Pa. Dairy Summit Schedule

1/18/2014 7:00 AM

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — The upcoming Pennsylvania Dairy Summit will be held Feb. 12-13 at the Penn Stater in State College, Pa., with a Young Entrepreneur’s Reception on Feb. 11. The tentative schedule of events is as follows.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

6-8 p.m. — Young Entrepreneur's Reception.

Wednesday, Feb. 12

7 a.m. — Registration and refreshments upon arrival. Exhibits open.

8 a.m. — Early-Bird Case Studies: AgBiz Masters, Cropping Cash Flows, Dairy Decisions Analyzer.

9:15 a.m. — Opening session: A Customer Showcase: Giant Foods, Rick Herring, president; A Producer Showcase: Sciopio Springs Dairy and Cayuga Group: Jon Gilbert and Bill Morgan; and awards presentations.

11:45 a.m. —<\!q>Lunch and dessert with exhibitors.

<\!q>1:30 p.m. — Afternoon session: Negotiating and Persuading Others, Penn State Smeal College of Business.

3 p.m. — Afternoon break among exhibitors.

3:30 p.m. — Breakouts: round one.

<\!q>4:30 p.m. — Breakouts: round two.

6 p.m. — Evening dinner with motivational presentation: Achieving the Unthinkable, Adam Taliaferro, former Penn State cornerback.

7:30 p.m. — Dessert reception and silent auction among exhibitors.

Thursday, Feb. 13

7 a.m. Breakfast with Business Showcase: Yuengling and Sons Inc., Jennifer Yuengling.

8:50 a.m. — Breakouts: round one.

10 a.m. —<\!q>Morning break.

10:30 a.m. — Breakouts: round two.

<\!q>11:30 a.m. — Winners circle luncheon with producer panel on forage management: Eric Risser, Alan Mason, and third panelist; and ceremony recognizing forage analysis contest winners.

1 p.m. — Dessert reception among exhibitors.

1:30 p.m. A Producer Showcase: Starrock Farms, Rob and Tom Barley.

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