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Below you will find the current agenda for the 2022 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 1st, 2022

Afternoon Pre-Conference Sessions (learn more HERE)

  • Adding Value to Dairy Beef
  • “Aah is the New Moo: Rethinking the Dry Period”, sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc.
  • Local Excursion 

Welcome Night: Explore Minnesota

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022


  • Dairy Girl Fitness Workout with Emily Shaw
  • Breakfast Buffet
  • Keynote Opening Speaker: “She Tells the Story of Dairy, What’s Her Story?” presented by Barbara O’Brien, sponsored by Dairy Management Inc.
  • General Session: “Managing Inflammation in Transition Cows” presented by Dr. Barry Bradford
  • General Session: Dairy Girl Network Roundtable presented by the DGN Board of Directors, sponsored by Cargill
  • Lunch, sponsored by Cargill


  • Breakout Sessions, Two session times will exist with 5 sessions offered during each time slot
    • “Be Prepared: Crisis Management Essentials” presented by Hannah Thompson-Weeman
    • “Global Factors Impacting Your Milk Check” presented by Mary Ledman, sponsored by Rabobank
    • Technology topic
    • On Farm Financial topic 
    • “Building Stronger Communication on Dairy Teams” presented by Hank Wagner and Laura Raatz
    • “5 Things This Attorney Wants You to Know” presented by Leah Ziemba, sponsored by Michael Best
    • “Next Level Maternity Cow and Neonatal Calf Management” presented by Ann Hoskins and Jen Birchen, sponsored by Vita Plus
    • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion topic presented by Philomena Satre
    • Herd Health topic, sponsored by Zoetis
    • “Dairy Is the Future” with Heather Anfang, sponsored by Land O’ Lakes
  • General Session: Pulling Up Roots Panel with Rosario Ibarra, Mary Ledman and a Dairy Farmer 
  • Dinner
  • General Session: “DGN Tonight Show: NY Farm Girls Exclusive” with the NY Farm Girls Evelyn, Claudia and JoJo Leubner; moderated by Bec Shaw
  • Dessert and DGN Networking Event

Thursday, November 3rd, 2022


  • Dairy Girl Fitness Workout with Emily Shaw
  • Light Breakfast
  • Early Bird Gets the Worm session
  • General Session: “Attainable Sustainability Panel” with Melissa Wilson, Amber Radatz and Amanda Freund
  • Brunch
  • General Session: Entrepreneurship Panel with Beth Marcoot and Cheryl Mohn
  • Keynote Closing Speaker: Laura Daniels

Afternoon Post-Conference Sessions (learn more HERE)

  • “What’s Your Type? An Enneagram Workshop” with Terryn Drieling
  • “Mental Health QPR Training” with Jeff Ditzenberger

Also joining us for the event will be Monica Kramer McConkey, Eyes on the Horizon Consulting.

**Agenda subject to change**

** Register for Forward TogetHER HERE! **

Dairy Girl Network Sustaining sponsor:
Dairy Management Inc./Undeniably Dairy

Dairy Girl Network Catalyst sponsors:
Cargill, Dairy Farmers of America, Diamond V, The National FARM Program, Farm Credit Systems (AgCountry Farm Credit Services, American AgCredit, Compeer Financial, Farm Credit Services of America, GreenStone Farm Credit Services), Land O’ Lakes, Merck Animal Health, Michael Best and Zoetis

DGN Forward TogetHER Forward Partners:
Compeer Financial, Boehringer Ingelheim, Genex, Vita Plus, Udder Tech Inc., Rabobank, Form-A-Feed, 4D Ag Fashion and Eyes on the Horizon

DGN Forward TogetHER Showcase Vendors and Booths:
A Farm Chick’s Closet and TechMix

Interested in being a Partner? CLICK HERE for more partnership opportunities.