Speakers

  • Daniel Andersen

    Daniel Andersen
    associate professor, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

    Dr. Andersen’s research and extension work aim to improve soil, water, and air quality by promoting the development and implementation of agricultural manure management systems that are environmentally sustainable, economically feasible, and socially acceptable. He uses extension programming, state-wide training, and a mix of fundamental and applied research. Dr. Andersen’s research interests are in the areas of manure management and water quality. Specifically manure treatment and utilization, nutrient management planning, field and farm-scale soil and water quality monitoring and modeling, and economic evaluations of agricultural practice alternatives. As part of his manure treatment efforts, he works on anaerobic digestion systems, nutrient separation and recovery, and integration of physical, chemical, and biological waste treatment methods in agricultural systems. His work has also provided solid experiences in monitoring aspects of the carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus cycles in agroecosystems, quantifying and mitigating nutrient transport from agriculture, and evaluate the impact of manure application on soil physical and chemical properties. His current work focuses on the anaerobic digestion of manure and agricultural residues, nutrient management and conservation, the control of feedlot runoff, and improved manure utilization.

    Presentation title: Pondering pig poop, and possibilities
    Concurrent session D – What’s new in research at Iowa State University?
    Thursday, June 24, 2021, 3:15 PM


  • Dianne Bettin

    Dianne Bettin
    human resources manager and controller, LB Pork, Inc., Truman, MN

    Dianne is the Human Resources and Office Manager for LB Pork in Northrop Minnesota. In addition to the HR duties she supervises the 2 office employees, oversees the financial accounting, and wears many other hats as needed. Dianne also owns a nursery barn leased by LB Pork. Some of you may also know her children: Tyler works for NPPC as a Director of Producer Services and Marisa is a Swine Key Account Manager for Kemin Industries. Dianne has been involved in the pork industry for many years, she was President of the Minnesota Pork Producers Assn in 2002, served on the National Pork Board from 2003 to 2009 and chaired the Domestic Marketing Committee 2010 to 2012. Dianne also served a 2 year term on the NPB Nominating committee and is currently on the NPPC Labor Security Task Force. She remains active in her local and state pork organizations.

    Presentation title: Our multi-cultural team: What works, what we struggle with, and why it’s all worth it
    Concurrent session C – Practical barn level operation
    Thursday, June 24, 2021, 1:45 PM


  • Scott Dee

    Scott Dee
    veterinarian and director of applied research, Pipestone Veterinary Services, Pipestone, MN

    Scott Dee earned his DVM, MS and PhD from the University of Minnesota, is a board certified veterinary microbiologist and a past President of the American Association of Swine Veterinarians. After working in swine practice for 12 years, Scott was a Professor at the UMN College of Veterinary Medicine where he studied the transmission and biosecurity of PRRSV, and chaired the Admissions and Scholastic Standing committee for a 12-year period. In 2011, Scott joined Pipestone Veterinary Services where he currently serves as Director of Pipestone Applied Research (PAR), a business unit that conducts collaborative research efforts with production companies across North America and Asia comprising approximately 2.0 million sows. Scott has been awarded over 11.8 M in research funds, has published 162 papers in peer reviewed journals (including the initial publications providing proof of concept of PEDV transmission in feed and the transboundary survival of ASFV in feed), 202 scientific abstracts, 31 textbook chapters, and 449 proceedings papers. He has received the AASV Practitioner of the Year and Howard Dunne Memorial awards, the Leman Science in Practice award, a Warrior Chip from the FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, and in 2019 was named a Master of the US Pork Industry. Scott, his wife Lisa and their 2 children, Nicholas and Ellen live in Alexandria, MN with their Scottish Terrier, Matilda.

    Presentation title: Feed biosecurity and how it relates to FAD
    Concurrent session B – Foreign animal disease preparation
    Thursday, June 24, 2021, 1:45 PM


  • Keith Erlandson

    Keith Erlandson
    senior technical services veterinarian, Zoetis, Alta, IA

    Dr. Keith Erlandson received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa in 2004. He has also earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science (2000) and a Masters Degree in Veterinary Microbiology (2004) from Iowa State University. In 2011 he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in the Swine Health Management specialty. In 2015 he earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of South Dakota. Dr. Erlandson has worked as a private swine consultant, staff veterinarian for a swine production company, and a professional services veterinarian for a pharmaceutical company. For 5 years, he was the Director of Swine Veterinary Medicine for a Top 3 Pork Producer in China before joining Zoetis as s Senior Technical Services Veterinarian in 2020.

    Presentation title: Boots on the ground experience of ASF and what to expect here in the U.S.
    Concurrent session B – Foreign animal disease preparation
    Thursday, June 24, 2021, 3:15 PM


  • Mark FitzSimmons

    Mark FitzSimmons
    veterinarian, , ,

    Presentation title: Experience with euthanasia, carcass disposal and grinding
    Concurrent session B – Foreign animal disease preparation
    Thursday, June 24, 2021, 2:30 PM


  • Brad Freking

    Brad Freking
    CEO and owner, New Fashion Pork, Jackson, MN

    New Fashion Pork was founded in 1994 when Brad and Meg Freking expanded his father's farrow-to-finish sow operation in Jackson County, Minnesota. Over the next 10 years, Brad and Meg strategically acquired hog facilities and feedmills across the Midwest. Soon, the expansion spread from Minnesota and Iowa to Wyoming, South Dakota, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. As New Fashion Pork's sow herd continued to grow, so did the need for top notch support staff. In 2004, Brad and Meg moved their main offices to their current location on Industrial Parkway. Also, in 2004, Brad and Meg joined forces with four other like-minded producers to start Triumph Foods. Triumph Foods is a state of the art pork processing facility located in St. Joseph, Missouri. Today, New Fashion Pork employs over 400 team members, markets over 1.4 million hogs every year and owns nearly 60,000 sows in seven states. With their commitment to excellence and continued progressive development, New Fashion Pork has become a leading and successful hog production companies in the United States.

    Presentation title: Lessons learned from covid-19 and how to build resilience for the pork production supply chain
    Plenary session
    Thursday, June 24, 2021, 9:30 AM


  • Hyatt Frobose

    Hyatt Frobose
    USA commercial director, JYGA Technologies, Inc., Garnett, KS

    Dr. Hyatt Frobose serves as the USA Commercial Director and Nutritionist for JYGA Technologies, Inc., a Quebec-based company producing GESTAL brand precision feeding systems for the swine industry. Hyatt specializes in assisting swine producers with group-housing solutions and nutritional programs to optimize performance and welfare of sows and growing pigs in commercial environments. Since completing his Ph.D. in swine nutrition and management at Kansas State University in 2015, Dr. Frobose has been a featured speaker and specialist working with producers around the world in adopting new technologies and adapting to increased animal welfare standards. In his role with JYGA, Hyatt has assisted with the design of over 150 sow farms representing over 300,000 sows. Dr. Frobose and his family are based in Greeley, KS and are actively involved in their church, local 4-H programs and seedstock Gelbvieh cow/calf operation.

    Presentation title: Proposition 12 and associated perceptions from activists and industry response to legislation
    Plenary session
    Thursday, June 24, 2021, 10:45 AM


  • Laura Greiner

    Laura Greiner
    assistant professor, Animal Science, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

    Dr Laura Greiner is an assistant professor at Iowa State University. Upon completing her PhD in Animal Nutrition, she spent many years conducting research within a production company in the United States. She currently has 4 graduate students, teaches multiple undergraduate classes focused on swine production and assists producers around the State of Iowa. Her current lab focuses have been understanding compensatory gain in wean to finish barns and discovering new opportunities to improve sow longevity and piglet survivability.

    Presentation title: From weaning to lactation: Improving sow reproduction and longevity through nutrition
    Concurrent session D – What’s new in research at Iowa State University?
    Thursday, June 24, 2021, 1:45 PM


  • Robert Hagevoort

    Robert Hagevoort
    associate professor, Animal Sciences and Natural Resources, New Mexico State University, Clovis, NM

    Dr. Robert Hagevoort, a native of The Netherlands, is an Associate Professor and Extension Dairy Specialist in the Extension Animal Sciences and Natural Resources Department of College of Agricultural in the College of Consumer and Environmental Sciences at New Mexico State University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Tropical Animal Production from the College for Tropical Agriculture (1987) in Deventer, The Netherlands. He received a M.S. degree in Range Nutrition (1989), and a Ph.D. in Animal Nutrition (1993) both from Texas A&M University. Prior to joining New Mexico State University as an Extension Dairy Specialist in November of 2005, Dr. Hagevoort served for over 10 years as an independent dairy management consultant primarily in California’s southern and central Valley. As a an Extension Specialist, he has been working closely with the Dairy Industry in New Mexico and across the Western US regarding many regulatory and environmental issues, and initiated an effort to rebuild a dairy program at NMSU through the formation of the U.S. Dairy Education & Training Consortium (formerly known as the Southern Great Plains Dairy Consortium). A key component of his current research & extension program is the development and implementation of a comprehensive dairy workforce training & safety program.

    Presentation title: Personnel management, engagement
    Concurrent session A – Core components of sustainable pork production
    Thursday, June 24, 2021, 3:15 PM


  • Brett Kaysen

    Brett Kaysen
    vice president, sustainability, National Pork Board, ,

    Presentation title: Sustainability in the pork industry
    Concurrent session A – Core components of sustainable pork production
    Thursday, June 24, 2021, 2:30 PM


  • Daniel Linhares

    Daniel Linhares
    associate professor, Vet Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

    Dr. Linhares earned his veterinary degree in 2003 from the Universidade Federal de Goias and an MBA in 2007 from Fundacao Getulio Vargas in Brazil. In 2013 he completed a PhD in Veterinary Population Medicine at the University of Minnesota where the focus of his research was on evaluation of immune management strategies to control and eliminate PRRSV. Dr. Linhares gained extensive experience in swine production medicine while serving as a herd veterinarian and production manager for Agroceres PIC from 2003-2009. After completing his PhD at the University of Minnesota, he returned to Brazil and served as technical services and health assurance manager for Agroceres PIC. Dr. Linhares' primary responsibilities at Iowa State University are in clinical research and outreach. He will also contributes to teaching in the veterinary and graduate curriculum. [source: https://www.aasv.org/news/story.php?id=8132]

    Presentation title: Flash update on field studies on PRRS virus monitoring and control
    Concurrent session D – What’s new in research at Iowa State University?
    Thursday, June 24, 2021, 2:30 PM


  • David Meeker

    David Meeker
    senior vice president, scientific services, North American Renderers Association, Alexandria, VA

    David L. Meeker, Ph.D., M.B.A. is the Senior Vice President of the North American Renderers Association (NARA). He serves as their advisor on science, regulatory, and animal health issues. He is also Research Director for the Fats and Proteins Research Foundation. He previously served in scientific and management positions at the National Pork Producers Council and National Turkey Federation. He was a staff director at the National Academy of Sciences and an associate professor at The Ohio State University. He has advised numerous governmental, professional, and business organizations. He received his B.S., M.S., Ph.D., and M.B.A. degrees from Iowa State University in animal science, breeding, and agribusiness.

    Presentation title: The producer-rendering industry relationship
    Concurrent session C – Practical barn level operation
    Thursday, June 24, 2021, 2:30 PM


  • John Patience

    John Patience
    professor emeritus, Animal Science, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

    Dr. John Patience is currently professor emeritus of Animal Science at Iowa State University. He earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1985. After 21 years at the Prairie Swine Centre in Saskatoon, John joined the faculty of the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University in applied research and extension. One of his passions was the training of graduate students for careers in industry and academia. John remains active in consulting to pork producers and the feed industry locally and internationally. His consultancy focuses on nutrition and management, as well as in the planning and implementation of strategic research programs. John has more than 30 years of experience studying all aspect of water and solving problems at the farm level. He is therefore looking forward to his participation in the 2021 Iowa Swine Day on one of his favorite topics.

    Presentation title: Drinking water in wean-to-finish: Is it part of the problem or part of the solution?
    Concurrent session C – Practical barn level operation
    Thursday, June 24, 2021, 3:15 PM


  • Mike Porth

    Mike Porth
    chief operating officer, Partners for Production Agriculture, Ames, IA

    Mike brings 35 + years of Pork Industry experience in Corporate world spending time with Smithfield Foods, Cargill Pork, and ConAgra in Meat and Pork Procurement industry. Mike says he retired from the Corp World and joined the Partners for Production Agriculture as their COO with oversight to operations and personnel. Mike enjoys supporting county and state pork committees in different capacities along with providing social media with his different pork entrees.

    Presentation title: Managing through packer relations and price discoveries: Past, current and future
    Concurrent session A – Core components of sustainable pork production
    Thursday, June 24, 2021, 1:45 PM


  • Daniel Robison

    Daniel Robison
    endowed dean's chair and director, Experiment Station, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

    Daniel Robison began his tenure as the Endowed Dean’s Chair of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University in January 2019. He also serves as director of the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station. Following a national search, he was announced as the 11th dean in the history of Iowa State’s agricultural college in October 2018. Robison came to Iowa State from West Virginia University, where he served 2012-2019 as the dean of the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design. During his tenure, the Davis College achieved record student enrollment and retention while adding several new teaching and research facilities, and programmatic initiatives. Prior to that position, Robison served on the faculty at North Carolina State University for 16 years, where he directed the Hardwood Research Cooperative working with forest products industries and agencies across the South. He completed his tenure at NC State as associate dean of research in the College of Natural Resources, with responsibilities that also included service, international and strategic programming. His primary teaching responsibilities were courses in forestry and natural resources, and forest science. Robison earned a doctorate in entomology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1993. He earned a master’s degree in silviculture and forest influences in 1986 and a bachelor’s degree in forestry in 1982, both from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry- Syracuse. He was a Fellow of the American Council on Education 2007-2008. Robison is a native of New Jersey. He and his wife Julie, a native of Wisconsin, have two daughters.

    Presentation title: Welcome
    Plenary session
    Thursday, June 24, 2021, 8:30 AM


  • Jason Ross

    Jason Ross
    professor, Animal Science and director, Iowa Pork Industry Center, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

    Dr. Jason Ross is the Lloyd L. Anderson Endowed Professor in Physiology in the department of Animal Science at Iowa State University. In October, 2015, Jason became the Director of the Iowa Pork Industry Center with responsibilities in research, administration and extension. Jason’s research program focuses on using both basic and applied research approaches to help enable livestock producers and associated industries improve swine production efficiency.

    Presentation title: Discovery and innovation: Foundations of industry advancement
    Plenary session
    Thursday, June 24, 2021, 11:30 AM


  • Gustavo Silva

    Gustavo Silva
    assistant professor, Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine

    Dr. Silva obtained his DVM in Brazil in 2009, then work for a company providing technical services in swine health and production. From 2012 to 2018 he obtained his MS and Ph.D. in Applied Veterinary Epidemiology. He did a postdoc at ISU in 2018 before joining Carthage Innovative Swine Solutions where he worked as a Research Scientist. In January 2021 he returned to Iowa State and currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine.

    Presentation title: Recent findings on PRRS virus monitoring, control, and prevention. How we move the needle?
    Concurrent session D – What’s new in research at Iowa State University?
    Thursday, June 24, 2021, 2:30 PM


  • Bob Treadway

    Bob Treadway
    futurist, Treadway & Associates, Inc., San Diego, CA

    Bob Treadway is a globally-recognized futurist, foresight advisor, and strategy facilitator. For the past 34 years he’s helped organizations and individuals look ahead, build robust strategy, plan flexibly, and take action on the future. His clients include Gillette, Berkshire Hathaway, ExxonMobil, Motorola, Syngenta, the Federal Reserve, National Corn Growers, US Gypsum, and the Food Systems Leadership Institute.

    Presentation title: See around corners: Foresight and resilience in the decade ahead
    Plenary session
    Thursday, June 24, 2021, 8:45 AM


  • Sinikka Waugh

    Sinikka Waugh
    president and chief executive officer, Your Clear Next Step, ,

    Presentation title: Student luncheon presentation
    Lunch and student luncheon
    Thursday, June 24, 2021, 12:40 PM