Trade and Dairy Economics and Consolidation in the Industry
by: Dr. Marin Bozic, University of Minnesota. Marin Bozic is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. Marin’s research program in dairy economics covers dairy policy, risk management, demand for dairy foods and economics of new dairy food processing technologies. Since earning his PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011, he has published a dozen research articles, and has served as principal investigator on over twenty funded projects. Dr. Bozic serves in a leadership role in several organizations. He is an Associate Director of Midwest Dairy Foods Research Center, and the facilitator of Minnesota Dairy Growth Alliance. Marin is also a member of the National Program on Dairy Markets and Policy, a team of dairy economists who recently won a national award for their outreach work on the 2014 Farm Bill.
Clarity & Leadership for Environmental Awareness and Research
by: Dr. Frank Mitloehner, UC Davis. Frank Mitloehner, Ph.D., is a professor and air quality specialist in cooperative extension in the Department of Animal Science at the University of California, Davis. He is committed to making a difference for generations to come, and thus, is passionate about understanding and mitigating air emissions from livestock operations, as well as studying the implications of these emissions for the health and safety of farm workers and neighboring communities. In addition, he is focusing on the food production challenge that will become a global issue as the world’s population grows to nearly 10 billion by 2050. Mitloehner is frequently sought after for his expertise and ability to bring stakeholders together to address issues regarding air quality, and agricultural efficiencies and sustainability. His work in this regard has included serving as chairman of a global United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) partnership project to benchmark the environmental footprint of livestock production. He was a workgroup member on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) under President Barack Obama, and a member of the National Academies of Science Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee on “A Framework for Assessing the Health, Environmental, and Social Effects of the Food System.”
Google Glass Technology and Its Use in the Feed Industry
by: Tom Chestnut, NSF International: Turnover and training remains a challenge across the grain and feed industry. Over the last 5 years, Google and its Glass partners (like EyeSucceed) have been developing advanced, wearable technology solutions that will transform how training is conducted now and in the future. In this presentation, you will see how this technology is being leveraged across aerospace, manufacturing, and the food industry. You will also have the opportunity to experience and demo the latest and most advanced Google wearable technology that is not available to the general public.
CGFA Annual Meeting & Activity Reports: Get a 2019-2020 update on your partnership with CGFA from President Adam Goltz, Balchem, a legislative update by Dennis Albiani and a review of the activities of this past year from Chief Executive Officer Chris Zanobini.