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2022 Tri-State Dairy Conference Schedule of Events

Monday, April 11   


1:00-5:30 pm

Balchem Mini-Symposium (Harrison CD)

1:30 - 5:30 pm 

Undergraduate Student Presentations (Jefferson C)

Graduate Student Presentations (Jefferson A & B)

6:00 -7:00 pm (Anthony Wayne Ballroom)

Dinner and Student Presentation Awards


Tuesday, April 12

7:00 am - 12:00 (Anthony Wayne Ballroom)

Pre-Conference Program Hosted by Alltech

12:00-12:50 Registration (lunch provided)

12:50 - 1:00 pm      

Welcome to the 30th Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference       

Dr. Maurice Eastridge, The Ohio State University

1:00 - 1:40 pm          

Emerging Issue: Sustainability: Dairy Scale for Good

Dr. Juan Tricarico, Dairy Management, Inc.

1:40 - 2:20 pm

Aiming for Net Zero on Dairy Farms: Practical Feeding and Management Practices

Dr. Joanne Knapp, Fox Hollow Consulting, LLC

Theme: Feeding Management

Moderator:  Dr. Mark Fox, Thumb Veterinary Services

2:20-3:00 pm        

Alternative Forages for Dairy Systems

Dr. Gonzalo Ferreira, Virginia Tech

3:00 - 3:30      Break (refreshments provided)

3:30 - 4:00 pm       

Role of Isoacids to Enhance Rumen Function

Dr. Jeff Firkins, The Ohio State University

(Sponsored by Zinpro)

4:00 - 4:30 pm

Cautions and Considerations When Bioavailability of RP-AA is Determined In Vivo

Dr. Chanhee Lee, The Ohio State University

4:30-5:10 pm

Increasing Milk Fat Yield: Opportunities Beyond Fat Supplements

Dr. Kevin Harvatine, Penn State University

5:10 – 5:20 pm     Announcement of Graduate Student Presentation


Dr. Adam Lock, Michigan State University

5:20-5:35 pm Presentation by First-Place Graduate Student


5:35-7:00 pm         Hospitality (hors d'oeuvres provided; dinner on your



6:30 pm 

Veterinary Dinner, Hosted by DiamondV (Harrison A)

Nutrition Consultant Dinner, Hosted by RP Nutrients (Harrison B)

Speaker: Dr. Alex Hristov, Penn State University, When to Expect a Response to Amino Acid Supplementation?"

7:00-9:00 pm

Extension Educator In-Service (Harrison D/E)


Wednesday, April 13

7:00-7:45 am (Anthony Wayne Ballroom)

Hot Topic Breakfast Hosted by Vetagro

Topic: In A Tier Pricing System: Managing for both fat and protein

Dr. Kevin Harvatine, Penn State University

7:45-8:30 am Visit with Exhibitors in Convention Hall

(coffee, milk, and snacks provided by Vetagro)

Theme: 2021 Dairy NRC

Moderator:  Jim Stefanak, Elanco

8:30-9:05 am          

What's New in the NRC for How We Formulate for Energy in Diets for Dairy Cattle?

Dr. Mike VandeHaar, Michigan State University

9:05 - 9:45 am      

What's New in the NRC for How We Formulate for Protein in Diets for Dairy Cattle?

Dr. Mark Hanigan, Virginia Tech

9:45 – 10:15      Break (refreshments provided)

10:15 – 10:50 am     

What's New in the NRC for How We Formulate for Trace Elements in Diets for Dairy Cattle?
Dr. William Weiss,  Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University

10:50 – 11:10     

NRC Panel Discussion

Theme: Forages

Moderator: Dr. Jackie Boerman, Purdue University 


11:10 - 11:50 am

Enogen Corn Hybrids: Improved Feed Efficiency and Reduced Environmental Impact

Dr. Randy Shaver, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison

(sponsored by Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC)


Reduced Lignin Alfalfa: Updates on Agronomy and Feeding

Drs. Kim Cassida and Barry Bradford, Michigan State University

12:30 pm

Adjourn (lunch provided)

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