Speaker Bios - 2018 


 Hyatt headshot



Hyatt Frobose - Jyga Technologies 

Dr. Hyatt Frobose serves as the Swine Nutrition Specialist and US Business Manager for JYGA Technologies, Inc., a Quebec-based company producing GESTAL brand precision feeding systems for lactating and group-housed gestating sows. Hyatt specializes in assisting swine producers with group-housing solutions and nutritional programs to optimize performance and welfare of gestating and lactating sows in commercial environments.

In 2015, Dr. Frobose completed his doctorate degree in swine nutrition and management at Kansas State University where he authored or co-authored 8 refereed journal articles and 22 abstracts. This research focused on nutrition and reproduction interactions in gestating & lactating sows and the effects of mycotoxins on pig growth. During graduate school, Hyatt also served as a 2011 US Fulbright Scholar to Australia and coached the K-State collegiate livestock judging team from 2010-2014. Currently, Hyatt and his wife Brandi own and operate a cow/calf operation in Greeley, KS. Dr. Frobose remains an avid judge of livestock shows, is involved in agricultural advocacy efforts as a National Pork Board Operation Main Street speaker and was a founding member of K-State’s Food For Thought student agricultural advocacy organization.


 Jones Bitton 2016

Andria Jones-Bitton - University of Guelph 

Dr. Andria Jones-Bitton is a veterinarian and Associate Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. Her research largely centres on food-borne, waterborne and zoonotic diseases, public health, and the epidemiology of mental health and resilience in the agricultural and veterinary sectors.  She uses a mixed research methods approach (quantitative and qualitative) to achieve her research objectives.  Andria loves Canadian agriculture, and is proud to work with Canadian farmers.