Conference Schedule

2020 Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference – Saturday, January 25th, 2020


3:00 pm – Expo Hall Opens – Plus door prize give-away every 30 minutes

4:00 pm  – Cover Crops Forum – Hosted by Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network

5:00 pm  – Live from the Hayloft – Interviews on KIIC of Saturday Session Speakers

5:00- 7:00 pm – Iowa Corn Reception – Open to ALL!   Live 600 pound Ice Carving Hayloft Stage (in Expo Hall)

7:00 pm – Expo Hall Closes


8:00 am – Farm Show Expo Opens!  Free Beef Lunch to the first 650 in the door Saturday!

8:00 am – Free Coffee courtesy Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network – Hayloft Stage (in Expo Hall)

9:00-9:10am – Welcome and Opening Comments Theater (off Lobby)

9:00- 9:45am – Kelly Bryan – Duracrop  – Hayloft Stage (in Expo Hall)

9:10-10:00am – General Session 1: – Theater (off Lobby)
“Fast Forwarding Genetics:  The Latest in IVF Technology – Taylor Grussing, Vytelle

10:00 -11:00am  – Energy Alternatives for your Farm, Acreage or Business – Hayloft Stage (in Expo Hall)

10:05-10:55am – General Session 2: Theater (off Lobby)
Ag Advocacy:  The Open Letter to Ellen DeGeneres – Amanda Radke, BEEF Magazine

11:00- 12:00am –  “Calves on Cam”  plus Protecting your Farm, Family and Livestock with Video and Security options Hayloft Stage (in Expo Hall)

11:00-11:50am – General Session 3: Theater (off Lobby)
Exploring Plant-based Protein Sources – Tom Mastrobouni, Tyson Foods

12:00-1:10pm – Beef Lunch Sponsored by Sinclair Tractor to first 650 in door beginning at 8am   LOBBY 
(everyone invited to attend – free lunch is for those with a ticket.   No ticket?  You may also purchase a lunch)

12:30- 1:00pm – Mini Camping – Josh Bandstra GoBe Campers – Hayloft Stage (in Expo Hall)

1:00pm-3:00pm – General Session 3: Theater (off Lobby)
Consumer Trends in the Protein Business – Tom Mastrobouni, Tyson Foods

1:00 -1:45pm – Financial Partners “Farm Feud” – Hayloft Stage (in Expo Hall)

2:00-2:45pm – TBD – Hayloft Stage (in Expo Hall)

2:15-3:05/3:10-4:00pm – Break-out Session 1: Conf Room 1 0ff Lobby
Dynamics of Multi-Generational Family Agricultural Businesses, Amanda Radke, BEEF Magazine

2:15-3:05/3:10-4:00pm – Break-out Session 2:  Conf Room 2 0ff Lobby
A 365 Day Approach to Managing Toxic Tall Fescue, Toby Jordan, Producer

2:15-3:05/3:10-4:00pm – Break-out Session 3: Conf Room 3 0ff Lobby
Understanding the Regulatory Outlook:  From the Remaining Steps to Legal Cultivation to Food Processing, CBD, Alcohol and Beyond – Robin Pruisner, IDALS

2:15-3:05/3:10-4:00pm – Break-out Session 4: Conf Room 4 0ff Lobby
Meat Goats for Pasture, Profit and Personal Growth, Aaron Steele, Producer – Goats on the Go

2:15-3:05/3:10-4:00pm – Break-out Session 5: Conf Room 5 0ff Lobby