*(Breakfast buffet included)

7:00 am – 8:00 am WORKSHOP A FOR FARMERS AND DAIRY  STAKEHOLDERS ONLY (Closed session – Bilingual)

Demonstration of the Canadian Dairy Production Sustainability Assessment Tool Edouard Clément, VP Corporate Responsibility Services, AGECO

7:00 am – 8:00 am WORKSHOP B FOR SCIENTISTS ONLY (Closed session – English only)

Dairy Science, Knowledge Mobilization and the Media – Shelley Crabtree, Dairy Research Cluster and Isabelle Bouchard, Dairy Farmers of Canada


8:30 am – 8:40 am Welcoming Remarks

David Wiens, Executive Committee member, Dairy Farmers of Canada

8:40 am – 9:00 am Innovate3:  PROmoting PROgress to the PROfit of the dairy sector and Canadians

Isabelle Neiderer, Director of Nutrition, Dairy Farmers of Canada &

Émie Désilets, Assistant Director, Dairy Production Research, Dairy Farmers of Canada

New Insights in Human Nutrition and Health

9:00 am – 10:15 am
  • Dairy and Cardiovascular Health – Jean-Philippe Drouin-Chartier, Université Laval
  • Dairy and Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes – Anthony Hanley, University of Toronto
  • Role of Dairy in Body Composition and Health – Hope Weiler, McGill University
  • The new age of milk:  Promising research on changing cow diets and opportunities for new milk products – Yvan Chouinard, Université Laval
  • Panel Discussion – Q & A
10:15 am – 10:45 am Nutrition Break

Genetics and Genomics: Breeding the next generation of cows

10:45 am – 11:00 am Breakthroughs in Dairy Genetics and Genomics Jacques Chesnais, Senior Geneticist, SEMEX

Sustainability and Profitability:  Can we achieve both?

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Forages and fat utilization to mitigate enteric methane production from dairy cowsChaouki Benchaar, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Emerging targets for improved dairy sustainability across the whole farm Martin Chantigny, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • The life of a dairy cow: Welfare practices for cow longevity and farm profitability Doris Pellerin, Université Laval
  • Sustainable gains in reproduction Ronaldo Cerri, University of British Columbia
  • Panel Discussion – Q & A
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm LUNCH PROVIDED
Dairy Research Student Video Competition
1:15 pm – 1:30 pm My dairy research in 180 seconds!

Animal Health: Are we winning the battles but losing the war?

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
  • The National Dairy Survey: a critical tool in our arsenal for optimal dairy cattle health David Kelton, University of Guelph
  • Infectious diseases in dairy cattle, antimicrobials and the human connection Herman Barkema, University of Calgary
  • Mastitis, a complex problem, multiple solutions  Simon Dufour, Université de Montréal
  • Panel Discussion – Q & A
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Wrap up:  Innovate3 – Preparing for the next generation of dairy science and on-farm innovation