Author: Amanda Borkowski

Join Us for a Webinar on 11/15/19- Building Your Team for Activist Defense

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Building Your Team for Activist Defense

The webinar will be presented by Marissa Hake, DVM, Veterinarian for Midwest Veal, LLC, on Friday, November 15th, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. CST | 1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST

Dr. Hake will be discussing how their company managed an activist encounter, what was learned from it and what other farms can take away from their experience. She will also touch on why we need to be “telling our story” and managing activist activity online.

$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. 

*Limited space available – register early to reserve your spot! Deadline to register is Thursday, November 14th, 11:59pm CST. Register by clicking here!

Webinar hosting is brought to you by Zoetis.

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

Join Us for a Webinar on 10/25/19- Understanding FARM Animal Care Version 4.0

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Understanding FARM Animal Care Version 4.0

The webinar will be presented by Emily Yesier Stepp,  Senior Director, The National Dairy FARM Program, on Friday, October 25th, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. CST | 1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST

After a rigorous 16-month stakeholder review, the fourth iteration of the FARM Animal Care Program’s standards supports closer farmer-veterinarian relationships, requires continuing education for all employees and adds a new standard for pain management when disbudding animals. As with previous versions of FARM Animal Care, a robust suite of materials that include templates, FAQs, continuing education videos and other resource tools will be made available to help producers meet the outlined standards. During this webinar, you’ll gain further understanding of the review process, the updates and details on materials.

$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. 

*Limited space available – register early to reserve your spot! Deadline to register is Thursday, October 24th, 11:59pm CST. Register by clicking here!

Webinar hosting is brought to you by Zoetis, and this topic and speaker is brought to you by The National Dairy FARM Program.

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

DGN Looking for Board of Directors Nominations

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DGN is seeking nominations for 2 to join the Board of Directors!

As Dairy Girl Network continues to grow we also need to grow our team of leaders. If you know of a talented dairywoman who has the energy to help move our great organization forward, please nominate her for a Dairy Girl Network Board of Director position. The nomination form is available here.

The nomination period is open now and will end October 23rd. There are no self-nominations, so if you are interested please reach out to a fellow dairywoman and ask her to nominate you. Nominees must be an official member of the Dairy Girl Network. If not, be sure they sign up by selecting Join on the top banner of this site.

The Dairy Girl Network Board is made up of both dairy producers and industry representatives. At this time we will be filling one empty producer seat, and one empty producer or industry seat. To be eligible, nominees should be involved in the dairy industry through their industry position and career.

The field of nominees will be held confidential and will be considered by a sub-committee of the Dairy Girl Network board. After they have narrowed the field there will be a questionnaire or interview conducted by the same committee. They will then recommend top candidates to the full board who upon approval will appoint the new board member.

If there are any questions please reach out to Laura Daniels, or any member of the Dairy Girl Network Board: Kristy Pagel, Carrie Mess, Michelle Philibeck, LuAnn Troxel, Tami Smith, Mary Knigge, Katie Dotterer-Pyle and Michelle Schilter, or our DGN staff: Brenda Gilbertson, Renee Norman-Kenny, Andrea Brossard or Amanda Borkowski. All contact information for these dairywomen can be found here.

Time commitment is attending one conference call per month and one to two face to face meetings, one of which will be held at World Dairy Expo. Each board member is also asked to serve on a planning committee for a program area, for example: Connect networking events, Enhance webinars and educational programs, Inspire mentoring program or another area of programming. We pride ourselves on being a virtual organization and most work is done through conference calls and email.

We can’t wait to have an additional woman join this great team!

Please nominate a fellow dairywomen by October 23rd at https://dairygirlnetwork.com/board-of-directors-nomination/. 

Fall 2019 Spanish Courses are Open!

 

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DGN’s Spanish on La Granja Virtual Spanish Courses are open! 

Classes offered through DGN:

  • Spanish on La Granja (on the farm) 101 (beginner)
  • Spanish on La Granja (on the farm) 201 (intermediate)

All Courses Include:

  • An 8-week condensed course (total of 16 lessons)
  • Two weekly one-hour live but recorded video lessons accessible when convenient for you!
  • “Live” classes will be Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • The ability to schedule one-on-one calls/video chats with the instructor weekly for additional help
  • Access to helpful links, games and more for reinforcement
  • Ease of completing course assignments through the DGN website
  • Certificate for course completion

Learning a second language takes commitment, practice and determination. Native Spanish-speakers love it when you show an appreciation for their language and culture. Even knowing the basics will go a long way in improving relationships.

*Fall 2019 Classes are OPEN!*

Learn more and register for 101 (beginner) HERE!

Learn more and register for 201 (intermediate) HERE!

Join Us for a FREE Webinar on 9/20/19- Get the Inside Track from Dairy Girl Network

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Get the Inside Track from Dairy Girl Network

This FREE webinar will be presented by Dairy Girl Network staff on Friday, September 20th, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. CST | 1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST

Our organization has come so far so fast. Our program areas continue to grow and our impact on thousands of dairywomen multiples each year. Join the Dairy Girl Network staff as they bring you the inside track to program details, share World Dairy Expo highlights and gather your feedback to take Dairy Girl Network into a bright future.

This webinar is FREE, but still requires registration (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 Dairy Girl Network.

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

Dairy Girl Network Events at World Dairy Expo

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Join Dairy Girl Network at the 2019 World Dairy Expo!

Join us in Madison, WI for World Dairy Expo during the week of October 1st-5th, 2019! We will be hosting two events as well as the Family Lounge all week long. Find out more and register for each event HERE!

An overview of our week at Expo:

Family Lounge

Tuesday, October 1st through Saturday, October 5th | Madison Room – Exhibition Hall | All Day


Connect Annual Networking Event

Wednesday, October 2nd | Destination Ballroom- Sheraton Madison Hotel | 5:30 – 9:00 pm


Sharing Wisdom Educational Seminar – Expert Panel

Friday, October 4th | Mendota 3 – Exhibition Hall | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm


Learn more and register for these events HERE.

 

 

 

Join Us for a Webinar on 8/16/19- Discovering our Unconscious Bias and How to Manage It

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Discovering our Unconscious Bias and How to Manage It

The webinar will be presented by Martha Trott, Vice President Human Resources- Americas, DeLaval, on Friday, August 16th, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. CST | 1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST

At any given moment we are flooded with 11 million bits of information but can only consciously process about 40 of these bits. Research suggests that unconscious bias occurs automatically as the brain makes quick judgements based on past experiences and these small memorable bits. During our August Enhance Webinar, Martha Trott with DeLaval will help us do self-discovery, be curious and learn about our unconscious bias to determine ways to overcome and take charge of our decisions.

$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 DeLaval.

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

Inspire Class II is Open! We are Looking for Mentors and Mentees!

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DGN is now enrolling for the Inspire Class II Mentor Program!

DGN is excited to announce the national roll-out of Inspire Class II, our mentor program. This program will connect women through an organized mentee-mentor experience; expand personal networks of role models, coaches, sounding boards and friends, deliver resources for personal and professional development and ultimately help more dairy women achieve their personal and professional goals.

**We are now accepting dairywomen who want to be mentor to others or want to have a mentor! Interested? Fill out the short application form HERE.**

Please note that we will only be accepting applications until August 16th!

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.