The third Feed & Grain LIVE, an educational event for feed and grain professionals, including feedyard mill operators, will be held January 8-10, 2019, in Altoona, IA. Full details are available at live.feedandgrain.com.
Dr. Erin Bowers, associate scientist with Iowa State University, will kick off the event with a hands-on mycotoxin testing workshop. Sponsored by Neogen, the workshop includes testing for and identifying specific mycotoxins. Seating is limited, so those interested need to register now at live.feedandgrain.com.
Leah Wilkinson, vice president of public policy and education with the American Feed Industry Association, will offer a 2019 industry outlook that includes domestic and international realities that affect our markets.
“Becoming the Manager” is a hot subject that Dr. John Foltz, chair, department of animal sciences, The Ohio State University, will address. He will provide up-and-coming managers the tools needed to transition from employees to managers.
Jim Wyckoff, owner of Jim Wyckoff on the Markets analytical, educational and training services, will analyze the grain and livestock futures markets and the factors that affect prices daily. Plus, he’ll share his new e-book free with every LIVE 2019 attendee.
Nick Treblik, business operations director with Cargill Feed and Nutrition USA, will talk about the company’s renowned safety culture and share practices to take home. From his start as a trainee and moving up the ranks to technician, plant manager, regional manager and to his current role, his message will definitely connect with attendees.
Robert Barnes, president, Agriflo, will present how blockchain technology can be deployed now to solve many problems grain elevator operators and feed manufacturers face.
Jeff Jones, vice president and director of central operations for MKC, a co-op headquartered in Moundridge, Kansas, will be part of a panel discussion. He’ll be joined by Kris Torbert, live operations manager for Wayne Farms in Oakwood, Georgia, and Steve Allen, plant manager for ADM in Effingham, Illinois. They will share how they continue to improve their business after being featured in Feed & Grain magazine cover articles last year.
“Deep involvement in our industry is indicative of all our presenters. It’s how they connect with our attendees,” Arlette Sambs, Feed & Grain publisher, says. “This complements our theme, which is ‘Making Connections.’ Some educational sessions have extended Q&A sessions and our trade show features exhibitors who have the time and the space to sit down and visit with attendees about their short- and long-term business needs.
“In other words, LIVE offers registrants multiple opportunities to learn from and get to know each other. It’s an event that offers value to attendees and exhibitors alike.”
Sambs says some booth space is still available. She can be reached at 920-397-3828 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A show prospectus is available at live.feedandgrain.com.