Program

 Information is being updated to this page. Please check back often for additional schedule information.

Conference language is English. Simultaneous translation is available in French and Spanish for the meetings. Please indicate if you will require translation when you register.

All events are in the K-State Student Union except the tours and evening reception and dinner. All events on September 9-12 are open for all registrants. Business meetings on Friday, September 13 are for members of the GASL Action Networks and Cluster Groups.

 

 

Monday, 9 September
Science Day
07:00 Registration K-State Student Union, Forum Hall Lobby
08:00

Welcome to Kansas

Chuck Taber
Provost, Kansas State University

Deputy Secretary, Kansas Department of Agriculture

K-State Student Union, Forum Hall
08:15

Welcome, Official Opening and Introductions

Bukar Tijani
Assistant Director General, FAO

Fritz Schneider
GASL Chair

08:30

Food and Nutrition Security (Plenary Session 1)

Session Facilitator
Nancy Bourgeois
Bern University of Applied Sciences

Sponsor Introduction
Innovation Center for US Dairy

Topic Overview
Geoffrey Dahl
University of Florida

Respondent
Tim Kurt
Scientific Program Director for Food and Agriculture Research

Innovation in Action
Chessa K. Lutter
Senior Nutrition Researcher, RTI International
Visiting Research Professor, School of Public Health
University of Maryland

John Niemann
President, Protein Ingredients and International
Cargill

Additional Perspective
Simplice Nouala
Head of Division of Agriculture and Food Security at Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture
African Union Commission

10:00

Break – Sponsored by

View Posters and Sharefare
Coffee and Refreshments

K-State Student Union

Flint Hills Room & Room 227 – Posters

Union Courtyard – Sharefare

Open Space Meeting Opportunities

Sign up for Room and Topic Outside of Forum Hall

Room 202
Room 203
Room 204
Room 205
Room 208
10:30

Livelihoods and Economic Growth (Plenary Session 2)

Session Facilitator
Garrett Craig
Agricultural Education Undergraduate Student, Kansas State University
State Candidate for National FFA Officer

Sponsor Introduction
Session sponsor: Global Dairy Platform

Topic Overview
Shirley Tarawali
Assistant Director General
International Livestock Research Institute

Respondent
Jay Waldvogel
Senior Vice President, Strategy
Dairy Farmers of America

Innovation in Action
Margaret Munene
General Manager
Palmhouse Dairy

Nitya Sambamurti Ghotge
Veterinarian
ANTHRA

Additional Perspective
Martha Flores Estrada
Director, Produce
Michaocan Foundation

K-State Student Union, Forum Hall
Noon Lunch – Sponsored by K-State Student Union, Grand Ballroom
12:30

Open Space Meeting Opportunities

Sign up for Room and Topic Outside of Forum Hall

 

Use of Biotechnology and Genomics in Sustainable Livestock Systems
Alison L. Van Eenennaam
Extension Specialist, Department of Animal Science, UC Davis

Room 202
Room 203
Room 204
Room 205
Room 208

Big 12 room

13:30

Animal Health and Welfare (Plenary Session 3)

Session Facilitator
Margherita Gomarasca
Veterinarians Without Borders International

Sponsor Introduction
TBD

Topic Overview
Ulf Magnusson
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Respondent
Don Hoenig
American Humane

Innovation in Action
Jim Mulhern
President and Chief Executive Officer
National Milk Producers Federation

Armando Hoet
Director, Veterinary Public Health Programs
The Ohio State University

Additional Perspective
Martin Barasa
Regional Head of Programs
Veterinarians without Borders – Germany

K-State Student Union, Forum Hall
15:00

Break – Sponsored by

View Posters
Coffee and Refreshments

 

Open Space Meeting Opportunities

Sign up for Room and Topic Outside of Forum Hall

K-State Student Union

Flint Hills Room & Room 227 – Posters

Union Courtyard – Sharefare

 

K-State Student Union
Room 202
Room 203
Room 204
Room 205
Room 208

15:30

Climate and Natural Resource Use (Plenary Session 4)

Session Facilitator
Susan Metzger
Senior Executive Administrator
College of Agriculture, Kansas State University

Sponsor Introduction
DSM

Topic Overview
Henning Steinfeld
Coordinator Livestock Information, Sector Analysis and Policy Branch (AGAL)
FAO

Respondent
Ian McConnell
Global Practice Leader for Beef
WWF International

Innovation in Action
Tom Jones
Hy-Plains Feedyard LLC
Montezuma, Kansas

Walter Oyhantcabal
Director of Sustainability and Climate Change Unit
Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fishery

Additional Perspective
Mario Herrero
Chief Reserach Scientist and Office of the Chief Executive Science Leader at CSIRO Agriculture and Food, and Honorary Professor of Agriculture and Food Systems
University of Queensland

K-State Student Union, Forum Hall
17:00 PARALLEL PROGRAMS (Call for Proposals)

Parallel Program A: Innovations for Smallholders

Impacts of a Pay-It-Forward Livestock Transfer and Training Program in Rural Nepal
Sara Janzen, Kansas State University

Equal access to technology and innovation across livestock systems: boosting sustainable rural livelihoods and economic growth
Simplice Nouala, African Union Commission
Berhe Tekola and Francesca Distefano, FAO
Pierre Ferrari, Heifer International
Antonio Rota, IFAD
Nicoline de Haan, ILRI

Connecting nomadic camel milk producers to supermarkets in Indian metros: lessons learned
Ilse Kohler-Rollefson, Camel Charisma

Innovation awareness raising campaign towards SDG2
Catherine Marguerat, Food Forever Initiative
Jeannette Beranger, The Livestock Conservancy

Cottonwood Room

Parallel Program B: Livestock Research Methodology

Proper design and conducting of livestock and field research and demonstration
Mike Tokach, Kansas State University
Joel DeRouchey, Kansas State University
Barry Bradford, Kansas State University

Livestock, human welfare, and sustainability: the challenge of harmonizing farmer interview data from 30+ countries and conducting coherent analyses
Jim Hammond, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Bluemont Room

Parallel Program C: Dairy

Contributions of dairy products to environmental impacts and nutritional supplies from United States agriculture
Mary Beth Hall, Innovation Center for US Dairy

Determinants for Dairy Farmer Decision-Making on Manure Management Strategies
Meredith Niles, Innovation Center for US Dairy

US Dairy Coordinated Agricultural Projects Overview and Projects
Matt Ruark, Innovation Center for US Dairy

Lifetime performance is key to sustainable diary production
Irmgard Immig, DSM

Room 206

Parallel Program D: Tools and Frameworks

The long-term challenges for livestock sustainability. What policy and institutional innovations?
Ugo Pica-Ciamarra, FAO

CFRSL: Common Framework of Reference for Sustainable Livestock An Integrative Approach to Measuring Sustainability
Erika Andrea Angarita Amaya
Thuenen Institute and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

The Manure Challenge: An Expedited Pathway to Circular Farm Systems
Connie Bowen, The Yield Lab Institute

Supporting Innovations for Sustainable Livestock in Smallholder Livestock Systems: Perspectives from the NGO Cluster
Margherita Gomarasca, VSF International

Big 12 Room

Parallel Program E: GASL Action Networks

Closing Efficiency Gap
Ernesto Reyes, Agribenchmark

Livestock for Social Development
Ernesto Reyes, Agribenchmark

Livestock Antimicrobial Partnership (LAMP)
Ulf Magnusson, Swedish University of Agricultural Science

Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP)
Camillo De Camillis, FAO

Room 207
19:30 Reception and Dinner – Sponsored by  K-State Alumni Center

 

Tuesday, 10 September
Policy Day
07:00 Registration (continued) K-State Student Union Lobby, Forum Hall Lobby
07:30 Press Briefing K-State Student Union, Big 12 Room

Open Space Meeting Opportunities

Sign up for Room and Topic Outside of Forum Hall

Room 202
Room 203
Room 204
Room 205
Room 208
08:00

Introduction to the Day

Video Presentation
Fritz Schneider, GASL Chair

K-State Student Union, Forum Hall
08:15

Presentations on Innovation Highlights from GASL Action Networks

GASL Action Network Coordinators

09:00

Panel: Summary and Reflections Across the Four Sustainability Domains

Moderator: Allen Featherstone, Kansas State University
Vincent Amanor-Boadu, Kansas State University
Jessie Vipham, Kansas State University
Mike Apley, Kansas State University
Peter Tomlinson, Kansas State University

10:00

Break – Sponsored by

View Posters
Coffee and Refreshments

K-State Student Union

Flint Hills Room & Room 227 – Posters

Union Courtyard – Sharefare

Open Space Meeting Opportunities

Sign up for Room and Topic Outside of Forum Hall

Room 202
Room 203
Room 204
Room 205
Room 208
10:30

Panel on Role of Innovation in Sustainable Livestock Systems

Moderator
Kara Ross
Department of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University

Panelists

Michelle Calvo-Lorenzo
Technical Consultant – Animal Well-Being
Elanco

Nicola Shadbolt
Professor of Farm and Agribusiness Management
Massey University

Nick Austin
Director, Agricultural Development
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Scott Hutchins
Deputy Under Secretary of Research, Education, and Economics
USDA

Eddy Pesantez
Vice Minister of Livestock Production, Ecuador

K-State Student Union, Forum Hall
Noon Lunch – Sponsored by K-State Student Union, Grand Ballroom
12:30

Open Space Meeting Opportunities

Sign up for Room and Topic Outside of Forum Hall

Room 202
Room 203
Room 204
Room 205
Room 208
13:30

Panel: Role of Trade in Sustainable Livestock Systems

Moderator
Mike Matson
Director of Industry Affairs and Development
Kansas Farm Bureau

Panelists
Tom Vilsak
Former Secretary, US Department of Agriculture

Marcelo Gonzalez
Vice Minister of Livestock, Paraguay

Jean-Philippe Dop
Deputy Director General, Institutional Affairs and Regional Actions
World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)

Ma Chuang
Deputy Secretary General, China Association of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine (CAAV)
and Beijing Boyar Communication Co. LTD
Beijing, China

Jason Hafemeister
USDA Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs

K-State Student Union, Forum Hall
15:00

Break – Sponsored by

View Posters
Coffee and Refreshments

K-State Student Union

Flint Hills Room & Room 227 – Posters

Union Courtyard – Sharefare

Open Space Meeting Opportunities

Sign up for Room and Topic Outside of Forum Hall

Room 202
Room 203
Room 204
Room 205
Room 208
15:30

Roundtable Discussion

Facilitated by
Eduardo ArceDiaz, GASL

Reflection and discussion of the presentations, panels, and the future of sustainable livestock agrifood systems. Please feel free to select one of the following cluster groups to join in the discussion.

K-State Student Union
(see room assignments below)
Public Sector and Donors
Alwin Kopse, FOAG
Bluemont Room
Private Sector
Caroline Emond, International Dairy Sciences
S Ballroom
Academia/Research
Nancy Bourgeois, Bern University of Applied Sciences
Main/West Ballroom
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Social Movements
Margherita Gomarasca, VSF
K Ballroom
Multilateral and Intergovernmental Organizations
Antonio Rota, IFAD
U Ballroom
17:00 PARALLEL PROGRAMS (Call for Proposals)

Parallel Program F: Land Management and Biodiversity

New directions for silvopasture research at the center for agroforestry
Ashley Conway, Sarah Lovell, Michael Gold – University of Missouri

Sustainable rangeland management in sub-Saharan Africa Guidelines to good practice
Tobias Feldt, GIZ

Mongolia on the Move with Mongolian Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (MASL)
Ts. Munkhnasan, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry

Veterinarians and farmers pilot Natural Livestock Farming 5-layered strategy for improved cattle health, milk quality and biodiversity
Katrien van’t Hooft, Getachew Gebry, and Elizabeth Katushabe – NLF

Cottonwood Room

Parallel Program G: Measuring Impact

Piloting a smallholder broiler production model for increased income and improved nutrition in Musanze, Rwanda
Tom Gill, University of Tennessee

Livestockdata.org – Improving the consumption of livestock data
Gareth Salmon

Supporting Evidence-Based Interventions (SEBI)
The University of Edinburgh

Indicators for Land and Food Competition in Dairy Production: Development and Test of Two Methods
Beat Reidy, Bern University

Measuring to Manage
Brian Lindsay, Dairy Sustainability Framework

Bluemont Room

Parallel Program H: Private Sector Engagement

How can Agricultural Development Practitioners Stimulate Livestock Productivity by Engaging with the Private Sector?
Christopher Brett, World Bank Group

Improving collaboration between research and private sector to get sustainable livestock innovation into use
Shirley Tarawali and Tom Randolph – ILRI

Room 206

Parallel Program I: Biosecurity and Traceability

Sustainability in Action-A real world approach to sustainable beef production
Deke Alkire, Noble Research Institute

Economics of Biosecurity Effort by U.S. Swine and Cattle Producers
Glynn Tonsor, Kansas State University
Lee Schultz, Iowa State University

Konza Room

Parallel Program J: GASL Action Networks

Animal Welfare
Caroline Emond, International Dairy Federation
Valentina Riva, The Donkey Sanctuary

Restoring Value to Grasslands
Liz Wedderburn, AgResearch

Dairy Asia
Meenesh Shah, National Dairy Development
Tsetsgee Ser-Od, Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Light Industry

Global Network on Silvopastoral Systems
Julian Chara, CIPAV

Room 207
19:00 Dinner – Sponsored by Heifer International Stanley Stout Center

 

Wednesday, 11 September
Field Tours
08:00 Introduction to the Day K-State Student Union, Forum Hall
08:30 Depart for Field Tours Buses depart outside of Forum Hall
Field Tour A – Livestock and Environment
Field Tour B – Animal Health & Welfare
Field Tour C – Antimicrobial Resistance
Field Tour D – Kansas State Fair
Field Tour E – Livestock Agrifood Systems, from Farm to Fork
19:00

AgResearch Presentation

Multiple Functions Derived from Livestock Grassland Grazing Systems: Simulation Tool

Alexandre Ickowicz
Department Director Ruminant Rearing in Hot Regions, CIRAD

K-State Union
Big 12 Room

 

Thursday, 12 September
Action Day
07:00

Breakfast

Join us! Interested in becoming a GASL Member or Sponsor? Learn more about the process and benefits of membership or sponsorship.

08:00 Introduction to the Day K-State Student Union, Forum Hall
08:05

Roundtable Plenary Results

Facilitator
Eduardo ArceDiaz, GASL

Rapporteurs from the Cluster Roundtables held on Tuesday afternoon will briefly report to the plenary on the main reflections, learnings and conclusions from each cluster.

08:30

Photo Essays from the Field Tours

K-State Agriculture Communications Students

09:00

GASL Partner Commitments for Action on Innovations for Sustainable Livestock Systems

Facilitator
Eduardo ArceDiaz, GASL

GASL Partners from Cluster Groups and Action Networks will share with the plenary voluntary actions to be implemented to use innovation as a booster for sustainable livestock development.

09:30

Commitments for Action on Innovations for Sustainable Livestock Systems

Sustainable livestock stakeholders are encouraged to share with the plenary voluntary actions to be implemented to use innovation as a booster for sustainable livestock development.

10:00

Break – Sponsored by

View Posters
Coffee and Refreshments

K-State Student Union

Flint Hills Room & Room 227 – Posters

Union Courtyard – Sharefare

10:30

Introduction of 2019-2021 GASL Action Plan

Fritz Schneider, GASL Chair

K-State Student Union, Forum Hall
10:45

Presentation of the 2020 MSP Meeting in Délemont, Switzerland

Representative of the Organizing Committee

11:00

Summary and Conclusions of the Manhattan MSP Meeting and Next Steps in the Livestock Sustainability Journey: from Kansas to Délemont

Jim Butler, GASL Planning Committee
Fritz Schneider, GASL Chair

11:30

Closing Ceremony

Berhe Tekola, FAO
Fritz Schneider, GASL
Donald Moore, Global Dairy Platform
Kansas State University

Noon Lunch – Sponsored by K-State Student Union, Grand Ballroom
13:30

GASL Guiding Group

This meeting is open to observers and will address the following GASL topics: progress report since March 2019, finances, feedback from the Kansas MSP meeting, the 2020 MSP meeting in Délemont, process to select the GASL Chair for July 2020-June 2022; update on the 2021 GASL MSP Meeting.

K-State Student Union, Bluemont Room
18:00 Reception and Dinner Blue Vista

 

Friday, 13 September
Business Meetings
08:00 Optional Business Meetings

K-State Student Union

Bluemont Room and Flint Hills Room

 

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