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Below you will find the current agenda for the 2020 Forward TogetHER National Conference. This agenda will be updated as soon as more information is confirmed, so check back often. ** Register for Forward TogetHER HERE! **

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

Afternoon Pre-Conference Sessions (learn more HERE)

  • Mental Health First Aid Training: Identify. Understand. Respond.
  • Fresh Cheese 101
  • Quiet the Noise, Set Your Intentions

Welcome Night: Flavors of Wisconsin

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020


  • Dairy Girl Fitness Workout
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome
  • Opening Speaker: Mary Ledman
  • General Session: “Building an Ecosystem Utilizing Technology” panel
  • Break
  • General Session: “Impacts of Cow Side Strategies and Decisions to Your Bottom Line” presented by Matt Lange
  • Lunch


  • General Session: “Why Net Zero Matters” Sustainability panel discussion with Krysta Harden, Tara Vander Dussen and Jim Wallace, sponsored by DMI
  • First Breakout Sessions
    • Washington Insider” presented by Mary Knigge
    • Importance of Teaching and Styles of Teaching” presented by Elsie Gonzalez, sponsored by UdderTech
    • Building Your Financial Confidence” presented by Amber Hewett and Matt Lange, sponsored by GPS Dairy Consulting and Compeer
    • Turning Friction Into a Positivesponsored by Zoetis
    • From Field to Feed
  • Break
  • Second Breakout Sessions
    • Legal Learnings Through a Crisis” presented by Leah Ziemba
    • Behaviors Impacting Your Bottom Line” presented by Dr. Kelly Reed, sponsored by Diamond V
    • “Building Resiliency and Finding Joy” presented by Monica Kramer McConkey, LPC, sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim
    • Understanding Your Milk Check
    • Transform Observation into Actions for Better Calves” presented by Michelle Sullivan, sponsored by Cargill
    • Free Time
  • Bar and Reception
  • Dinner with Speaker
  • Dessert and DGN Networking Event

Thursday, November 5th, 2020


  • Dairy Girl Fitness Workout
  • Early Bird Gets the Worm Sessions
    • Milk Markets: Today, Tomorrow and Into the Future” presented by Mary Ledman
    • Workplace 101: The Answer is Yes – How to Lean in, Learn, and Live Your Best Life” presented by Martha Trott, sponsored by DeLaval
  • Light Breakfast and Coffee
  • General Session: “Transitioning Into Your Next Purpose” panel
  • Brunch
  • General Session: “Animal Welfare: Essential for the Cow, the Producer and the Consumer” presented by Dr. Jennifer Van Os, sponsored by The National Dairy FARM Program
  • Closing Speaker: “Living and Leading with Clarity and Compassion presented by Laura Daniels

Afternoon Post-Conference Sessions (learn more HERE)

  • Calf Care 201, sponsored by ImmuCell and StateLine Vet Clinic
  • New Manager Crash Course
  • Optional: Self-Guided Local Tours and Attractions

Additional sponsorship from: Dairy Herd Management, Land O’Lakes, Farm Credit, Merck Animal Health, Michael Best, Rabobank, Denkavit, TechMix, Holstein International/Holstein Hub, Genex, Festival Foods, 4D Ag Fashion and Calf Star.

Shuttle service will be courtesy of Diamond V.

** Session summaries and speaker biographies to come soon.**

**Agenda subject to change**

** Register for Forward TogetHER HERE! **