Wednesday, April 3, 2019

12:00-6:00 Registration and Trade Show Opens

1:00-3:00 Panel Discussion: Disruptors in the Livestock Industry

3:00-3:30 Afternoon Milk and Cookie Break

3:30-5:00 Dairy Council Meeting

3:30-5:00 Feeder/Producer Council Meeting

3:30-5:00 Swine Council Meeting

3:30-5:00 Industry Partner Council Meeting

5:00-6:30 Welcome Reception in the Trade Show

6:30-10:00 Colorado’s Finest Celebration

Join us to celebrate Colorado’s farmers and ranchers!

Don’t miss a great evening featuring a dueling pianos performance hosted by the CLA Industry Partner Council!

Dueling Pianos Show by Wild Ivories Productions




Thursday, April 4, 2019

7:00-2:00 Registration and Trade Show Opens

7:00-7:30 Coffee in the Trade Show

8:00-9:30 Annual Membership Meeting

9:30-10:00 Coffee Break in the Trade Show

10:00-11:30 Keynote Presentation

Keynote Speaker: Stephen Laughlin, Vice President & General Manager, Global Consumer Industry, IBM Corporation

Steve is known for helping retail and consumer product clients worldwide to transform their business models and consumer-facing activities. He is a leader in implementing complex business and technology solutions that drive improved performance. Steve leads IBM’s Consumer Industry across the company’s portfolio which includes retail, consumer products, wholesale distribution, and agri-business.


11:30-12:00 Break in the Trade Show

12:00-1:30 Past President’s Luncheon

Guest Speaker: Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenburg, Colorado Department of Agriculture

Kate Greenberg was appointed the Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture by Governor Jared Polis in December 2018. As Commissioner, Greenberg leads the Department’s daily operations, directs its 300 employees, and oversees the agency’s eight divisions: Animal Health, Brand Inspection, Colorado State Fair, Conservation Services, Inspection and Consumer Services, Laboratory Services, Markets, and Plant Industry.


1:30-2:00 Ice Cream Break in Trade Show

2:00 Trade Show Closes

2:00-5:00 CLA Board of Directors Meeting