7:30 - Registration/Sign-In
8:00 - Welcome & Introductions
8:15 - FSMA 507 and Preventative Control, FDA
9:15 - Antibiotics in Feed, Nebraska Department of Ag
Steve Gramlich, Program Manager - Lincoln
Chelsea Mills, Inspector East Cetnral Nebaska
Doug Koester, Inspector Northeast Nebraska
Greg Bures, Inspector
10:15 - Break
10:30 - "Feed Technology of the Future," Craig Burnside & Steve Tippery – REALM Five
RealmFive, Inc. is an Ag Tech startup company, based in Lincoln, NE, who develops and markets disruptive Connectivity and Automation solutions for the agriculture industry. RealmFive’s current products focus on costeffective remote sensing hardware and software solutions for reducing labor and unlocking productivity and operational insights. RealmFive has built and is actively selling its industry-leading Data Connectivity Platform (integrated hardware & software) and is integrating partners’ sensors and software into turn-key customer Solutions. The Company is focusing its modular technologies and final assembly efforts toward (5) market verticals: Agronomy, Irrigation, Livestock, Operations, and Inventory. RealmFive’s Connectivity expertise includes remote data collection devices (electronics hardware and embedded firmware development), wireless data transfer (RF, Bluetooth & Cellular), software (Apps & web), cloud data analytics (dashboards, analytics, and alerts), and automation solutions (crops & livestock).
Steve R. Tippery Steve Tippery is President & CEO at RealmFive. Steve grew up on a crop & livestock farm in Northeast Nebraska and has spent 20 years in the agricultural technology industry. He has held roles such as Design Engineer, Lead Engineer, Project Engineer, Program Manager, and Site Engineering Manager with several ag equipment companies including Caterpillar, CLAAS, and AGCO. Most of his career has involved leading new product development projects and programs across global design sites. Between 1999 – 2002, Steve served a 3-year expatriate assignment in Germany where he refined many of his engineering skills. He enjoys leading teams of talented individuals to develop and commercialize disruptive technologies. Steve’s education highlights include a BS in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, an MBA from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, a fellowship with the Nebraska LEAD Program (Class XXVIII), and certification in project management.
11:15 - "Keeping African Swine Fever Out of Feed," Paul Sundberg, DVM, PhD, DACVPM - Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Center
Dr. Paul Sundberg is the Executive Director of the Swine Health Information Center. He is responsible for facilitating the U.S. pork industry's preparedness for emerging diseases through fulfilling the discovery, research and communication objectives of the Center. The mission of the Center is to protect and enhance the health of the US swine herd through coordinated global disease monitoring, targeted research investments that minimize the impact of future disease threats and analysis of swine health data.
Previously, he served as the Senior Vice President of Science and Technology for the National Pork Board where he was responsible for the development and coordination of the Checkoff‘s food safety, swine health, animal science and production, animal welfare, and environmental programs, research, and information. Prior to becoming part of the National Pork Board staff on July 1, 2001, Sundberg was Assistant Vice President of Science and Technology for the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). Sundberg joined NPPC in 1994 as Director of Veterinary Issues after leaving veterinary practice in Madison, Nebraska, to pursue further education and join the Iowa State University faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences.
Dr. Sundberg attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he earned his bachelor’s degree in biology. He got his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, master’s and doctorate in veterinary microbiology with a specialty in preventive medicine degrees at Iowa State University. He is also board certified in the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and is a past-president of the College.
Dr. Sundberg is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians and the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association.
Paul and his wife Debra live in Ames, Iowa.
12:15 - Lunch/ Travel to Central Plains Milling
1:00 - Central Plains Milling Tour
2:00 - Closing
2:15 - Adjourn
Registration includes lunch, workshop materials, and refreshments. Substitutions are welcome. Cancellations are nonrefundable unless we are notified at least 72 hours (three business days) prior to the workshop. Please advise in advance if sending a substitute for certification purposes.