Two days. Countless life-changing insights. ONE18 will explore the transformative power of ideas and their ability to change your dairy business, your life and even our world.
What can the dairy industry do to strengthen milk’s position in the market? Can milk be elevated from being considered a commodity to becoming a value-added product that consumers demand? From organic varieties to cheese, milk has the potential to create new opportunities all along the food chain.Read More
Digital technologies and evolving consumer attitudes mean that agriculture and food sectors are merging. Stakeholders in our food supply chain are becoming inextricably linked, blurring the lines between science, farming, food and retail. Digital technologies such as blockchain will further shorten the food chain. The winners in the future will be those capable of adapting their business models to encompass the entire food chain. We'll explore case studies where AgTech enabled positive collaboration between players in our food supply chain. Let's imagine how the food chain will link in the future.Read More
In 1835 Hiram Moore built and patented the first combine harvester. Innovative ideas in agriculture have since led to the automation of feed pushers, milkers, cameras, sensors, lights and calf houses. Are we ready to embrace the inevitable change as today's farm goes robotic? How will you implement the next idea? Hear how to prepare today for the technology of tomorrow.Read More
Our farms are being invaded by connected instruments and devices that make up “the internet of things." The flow of data from field to fork provides transparency like never before. The future promises feeds and foods that are more nutritious and free of mycotoxins while still promising improved farm performance and profitability. What technologies will ensure our daily meal?Read More
Dairy farming has changed considerably in the last 20 years, but consumer perception of the industry has not adjusted accordingly. What does it mean to be an 'agvocate' and how can we effectively educate the public about our passion to provide a safe product with healthy, happy cows? How should we use platforms like social media to spread the word?Read More
Feeding trace minerals in organic form has been proven to increase the uptake and achieve a greater response than inorganic trace minerals. What is it about organic minerals that makes them more beneficial? What can we learn from the improved response in animal performance? As we continue to seek better performance in animals, can we explore new ideas for delivering nutrition more efficiently?Read More