April 30 - May 2, 2018
2018 NPLC Annual Meeting
Hosted by: Kansas City area Beef Breed Associations
Kansas City, Missouri
Theme: Skills for Association Leadership and Management
Click Here to Reserve Hotel Rooms with special pricing for the NPLC Conference.
One Riverboat Drive
North Kansas City, MO 64116
**For reservations: Call (800) 427-7247 and identify yourself as part of the National Pedigreed Livestock Council.
- Room rates are $89 per day plus tax.
- You may click here to reserve your rooms or call (800) 427-7247 and identify yourself as part of the National Pedigreed Livestock Council.
- Same rate for single or double rooms--"Run of the House."
- Included is Wi-Fi and hotel valet parking for one vehicle.
- Cut-off date is April 16.
- Room cancellations must be done 72 hours before the event or you will be charged one night.
- The hotel does not have a shuttle service. Some staff from NPLC will be available. If you need a ride, let us know and we can try to pick you up if possible.
Schedule of Events
Monday, April 30th
3:00 p.m. NPLC Board of Directors meeting
5:30 p.m. Reception and Social Sponsored by, Awards Recognition Concepts.
6:30 p.m. Dinner at 37 Steak house sponsored by Hosts
Tuesday, May 1st
8:30 a.m. Welcome Mike Paul, President National Pedigree Council
8:45 a.m. Key Note Speaker Cliff Illig
Vice Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder Cerner Corporation
9:45 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. “How to Motivate Others”
Steve Geick, Director of Industry Relation, Ag and Turf, John Deere Company
10:45 a.m. “Effective Utilization of Volunteers”
Lynn Parman, President and CEO, American Royal Association
11:30 a.m. Demonstration of NPLC Website,
Aron Weir. Maxxam
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. “Farmers of Tomorrow: Generation Z’s Future in Agriculture”
Dustin Johansen, Vice President, Osborn & Barr
2:00 p.m. “Future Facilities for Livestock Shows” American Royal Facility Update
Angie Stanland, Co-Chairman American Royal Building Committee and Past Chairman of the American Royal Board, Vice President Cerner Corporation
3:00 p.m. Buses leave for Tour
3:30 p.m. Tour Dairy Farmers of America – History and Overview of DFA New Facilities
Jackie Klippenstein, Senior Vice President, Industry and Legislative Affairs, Dairy Farmers of America
4:45 p.m. View site of New American Royal Facility
5:30 p.m. Social at American Royal
6:00 p.m. Dinner at American Royal hosted by the American Royal Association
7:45 p.m. Buses return to Harrah’s Hotel and Casino
Wednesday, May 2nd
8:30 a.m. Panel on Establishing and Managing a Foundation
Amy Cowan, Director of Youth Activities and Foundation, American Hereford Association
Milford Jenkins, President Angus Foundation
Dr. Les Mathers, Director of Shorthorn Foundation
Moderator Bryce Schuman
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Bryce Schuman “How to Build Consensus”
11:00 a.m. “Managing and Leading Millennials”
Dr. David Denniston, Associate Professor and Director of the Legends of Ranching Program at Colorado State University.
11:45 a.m. Annual Meeting
12:30 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m. Panel on “How Changes in Technology Affects Customer Service Expectations”
Debbie Fuentes, Registar/Senior Director, Arabian Horse Association
Mike Paul, CEO, National Swine Registry
Montie Soules, Executive Secretary/CEO American Shorthorn Association
Moderator, Neal Smith, Executive Secretary & CEO, American Jersey Cattle Association
3:45 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. “Wrap Up of Conference”
Steve Taylor, CEO, Appaloosa Horse Club, Inc.
5:00 p.m. Social Hour
6:00 p.m. Award Banquet with silent auction and drawing for door prizes
Mike Paul, President of NPLC, Master of Ceremonies for Awards Banquet
Awards Banquet Sponsored by Maxxam
Awards Banquet speaker: Mitch Holthus, Voice of the Kansas City Chiefs
Lifetime Honorary Memberships
Dr. Tom Baas
Dr. Dorian Gerrick