Author: Amanda Borkowski

Join Us for a Webinar on 7/19/19- Farm Safety Programs

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Farm Safety Programs

The webinar will be presented by Dr. Kelly Reed, Ruminant Field Technical Specialist, Diamond V, on Friday, July 19th, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. CST | 1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST

Agriculture ranks among the most dangerous professions. Training farmers and agricultural workers is vital to strong communities. Safety training gives farm families the awareness and information they need to reduce safety hazards and protect ourselves and those who work on our farms.

During this webinar, Kelly Reed will be covering several areas of Farm Safety including:
Why does your farm need a farm safety program?
Ideas for implementing a program
Topic areas to cover in safety meetings
Where to find resources

$10 DGN programming fee (login instructions will be provided in e-mail confirmation before the webinar).

Call in, watch online OR listen when you can! We record and hold all webinars for one month for members to watch when it suits them! You must still register by the deadline below to watch this webinar live or on your own time. 

 

Webinar hosting is brought to you by Zoetis, and this topic and speaker is brought to you by Diamond V.

Dairy Girl Network Enhance offers resources to dairywomen without leaving the farm.

Growing TogetHER Field Day in Pennsylvania!

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Join Dairy Girl Network and Mycogen Seeds for a hands on learning experience to further your understanding of agronomy and the impact of crop management on forage quality.

To be held at the host dairy, Star Rock Dairy, 175 Chestnut Grove Road, Conestoga, PA, on Thursday, August 8th. The event doors will open at 10:30 a.m. The Field Day will begin at 11:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. Please pre-register for this event by Friday, August 2nd.

This will be a hands-on learning event with in-field demonstrations that have been developed specifically to enable dairywomen to be able to go back to their own farm and understand how they can improve their corn silage production. By attending Dairy Girl Network members will receive tools and knowledge to identify problems and improve agronomics in their own fields as well as access to a team of agronomy experts willing to help.

The Field Day experience costs $20.00 and includes lunch along with several Dairy Girl Network and Mycogen Seeds swag items.

Learn more and register HERE.

Growing TogetHER Field Day in Ohio!

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Making the Best Decisions in Your Forage Investment

Join Dairy Girl Network and Mycogen Seeds for a hands on learning experience to further your understanding of agronomy and the impact of crop management on forage quality.

To be held at the host dairy, Convoy Dairy, 3242 Mentzer Church Rd, Convoy, OH, on Tuesday, June 25th. The event doors will open at 10:30 a.m. The Field Day will begin at 11:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. Please pre-register for this event by Thursday, June 20th.

This will be a hands-on learning event with in-field demonstrations that have been developed specifically to enable dairywomen to be able to go back to their own farm and understand how they can improve their corn silage production. By attending Dairy Girl Network members will receive tools and knowledge to identify problems and improve agronomics in their own fields as well as access to a team of agronomy experts willing to help.

The Field Day experience costs $20.00 and includes lunch along with several Dairy Girl Network and Mycogen Seeds swag items.

Learn more and register HERE.

Join Us for a Webinar on 6/21/19- Making the Best Decisions in Your Forage Investment

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Making the Best Decisions in Your Forage Investment

The webinar will be presented by Carla Fish, Senior Production Development Manager for Alfalfa and Forage, CROPLAN by WinField United, on Friday, June 21st, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. CST | 1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST

There are differences in alfalfa genetics- they are not all created equal. Quality and disease traits are a large factor as we try to fit the right product into an operation that has a different growing environment and different end game.

Topics to be covered include:
Coated seed– are there true benefits?
Alfalfa genetic selection– what makes them different?
Quality traits– what is your goal/end game (higher quality or flexibility)?
Disease tolerances
Why use a Forage Sorghum/Sorghum x Sudan crop?

$10 DGN programming fee (login instructions will be provided in e-mail confirmation before the webinar).

Call in, watch online OR listen when you can! We record and hold all webinars for one month for members to watch when it suits them! You must still register by the deadline below to watch this webinar live or on your own time. 

Webinar hosting is brought to you by Zoetis, and this topic is brought to you by Land O’ Lakes.

Dairy Girl Network Enhance offers resources to dairywomen without leaving the farm.

May Webinars on Behavioral Health

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Behavioral Health Mini Series

Dairy Girl Network recognizes the need for conversations and on-going awareness to behavioral health. During the month of May, DGN will bring forth three webinars in the form of a mini series in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month.

Friday, May 3 at 12:00 p.m. CST (1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST)
Topic: Let’s Talk Mental Health

Friday, May 17 at 12:00 p.m. CST (1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST)
Topic: Signs and Symptoms

Friday, May 31 at 12:00 p.m. CST (1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST)
Topic: Self Care and Awareness

Dairywomen and men throughout the industry will have access to register for our mini series to learn more about the conditions that affect a person’s thinking, feeling or mood. We will have conversations on how to relate to others and help them to function daily. We know that everyone is unique, and we want to focus on those individual experiences, yet share ways to find help and resources to not only overcome but to grow and live.

$10 registration cost (DGN programming and development fee) covers ALL 3 webinars, both live and recorded. Registration is open to the industry and all are welcome. Login instructions will be provided by email prior to each webinar.

Register by clicking HERE.

*Limited spots available – register early to reserve your spot in the live or recorded webinar.*

Call in, watch online OR listen when you can! We record and hold all webinars so you can watch at a time that works for you!

Webinar hosting is brought to you by Zoetis. 

 

Dairy Girl Network Enhance offers resources to dairywomen without leaving the farm.

Wisconsin Event on 6/27/19

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Will you be at the National Holstein Convention in Appleton, WI on June 27th? Join Dairy Girl Network for lunch and a great presentation on team building.

This event is open to everyone. Thursday’s luncheon will bring both men and women together to learn and share ideas about building positive and inclusive teams on our farms and beyond. The luncheon’s featured speaker will be Galen Emanuele.

Galen’s dynamic keynote will profoundly impact the way you communicate, show up and contribute to your team. Through simple, skill-building activities, Galen will teach you how to create a cohesive “Yes, And” culture to skyrocket team performance and engagement, build inclusive teams and foster conversations that truly value diversity of experience and thought. You will laugh and learn while coming away with new, powerful tools to enhance your leadership abilities, self awareness, emotional intelligence, and capacity to drive exceptional culture within your organization.

Event ticket price is $15 and includes lunch. Join us during the National Holstein Convention in Appleton, Wisconsin on June 27th, 2019 at from 12:00 to 1:20 p.m. Please note registration ends on June 1st!

*Registration is NOW CLOSED. If you would still like to attend and see Galen speak, walk-ins will be welcomed the day of the event for $20, but will not include a meal.

*Dairy Girl Network is also excited to host a Family Lounge during the convention. Our Family Lounges offer a quiet space where families with small children may rest and comfortable areas for nursing mothers are available. Times of operation are:

Monday, June 24th – Thursday, June 28th | 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Friday, June 28th | 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Join Us for a Webinar on 4/19/19- Preparing For Planting Season

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Preparing for Planting Season

The webinar will be presented by Jon Erickson, Mycogen Seeds Commercial Agronomist, on Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. CST | 1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST

Did you know that planting is the most critical time to establish a successful corn silage crop? Tune into this month’s webinar, presented by Jon Erickson, Mycogen Seeds Commercial Agronomist, to learn more about ways that you can improve the yield and quality of your corn silage crop by preparing for planting. Plus, get some tips on how to scout your fields early in the growing season to identify issues before they start. Remember: you only get one chance to plant your fields, this program is designed to help you learn how to do it the right way.

$10 DGN programming fee (login instructions will be provided in e-mail confirmation before the webinar).

Call in, watch online OR listen when you can! We record and hold all webinars for one month for members to watch when it suits them! You must still register by the deadline below to watch this webinar live or on your own time. 

 

Webinar hosting is brought to you by Zoetis, and this topic is brought to you by Mycogen Seeds.

Dairy Girl Network Enhance offers resources to dairywomen without leaving the farm.

Wisconsin Event on 4/9/19

Advance registration is appreciated for this Dairy Girl Network event, but not required. Please register HERE.

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Will you be at the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) Conference in Madison, WI on April 9th? Join Dairy Girl Network for appetizers and networking with other dairywomen!

This event is for all women involved with any part of dairy – whether as a calf feeder, dairy owner, marketing or sales consultant servicing dairy farms or cheese producers, veterinarians, researchers, etc. If there is a dairy cow involved in what you do, you’re invited!

Join other dairywomen to unwind and talk about your lives involving dairy farming.  Come learn more about the fast growing Dairy Girl Network and programs available to you!

Event ticket price is $20 and includes appetizers and a DGN special gift. Join us in the Milwaukee/LaCrosse Rooms at the Madison Marriott West during DCHA in Middleton, Wisconsin on April 9th, 2019 at from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Please pre-register by clicking HERE, but walk-ins are welcome!

DGN Looking for Veterinarian to Join Advisors to the Board

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Dairy Girl Network is Looking to Add a Veterinarian to it’s Advisors

Nominate a veterinarian HERE.

The Dairy Girl Network Board of Directors includes elected representatives serving as dairy farmers and industry professionals as well as advisory members of the DGN Board of Directors. The Dairy Girl Network Board of Directors oversees the overall execution of the organization’s mission, while the advisory members provides their expertise in specific areas. We are looking for a veterinarian, whether practicing or industry, to join this team! This position is open to males and females.

The advisory members cannot vote in decisions but are on the Board to provide their opinions and perspectives. These individuals provide expertise in specific areas that are not represented on the Board and must be dependable and accessible if needed.

Terms are set for three years and each individual can serve three terms. Advisory members are to attend one in-person meeting per year, as well as conference calls once a month, be active in conversations, and serve as part of board committees. Periodically the Board will hold additional meetings or planning sessions.

In true Dairy Girl style, we ask that you nominate a qualified veterinarian for our one open advisory member position. Individuals can nominate another person, but we do ask that no self-nominations be made. Please nominate a veterinarian HERE. Nominations will close April 8th. 
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Family Lounge Available at PDPW

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New this year! DGN will be offering a Family Lounge at the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin Annual Business Conference! 

This space will be located in the Kegonsa room on the second floor of Exhibition Hall during the conference on March 13-14th, 2019.

This space is perfect for families with small children to rest and recharge in a quiet space. Comfortable and private nursing and pumping space will be available to new moms.