The Holstein Foundation is delighted to celebrate 25 years of the Young Dairy Leaders Institute (YDLI). To honor our alumni and all the contributions they have made to the dairy industry, this daylong event will sharpen your leadership skills and recharge your spirit!

The Power to Lead

Thursday, June 27
6:00 – 7:00 pm YDLI Alumni Cocktail Reception
Friday, June 28
7:00 – 8:00 am  Breakfast
8:00 – 8:45 am Opening Session: From Chaos Comes Opportunity
   David Jordan, Bader Rutter Chief Development Officer
8:45 – 9:45 am Panel: Influencers & Consumers Shaping Food’s Future
   Nick Praznowski, The Intel Distillery
   Adam Hardie, Danone Senior Sourcing Manager
   Jimmy Simonte, Domino’s National Manager Marketplace Activation
9:45 – 10:15 am Break
10:15 – 11:00 am Q & A session on food’s future panel
11:00 am – 12 noon Panel: Bold Leadership Decisions
   Moderator: Laura Daniels, Dairywoman
   Todd Ellis, Zoetis National Business Director
   Jim Ostrom, Milk Source Partner/President/CEO
   Chuck Warta, Cargill Premix & Nutrition President
12 noon – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 pm Q & A session on bold decisions panel
2:00 – 3:30 pm Partnership is the New Leadership
   Ty Bennett
3:30 – 4:00 pm Break
4:00 – 5:00 pm Closing Session:  The Power of You
   David Jordan
6:00 PM Bus departs for Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center
7:00 PM YDLI 25th Anniversary Celebration – Dinner & Dancing
8:00 – 11:00 pm Modern Day Drifters band
9:00 PM Horace Backus YDLI Scholarship benefit auction closing

Register by May 25 at

The registration fee is $150 for YDLI alumni and $250 for all other guests which includes all meals and events on Thursday and Friday. A Friday evening only ticket is available for $50.

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