Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from DGN

2020 was an unprecedented year for all of us, navigating our way through all the uncertainty and change. DGN realized early in our development that if we would reach our members “where they are,” we must be virtual. We need to be with them (with you) in the barn, in the car on the way to a dentist appointment, at your kitchen table, and in your ear or on your phone as you have five minutes waiting for the vet to arrive. We were able to be nimble in the COVID lock down because we were already flexible in our outreach. Not only were we ready with the platforms of webinars, Zoom meetings, long-distance mentoring, robust online discussions and pivoting to a virtual conference, we were also ready with content our members needed.

We want to thank you for your support and involvement in Dairy Girl Network. This community of over 5,000 highly engaged dairywomen participated in our third biennial Forward TogetHER National Conference, had thousands of discussions within our online community, participated in 15 webinars, continued important conversations about mental health through our #StrongerTogetHER campaign, went to a few Connect networking events in the spring, took advantage of our COVID-19 Resource Hub, learned a new language with our Spanish on La Granja courses and welcomed three new members to our Board of Directors. What a year it has been!
We also are grateful for our partners that support DGN development and share in our mission.
Sustaining Sponsor: Undeniably Dairy / Dairy Management Inc.
Catalyst Sponsors: Cargill, Compeer Financial, DeLaval, Diamond V, Farm Credit (Farm Credit Services of America, Compeer Financial, GreenStone Farm Credit Services, AgCountry Farm Credit Services, American AgCredit), Land O’Lakes, The National Dairy FARM Program, Merck Animal Health and Michael Best
 We are very honored and excited to bring you new opportunities and programming in 2021. Stay tuned for the next round of our Inspire mentor program, our next installment of our Spanish On La Granja courses, the return of our Enhance webinar series, the publication of the bi-monthly Dairy Girl Direction newsletter, more virtual and in-person events and many more exciting program developments. We are also welcoming a new member of our Board of Directors to our team next year.
 Keep up with us in the new year by liking us on Facebook, following us on Instagram and connecting with us on LinkedIn so you don’t miss a thing! 

 Happy Holidays,
The Dairy Girl Network Team & Board of Directors

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