Lake Michigan Sunrise by Deb Pike

Conference Agenda

Last Update: 5/9/19

Sunday, June 9
 
  Event Location
1:00 - 6:00 PM Conference Registration In front of Salon A, between Salons B & E
1:00 - 4:00 PM NFRBMEA Pre-Conference Board Meeting Island Room
1:00 - 5:00 PM Early Career Workshop  
  0-2 Year Salon D
  3-5 Year Salon E
2:00 - 4:00 PM NAFBAS Board Meeting Salons B & C
3:00 - 4:00 PM NFRBMEA Past Presidents' Meeting TBD
3:00 - 6:00 PM North Central Farm Management Committee Meeting Salon C
4:00 PM Joint NAFBAS ⁄ NFRBMEA Board Meeting Salons B & C
6:30 - 8:30 PM Evening Welcome Reception- All Welcome
  —Serving Wisconsin's finest- cheese, crackers, cheese curds, etc.
Entertainment by North Shore, a Barbershop Quartet, providing musical entertainment to people of all ages
Lakeview Terrace
8:30 - ?? Bonfire with S'mores on the Beach Lakeside Terrace Bonfire Pit

Monday, June 10
Host: Brad Sirianni
  Event Location
7:00 - 8:00 AM Registrant Buffet Breakfast Salons E/F/G
7:30 AM First-Timers' Meeting (Reserved tables) Salons E/F/G
  Registration Continues In front of Salon A
8:00 AM General Session: “Welcome to the 2019 Conference” Salon A
8:15 AM Speaker: Craig Culver, founder of Culver's restaurants Salon A
9:00 am Kent Meister, Farm Financial Standards Council (FFSC) Salon A
9:15 am “Dairy Farms with Anaerobic Digester Gas to Renewable Natural Gas Projects”
  —Kevin Dobson & Mark Hill
Salon A
9:15 am Spouse/Family Meet & Greet
An opportunity for spouses and families to network and learn about area attractions.
Salon E
9:45 am “Ag Economy Barometer”
  —Michael Langemeier
Salon A
10:15 am BREAK  
10:30 am Break-out Sessions Salons B/C/D
11:00 am Break-out Sessions Salons B/C/D
11:30 am Break-out Sessions Salons B/C/D
NOON Registrant Luncheon Salons E/F/G
1:00 PM “Communicating, Connecting & Advocating with Everyday Consumers”
  —Kim Bremmer, Ag Inspirations
TBD
2:00 PM “Behavioral Economics”
  —Ray Massey
TBD
2:45 pm BREAK  
3:00 pm Break-out Sessions Salons B/C/D
3:30 pm Break-out Sessions Salons B/C/D
4:00 pm Break-out Sessions Salons B/C/D
4:30 pm NAFBAS Committee Meetings TBD
5:15 pm Adjourn - Dinner and Evening on Your Own  
6:15 pm Depart for DTE Biomass Energy Tour- Newton Facility (all welcome)
Travel via personal vehicle/carpool
 
7:00 - 8:30 pm Tour DTE Biomass Energy- Newton Facility
 
 
8:30 - ?? Bonfire with S'mores on the Beach Lakeside Terrace Bonfire Pit

Tuesday, June 11
Host: Mike Harer
  Event Location
  Vendor Set-up. Vendors are available to visit for the day.  
7:00 - 8:00 AM Registrant Buffet Breakfast Salons E/F/G
8:00 AM General Session Announcements Salon A
8:15 AM “Make Employer / Employee Relations More Productive and Accountable”
  —Tom Wall, The Dairy Coach
Salon A
9:15 am “Navigating Negotiations & Facilitating Communications Between Landlord & Tenant”
  —Mykel Taylor
Salon A
10:15 am BREAK & VISIT VENDORS
10:30 am Break-out Sessions Salons B/C/D
11:00 am Break-out Sessions Salons B/C/D
11:30 am Break-out Sessions Salons B/C/D
NOON Buffet Luncheon (Registrants, Vendors & Speakers) Salons E/F/G
12:50 pm 2020 Conference Planners' Presentation Salon A
1:00 PM “Agricultural Economic Forecast/ Trends”
  —Gary Sipiorski & John Kappelman
TBD
2:15 pm “Diversity in Dairy Agriculture”
  —Karen Kelley, Kelley Country Creamery
TBD
3:00 pm BREAK & VISIT VENDORS
3:30 pm NAFBAS Business Meetings Salon B
  NFRBMEA Business Meeting Salon D
5:30 pm Adjourn  
6:30 pm Evening Event: Lake Orchard Aquaponics
Traditional ‘Wisconsin Brat Fry’ will be served.
Includes tour of Aquaponics; also outdoor games, small Par 3 Golf.
www.lakeorchardaquaponics.com (Travel via personal vehicle/ carpool)
8:30 - ?? Bonfire with S'mores on the Beach Lakeside Terrace Bonfire Pit

Wednesday, June 12
(Tour Day)
  Event Location
7:00 am Breakfast Buffet (Registrants & Families)
8:00 AM Load Buses for Tours:  
  TOUR 1: Kohler Company/Farm WI Discovery Center
  TOUR 2: LaClare Goat Farm, Creamery, Retail Shop & Café/Farm WI Discovery Center
  TOUR 3: Maritime Museum & Submarine Tour/Farm WI Discovery Center
NOON Artisan Cold Sandwich Buffet at Farm WI Discovery Center  
12:30 - 3:30 pm AFTERNOON TOUR: Spudmobile Tours at Farm WI Discovery Center  
3:00 - 4:00 pm Buses Return to Blue Harbor Resort  
4:00 pm Evening on Your Own  
8:30 - ?? Bonfire with S'mores on the Beach Lakeside Terrace Bonfire Pit

Thursday, June 13
  Event Location
7:00 am Registrant Breakfast Buffet Salons E/F/G
7:30 AM Denny Jackson Storytelling Salons E/F/G
8:00 am “Hands-on Approach to Dealing with Farm Families' Emotional Stress”
  —Monica Kramer McConkey
Salons E/F/G
9:00 am Group Roundtable Discussions: Case Study with Analysis Salons E/F/G
8:00 - 11:00 am Early Career Session, Part 2 with Group Analysis TBD
10:00 am NFRBMEA Business Meeting TBD
11:00 am Adjourn  
NOON NFRBMEA Post-Conference Board Meeting TBD