2021 CONVENTION SCHEDULE

Monday, November 29

10:00 am-4:30 pm

OSHA 10-HOUR SAFETY COMPLIANCE TRAINING (PART I)
Presenter: Dave Schwoerer, Endpoint Solutions

Tuesday, November 30

9:00 am-2:30 pm

OSHA 10-HOUR SAFETY COMPLIANCE TRAINING (PART II)
Presenter: Dave Schwoerer, Endpoint Solutions

9:00 am-4:30 pm

Exhibitor Move-in

9:30 am-4:00 pm

Registration Open

10:00 am-4:00 pm

PROCESSING CROPS CONFERENCE

5:00 pm-6:30 pm

EXHIBITOR PREVIEW PARTY/ALL INDUSTRY RECEPTION (Exhibits Open)

Entertainment by Rev Raven & the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys, featuring blues artist Westside Andy
Sponsored by Seneca Foods Corporation

 

Wednesday, December 1

7:30 am-9:00 am

BREAKFAST KEYNOTE
The Culver’s Story
Craig Culver, Founder & Chairman of the Board, Culver’s
Sponsored by Chippewa Valley Bean Company and Seneca Foods Corporation

9:30 am-2:30 pm

FORKLIFT RODEO COMPETITION
Rodeo Partner: Wisconsin Lift Truck Corporation/Wolter Group

9:30 am-10:30 am

BREAKOUTS -SESSION I

SAFETY TRACK
Fall Prevention in the Workplace

Dave Schwoerer, Endpoint Solutions

FOOD SAFETY TRACK
Cyber Risk: What Food Processors Need to Know

Emily Selck, M3 Insurance

HUMAN RESOURCES TRACK
Recruitment, Retention, Rewards
Ryan Festerling, QPS Employment Group

ENVIRONMENT TRACK
Land Application of Food Processing Wastes: Recent Updates & Emerging Issues
Taylor Fritsch, Michael Best & Friedrich
Emily James, The Probst Group

9:30 am-4:00 pm

EXHIBIT TIME

10:30 am-12:00 pm

STUDENT CAREER FAIR
Sponsored by Del Monte Foods

10:45 am-11:45 am

BREAKOUTS – SESSION II

SAFETY TRACK
The Sixth Why
Tim Kelly, Caterpillar Safety Services

FOOD SAFETY TRACK
Sanitation Preventive Controls

Kara Baldus, Hydrite Chemical Company

HUMAN RESOURCES TRACK
Weed in the Workplace: Key Legal Considerations When Dealing with Employee Marijuana Use

Katie Mills Ybarra, Godfrey & Kahn SC
Aaron McCann, Godfrey & Kahn SC

ENVIRONMENT TRACK
PFAS Impact to Food Producers
Sheryl Pham, Foth Infrastructure & Environment LLC

12:00 pm-1:00 pm

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE
Sticking Points, How to Get 4 Generations Working Together in the 12 Places They Come Apart

Haydn Shaw, Cultural Differences Expert
Sponsored by Lyco Manufacturing

1:30 pm-3:00 pm

Coffee and Dessert

2:00 pm-3:00 pm

BREAKOUTS – SESSION III

SAFETY TRACK
Slips, Trips & Falls and Blood Borne Pathogens
Pat O’Brien, Hays/Part of the Brown and Brown Team

FOOD SAFETY TRACK
Is Your Pest Management Program Keeping Pace With Your Food Safety Initiatives?

Keith Robinson, Fine Tune

HUMAN RESOURCES TRACK
Leadership Reimagined: Modern Leadership for Today’s World
Joe Kiedinger, Prophit Co

ENVIRONMENT TRACK
American Fruit & Vegetable Processors and Growers Coalition Federal Policy Update
Denise Bode, Michael Best Strategies
Patrick Firth, Michael Best Strategies

3:15 pm-4:15 pm

BREAKOUTS -SESSION IV

SAFETY TRACK
OSHA Area Director Update

Robert Bonack, OSHA Area Director (invited)

FOOD SAFETY TRACK
The Power of a Systematic Approach to Process Improvement
Nehemiah White, Deville Technologies

HUMAN RESOURCES TRACK
Seasonal Worker Update

Katie Mueller, Department of Workforce Development

ENVIRONMENT TRACK
How to Access Incentives and Support from Focus on Energy

Kevin Kohlbeck, Focus on Energy

3:30 pm-5:00 pm

BEER, WINE & PRIZE DRAWINGS

5:00 pm-7:00 pm

CHAIRMAN’S RECEPTION & SILENT AUCTION

9:00 pm-11:00 pm

CIGAR BAR

Thursday, December 2

7:30 am-9:30 am

ANNUAL MEMBER MEETING & SAFETY AWARDS

BREAKFAST KEYNOTE
Food & Ag Industry Update
Tami Griffin, Aon Insurance Solutions

9:30 am-1:00 pm

DEDICATED EXHIBIT TIME
(No breakout sessions scheduled on Thursday so that exhibitors have more time with attendees.)

12:00 pm-1:00 pm

CLOSING LUNCHEON & KEYNOTE
Anything is Possible!

Blake Leeper, Olympic/Paralympic Games Medalist and World & American Record Holder

1:15 pm-1:45 pm

BEER, WINE & PRIZE DRAWINGS