ICYMI: Watch the Archive of the Dairy MAX & CLA “Hedging for a Sustainable Future” Webinar from Jan 27, 2021

Dairy MAX, in conjunction with Colorado Livestock Association (CLA), presents a webinar featuring industry experts Dr. Frank Mitloehner, Professor and Air Quality Extension Specialist at University of California, Davis, and Dr. Mark Stephenson, Director of Dairy Policy Analysis at University of Wisconsin-Madison. The webinar took place on January 27, 2021 and featured in-depth presentations setting the record straight on livestock’s role in climate change, and the effects on dairy pricing and economics in 2021 and beyond.

ICYMI: Watch the Webcast Archive


  • “Rethinking Methane: The Path to Climate Neutrality” by Frank Mitloehner, Ph.D., Professor and Air Quality Extension Specialist, University of California, Davis
  • “Pandemic, Prices and PPDs… What Will 2021 Offer?” by Mark Stephenson, Ph.D., Director of Dairy Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Event took place on Jan 27, 2021


photo of Frank Mitloehner, Ph.D.

Frank Mitloehner, Ph.D.

Professor and Air Quality Extension Specialist at University of California, DavisDr. Frank Mitloehner is a professor and air quality specialist in cooperative extension in the Department of Animal Science at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Mitloehner is passionate about understanding and mitigating air emissions from livestock operations, as well as studying the implications of these emissions on the health of farm workers and neighboring communities. In addition, he is focusing on the food production challenge that will become a global issue as the world’s population grows to nearly 10 billion by 2050. Frank is also director of the CLEAR Center, which has two cores – research and communications. rank received a Master of Science degree in animal science and agricultural engineering from the University of Leipzig, Germany, and a doctoral degree in animal science from Texas Tech University.

photo of Dr. Mark Stephenson, Ph.D.

Dr. Mark Stephenson, Ph.D.

Director of Dairy Policy Analysis at University of Wisconsin-MadisonMark Stephenson is the Director of Dairy Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In this position, Dr. Stephenson conducts and coordinates research and outreach activities related to the dairy industry. He is involved in applied research at the firm-level, including milk assembly costs, processing costs, new processing technologies, farm costs and price risk management. He is also active in sector-level performance including dairy policy, spatial milk pricing, international trade and milk price forecasting. Mark has a second title as Director of Wisconsin’s Center for Dairy Profitability. In this capacity, he works with faculty and staff to coordinate a multi-disciplinary approach to dairy farm-level problem solving and planning. A native of Michigan, Dr. Stephenson received his Bachelorʼs and Masterʼs degree from Michigan State University in Dairy Science and later, a second Masterʼs and PhD in Agricultural Economics at Cornell University.

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Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.