

· Mike Naig, Secretary of Agriculture

10:45 - 11 AM

Midwest Dairy Update

· Jenna Finch, Farmer Relation Manager

11:00 – 12:00 PM

Keynote Speaker Ballroom AB

· Secretary Tom Vilsack, President and CEO of the United States Dairy Export Council, gives remarks on US Trade relations and gaining the next 5% of dairy exports.

12:00-12:30 PM

Lunch Ballroom CD

· Sponsored by Midwest Dairy

12:30 – 1:00 PM

ISU Dairy Research Update Ballroom AB

· Dr. Pat Gordon, ISU Director, Food Supply Veterinary Medicine

1:00 PM

Annual Business Meeting (delegates required) Ballroom AB

· Call to Order

· Roll Call

· Minutes

· Financial Statement

· President’s Report

· Executive Director report

· Legislative update

· Elections

· 2018 Policy Statements

· Other Business

Meeting Adjourn Ballroom AB