Agenda

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Agenda

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: Flavor of Wisconsin


Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

Morning

  • 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

Afternoon

  • General Session: “Why Net Zero Matters” Sustainability panel
  • First Breakout Sessions
    • Washington Insider” presented by Mary Knigge
    • Importance of Teaching and Styles of Teaching” presented by Elsie Gonzalez, sponsored by Udder Tech
    • Building Your Financial Confidence” presented by Amber Hewett and Matt Lange, sponsored by GPS Dairy Consulting and Compeer
    • Turning Friction Into a Positive, Conflict Management“, sponsored 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
    • “Mental Health” topic presented by Monica Kramer McConkey, LPC
    • Understanding Your Milk Check
    • Transform Observation into Actions for Better Calves“, sponsored by Cargill
    • Free Time
  • Bar and Reception
  • Dinner with Speaker
  • Dessert and DGN Networking Event

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Morning

  • 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
  • Closing Speaker: 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, Farm Credit, FARM Program, Boehringer Ingelheim and TechMix.

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

**Agenda subject to change**

**Register for Forward TogetHER HERE!