- 2017 -
US Cattle Producer's Forum Agenda
The Big Horn Resort | Billings, MT


8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration
9:00 am – 10:00 am 2017/2018 Board of Directors’ Meeting
Officer Nominations & Elections
10:00 am – 12:00 pm Agency Roundtable
Representatives from USDA Agricultural Marketing Service, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Foreign Agricultural Service, Animal Disease Traceability Program
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch On Your Own
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 2017 Annual Meeting
Committee Reports, Policy Review, Discussion & Development

7:00 am - 9:00 am Registration
9:00 am - 9:15 am Welcome & Introductions
Hosts: Jeff “Tigger” Erhardt, Host of the Working Ranch Radio Show
9:15 am – 10:00 am Innovative Conservation Practices Workshop
Jack Alexander, Synergy Resources Solutions
10:15 am – 10:45 am
Cattle Market Update
Domenic Varricchio, Commodity Broker, Schwieterman Inc
Corbitt Wall, Livestock Market Analyst, Feeder Flash
Justin Tupper, Manager, St. Onge Sale Barn
Allan Sents, USCA Marketing & Competition Committee Chairman
10:45 am – 11:00 am Break – Cattle Market News Update with ShayLe Hildebrand for Livestream Viewers
11:00 am – 11:30 am KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Roger Johnson, President, National Farmers Union
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Next Big Thing is Already Here
Cole Mannix, Western Landowners Alliance
Bryce Cotton, Cotton Cattle Company
Jordan Bebee, Director of Sourcing, Crowd Cow 
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Ribeye lunch in the courtyard.
1:30 pm – 1:45 pm Sponsor Briefing: Silveus Insurance
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm Bull or Bear? Trade Under the New Administration
Sheridan McKinney, Tradewins LLC.
Terry Stewart, Stewart and Stewart Law
Anne Dawson, Senior Policy Advisor, Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA
Meredith Rutherford, ‎Import Policy Analyst, Department of Commerce
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Sustainable Antibiotic Use in Livestock
Jesse J. Sevcik, Senior Director, Global Government Affairs, Elanco Animal Health
Karin Hoelzler, Senior Officer in Health Programs, The Pew Charitable Trusts
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm LEGISLATIVE UPDATES: Senators Tester and Daines; Congressman Gianforte
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Behind The Retail Counter
Kevin Hueser, Senior Vice President Beef Margin Management, Tyson Foods
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm U.S. Cattlemen’s Association: Capital Update
Live Auction
7:00pm - 10:00 pm
Producer's Night Out, Powered by Yellowstone County Implement
The Windmill Bar 51