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Wednesday, July 25 • 9:15am - 11:30am
Cross-Border Livestock Health: Session III

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AM Panel Session I:  Agri-Food Sector Resilience Planning Moderator:  Dr. Amber Itle (Panel 9:15-10:45)
Livestock Sector Security (food, bio, cyber, other), EM Preparedness, & Risk Readiness
  • Agro-terrorism reality check
  • Integrated critical infrastructure planning
  • CAN- Plant & Animal Health Strategy, Livestock Market Interruption Strategy
  • Emerging Animal Disease Preparedness & Response Plan (USDA APHIS VS),
  • Food Security & Public Health
    Industry & other government pro-action
  • Speakers
    • Dione Mazzolini, Assist. WMD Coordinator, Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • Dr. John Clifford, USDA APHIS
    • Dr. Bill Barton, State Veterinarian, ID or Dr. Dr. Danelle Bickett-Weddle*, Associate Director, Center Food Safety/Public Health
    • Dr. Danelle Bickett-Weddle, Associate Director, Center Food Safety/Public Health
    • Dr. Mohit Baxi, CFIA
    • Dr. Aimee Hunt/Gary Brickler, USDA APHIS
    • John Ross, Co-chair, LMIS & Executive Director, CAN Pork Council
    •  Matt Taylor, CAN Animal Health Coalition

AM Session II: NAFTA UPDATES for Livestock Industry with Moderator: Jill Harvie (11:00-12:00)
  • NAFTA process summary & key updates
  • Livestock trade implications & sector impacts- beef, dairy, swine, other 
  • Regulatory Cooperation Council Update
  • Speakers
    • Dr. John Clifford, USDA APHIS
    • Dennis Laycraft, Exec Vice Pres, CCA
    • Gary Stordy, Director, Government & Corporate Affairs, CAN Pork Council
    • Robert Carberry, Founder, Carberry Insights and Associates Inc
    • Kent Backus (via video/phone), NCBA

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Kent Bacus

Director of International Trade and Market Access, National Cattlemen's Beef Association
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Bill Barton

State Veterinarian, Idaho State Department of Agriculture
Dr. Bill Barton serves as the administrator of the Division of Animal Industries and state veterinarian for the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA). Bill was raised on his family’s cattle ranch, the Diamond A, in the Three Creek area of southern Idaho and northern Nevada... Read More →
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Dr. Mohit Baxi

Director of Animal Import and Export, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
 Dr. Mohit Baxi is a veterinarian and a PhD scientist with several years of post-doctoral training. He obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge, England and later worked as a Scientist at the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO), University of Saskatchewan... Read More →
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Dr. Danelle Bickett-Widdle

Associate Director, Center for Food Security and Public Health, Iowa State University
Dr. Bickett-Weddle is a South Dakota native who earned her BS from South Dakota State University, her DVM from Iowa State University in 1999, her Masters of Public Health degree from the University of Iowa in 2003, obtained Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Preventive... Read More →

Dr. Gary Brickler

Director (D 6), Veterinary Services, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Gary Brickler, a native of southern Indiana, is currently the Director for District 6 of USDA APHIS Veterinary Services.  The District is comprised of the 10 Western states and Pacific Territories.He received a B.S. from the University of Kentucky and a D.V.M. from Purdue University.Following... Read More →
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Robert Carberry

Founder, Carberry Insights and Associates Inc.
Bob has a uniquely broad experience in all aspects of regulatory matters, having advanced his way through Government of Canada regulatory agencies from a technician level to senior management.  Over his 37 year he worked in laboratories, field inspection offices, district and regional... Read More →
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Dr. John Clifford

Chief Trade Advisor, Veterinary National Import and Export Services, United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Dr. Clifford provides leadership by ensuring continued international trade opportunities as the Chief Trade Advisor of Veterinary Services’ National Import Export Services.  Dr. Clifford has a unique combination of field and headquarters experience, combining policy development... Read More →
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Jill Harvie

Programs Manager; Working Group Co-chair, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association
As Programs Manager, Jill works closely with the CCA Executive to identify policy gaps and suggests lobbying as well as communication strategies while delivering project management solutions to members and the committee. Jill also represents Canada as staff dedicated to the Young... Read More →

Dr. Aimee Hunt

Epidemiology Officer, District 6 (WA, OR, AK), USDA APHIS- Veterinary Services
Dr. Hunt has over a decade of academic and professional commitment to livestock health throughout North America. As a student gaining a BS and DVM in Animal Sciences from Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, she worked as a Livestock Volunteer for Heifer... Read More →
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Dr Amber Itle

Asst. State Veterinarian, WA Department of Agriculture
Amber Itle grew up on her family's fourth generation producer-handler dairy farm in Pennsylvania.  Dr. Itle earned her VMD from UPENN in 2003 and a MS in Animal Welfare from the University of British Columbia in 2014. She joined a large and food animal practice for a decade prior... Read More →
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Dennis Laycraft

Executive Vice President, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association
Leading the CCA and its various divisions, Dennis serves as a spokesperson for the beef cattle industry on trade, product safety, and animal disease issues. A senior policy analyst and lobbyist for the CCA, Dennis addresses issues at the national and international levels which impact... Read More →
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Dione Mazzolini

Assistant Weapons of Mass Destruction Coordinator, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Seattle Division
Dione Mazzolini is an Assistant Weapons of Mass Destruction Coordinator (AWMDC) and Hazardous Evidence Response Team Lead for the FBI’s Seattle Division.  Ms. Mazzolini began her career in 2002 in the FBI Laboratory’s Forensic Response Section then transferred to Seattle, WA... Read More →
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John Ross

Co-chair, LMIS & Executive Director, Canadian Pork Council
John Ross has more than 30 years of commitment to the Canadian Livestock industry. After earning a degree in Animal Science and Agriculture from the University of Guelph, he has ben intimately involved in the implementation of genetic improvement programs, the creation of the domestic... Read More →
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Gary Stordy

Director, Government & Corporate Affairs, Canadian Pork Council

Matt Taylor

Project Manager, Canadian Animal Health Coalition

Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:15am - 11:30am AKDT
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