ILF Schedule



ILF is a program of CSU and the NWSS
“Meeting World and Consumer Demands”
January 6-7, 2017

STUDENT PROGRAM (Student program led by Wendy Woerner and Jennifer Martin)
Arrive Denver Thursday Hotel Accommodations in Denver
Thursday evening and all day Friday January 5-6, 2017
Future Leaders’ Tour of northern Colorado Livestock Industry
Domestic and International Collegiate Students (20 participants selected from applicant pool).
Friday night Hotel accommodations in Fort Collins
Saturday January 7, 2017 Attend ILF Forum in Fort Collins
Accommodations in Denver Saturday and Sunday night
Sunday January 8, 2017 Attend NWSS in Denver
Monday January 9, 2017 Return Home

Friday January 6, 2017 (Behavioral Sciences Building Atrium and Room 131)

6:00 PM Opening Social and Reception – Beer, Wine and Cheese
6:30 PM Opening Dinner and Recognition (Prime rib dinner catered by CSU Meat Judging Team)
7:30 PM Keynote Address Presented by Dr. Tony Frank, Chancellor of the Colorado State University System
“The Land Grant University’s Role in Meeting World Food Needs”

Saturday January 7, 2017 (CSU Campus, Behavioral Sciences Building Atrium)

Behavioral Sciences Building Atrium
7:00-7:50 Breakfast buffet

Behavioral Sciences Building, Room 131
Welcome – Dr. Ajay Menon, Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences, CSU
Charge to Participants – Dr. Gary C. Smith, Emeritus Monfort Chair of Meat Science, Colorado State University
Morning Session Moderator
– Dr. Kevin Pond, Professor & Head, CSU Animal Sciences
8:00-9:00 Setting the Stage: Randy Blach, CEO CattleFax
“The US and World Agriculture by the Numbers”
9:00-10:00 Panel 1. International Perspective
Panel Moderator: Mark Gustafson (retired from JBS); Chandler Keys (Washington DC), Paul Clayton, Paul Clayton, Thad Lively and Erin Borror, (United States Meat Export Federation)
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30 Domestic Perspective

Kevin LaFleur, President of Colorado Premium Foods
“Colorado Premium: Adding Value with Creative Value Added Further Processing”

Behavioral Sciences Building, Atrium
11:30-12:30 Lunch

Behavioral Sciences Building, Room 131
Afternoon Session Moderator – Dr. Keith Belk, Professor & Monfort Chair, CSU Animal Sciences
12:30-1:30 Keynote Address: Dr. Temple Grandin
“Meeting Consumer Demands”

1:30-2:30 Domestic and World Perspective
Justin R. Ranson, Senior Director, US Supply Chain Management at McDonald’s USA, LLC
“McDonalds’ Approach to Meeting Consumer Demands about Sustainability, Antibiotics and What’s Next”

2:30-3:00 Break

3:00-4:00 Leann Saunders, President and Founder of Where Food Comes From, Inc.
“The Importance of Credence Attributes in Merchandizing Food”

4:00-5:30 Wrap-up and Conclusions of “Meeting World and Consumer Demands”
Dr. Gary C. Smith, Emeritus Monfort Chair of Meat Science, Colorado State University

5:45 Depart for Denver to attend NWSS Championship Rodeo (Rodeo starts at 8:00)

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