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Tuesday, August 27

3-7 p.m.

Registration opens

6-8 p.m.

Welcome Reception in Trade Show


Genomic Update, AGI Staff

Wednesday, August 28 – Albany Marriott
6:30 a.m.

Breakfast buffet

8 a.m.

Registration opens

8 a.m.

National Angus Conference


  • Welcome, Phil Trowbridge, President, American Angus Association
  • Striving for Quality, Chef John Doherty
  • The Business Side of Beef, David O’Diam, Certified Angus Beef LLC
  • Break
  • Telling Our Story, Debbie Lyons-Blythe
  • Purina Representative
  • Lunch
  • Marketing Angus Genetics, Eric Grant, American Angus Association
  • Marketing the End Product, Kip Palmer, Palmer Foods
  • Break
  • Preparing for the Future of the Industry, Scott Vernon, Vernon Communications
  • Membership challenge, update, Bryce Schumann, American Angus Association
5 p.m.


6:30 p.m.


Thursday, August 29
7 a.m.


8:30 a.m.

Depart Marriott

  • Garret Farms – Hillsdale, lunch
  • Norman Rockwell Museum – Stockdale, MA
  • Trowbridge Farm – Ghent, dinner
7:15 p.m.
  Arrive Marriott
Friday, August 30
6 a.m.


7:30 a.m.

Depart Marriott

  • Heathcote Farm – Amenia
  • Walbridge Farms – Millbrook, lunch
  • Split Tour to either FDR Home OR Vanderbilt Mansion – Hyde Park
  • Rally Farms – Millbrook
7:15 p.m.
  Arrive at Marriott, dinner on your own



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