Author: Amanda Borkowski

Enhance Webinar Rewind Package

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During unsettled times, investing a little time in yourself to grow your knowledge on things that you can control is more important than ever. To aid in that journey, Dairy Girl Network has packaged previously offered Enhance webinars to give you a second opportunity at important information for you, your farm and your family.

You will be able to revisit seven of our previous Enhance webinars, ranging from calf care, to mental health, farm financials and more. It’s easy and affordable to take advantage of this Enhance Rewind Webinar Package; simply register for $10 and you’ll receive links to all seven recordings to view at your own speed and convenience. Whether you are finding some extra time in your days now, or if your days are just as fast-paced as before, you can choose when and where you want to watch the webinars that interest you.

Webinars Included in the Package:

  • Building Your Team for Activist Defense
  • Understanding Your Financial Statements (Sponsored by Farm Credit Services of America)
  • Calculating Ratios and Evaluation to Track Performance (Sponsored by Farm Credit Services of America)
  • Battling the Winter Blues
  • Two Heads are Better Than One: Benefits of Pair or Group Rearing of Calves
  • Developing a Pain Management Plan for Disbudding (Sponsored by Dr. Naylor)
  • Cultural Diversity at the Dairy

Register to get all seven webinars in the Enhance Webinar Rewind Package HERE!

Join Us for a Webinar on 03/27/20- Cultural Diversity at the Dairy

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Cultural Diversity at the Dairy

The webinar will be presented by Elsie Gonzalez, M.S., Motiva Consulting on Friday, March 27th, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. CST | 1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST.

A successful dairy team requires establishing relationships with people from diverse cultural backgrounds working together towards a common goal. Diversity in the workplace can create a positive working environment, but it can also present unique challenges that could lead to ethnic divisions, decreased collaboration,  misunderstandings and distractions from the goals. Recognizing diversity, understanding key broad and individual cultural differences and learning ways to leverage differences to find common ground will improve communication, quality of work and efficiency, promote cooperation and transform the team.

$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, March 26th, 11:59pm CST. Register by clicking here!

Interested in our webinar subscription? Get access to a whole year of webinars for half the price- all emailed to you monthly! Learn more HERE.

Webinar hosting is brought to you by Zoetis.

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

Mother’s Lounge at PDPW

**THE PDPW ANNUAL MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND ALL CORRESPONDING SPACES, LIKE OUR MOTHER’S LOUNGE, ARE CANCELLED AS WELL.**

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DGN will be offering a Mother’s 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 18-19th, 2020.

This space offers comfortable and private nursing and pumping spaces, as well as just a quiet space for those with small children to rest and recharge.

SD Event on 3/25/20

**THE CENTRAL PLAINS DAIRY EXPO HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND ALL CORRESPONDING EVENTS, LIKE OUR CONNECT NETWORKING EVENT, ARE CANCELLED AS WELL.**

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Will you be at the Central Plains Dairy Expo in Sioux Falls, SD on March 25th? Join Dairy Girl Network for an afternoon of camaraderie, fun and networking with other dairywomen!

Join other dairywomen for a quick recharge to talk about your lives involving dairy farming. The 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, veterinarian, researchers, etc. If there is a dairy cow involved in what you do, you’re invited!

Cost is $20.00 which includes lunch and a DGN special gift. Join us in the Fontenelle A Room at the Sheraton Sioux Falls in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on March 25th, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m

Advance registration is appreciated for this Dairy Girl Network event, but walk-ins are welcome. Register HERE.

Join Us for a Webinar Mini-Series in February on Calf Care

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Calf Care Mini-Series

Webinar 1: Two Heads are Better Than One: Benefits of pair or group rearing – presented by Jennifer Van Os, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist- Animal Welfare, Department of Dairy Science, University of Wisconsin- Madison

When it comes to raising dairy calves, two – or more – heads are better than one in several ways. For the past decades, the majority of calves in the U.S. are housed singly before weaning. More and more dairy producers, however, are part of a trend toward pair or group raising. The consensus from the research is now that pairs and small groups, when managed well, can provide clear benefits. Housing milk-fed calves with at least one social partner can be a win-win-win in terms of animal welfare, calf growth performance, and consumer perception – all of which are important for the vitality and sustainability of our dairy industry.

Webinar 2: Developing a Pain Management Plan for Disbudding – presented by Sarah Adcock, Ph.D. Candidate, Center for Animal Welfare, Department of Animal Science, University of California- Davis

Disbudding is a widespread practice in the dairy industry. No matter how it’s done, this procedure is painful for the calf, but steps can be taken to minimize this pain. Developing a pain management plan for disbudding benefits the calf, producer, and public relations. We will discuss the considerations involved in developing an effective plan, including the pros and cons of different disbudding tools, the age of the calf, how to give a nerve block, and options for longer-term pain relief.

The first webinar of this series will take place on on Friday, February 14th, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. CST | 1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST and the second on Friday, February 28th, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. CST | 1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST.

$10 DGN programming fee covers BOTH webinars (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! Register by clicking here!

This mini-series is brought to you by Dr. Naylor and the webinar hosting is brought to you by Zoetis.

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

 

 

 

 

TX Event on 3/3/20

Advance registration is appreciated for this Dairy Girl Network event. Please register HERE.

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Will you be at High Plains Dairy Conference in Amarillo, TX on March 3rd? Join Dairy Girl Network for an evening of camaraderie, fun and networking with other dairywomen!

Join other dairywomen for a quick recharge to talk about your lives involving dairy farming. The 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, veterinarian, researchers, etc. If there is a dairy cow involved in what you do, you’re invited!

Cost is $10.00 which includes appetizers/dessert and a DGN special gift. Join us at the Ebassy Suites in Amarillo, Texas on March 3rd, 2020 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m

Advance registration is appreciated for this Dairy Girl Network event. Register HERE.

NE Event on 2/25/20

Advance registration is appreciated for this Dairy Girl Network event. Please register HERE.

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Will you be at Nebraska State Dairy Association Annual Convention in Columbus, NE on February 25th? Join Dairy Girl Network for an evening of camaraderie, fun 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!

This event includes a DGN special gift. Join us at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus, Nebraska on February 25th, 2020 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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

World Ag Expo Event on 2/12/20 (and Family Lounge)

Advance registration is appreciated for this Dairy Girl Network event. Register before February 5th to be entered into a drawing. Please register HERE.

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Will you be at World Ag Expo in Tulare, CA on February 12th? Join Dairy Girl Network for a morning of camaraderie, fun and networking with other dairywomen! Join us for a Coffee Break Open House at booth DS 105/106. A short program will be held at 10:30 a.m.

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 $10 and includes coffee, snacks and a DGN special gift. Join us at World Ag Expo in booth DS 105/106 in Tulare, California on February 12th, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Please pre-register by clicking HERE, but walk-ins are welcome! Registrations before February 5th will be entered in to win a door prize!

A Family Lounge will also be provided during World Ag Expo in the same location.

PA Event on 2/5/20

Advance registration is appreciated for this Dairy Girl Network event. Register before January 30th to be entered into a drawing. Please register HERE.

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Will you be at PA Dairy Summit in State College, PA on February 5th? Join Dairy Girl Network for an evening of camaraderie, fun 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 $10 and includes desserts, drinks and a DGN special gift. Join us at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College, Pennsylvania on February 5th, 2020 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Please pre-register by clicking HERE, but walk-ins are welcome! Registrations before January 30th will be entered in to win a door prize!

Join Us for a Webinar on 01/17/20- Battling the Winter Blues

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Battling the Winter Blues

The webinar will be presented by Monica Kramer McConkey, Rural Mental Health Specialist, Eyes on the Horizon, on Friday, January 17th, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. CST | 1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST.

Have the darker days and colder temps been smothering your joy? Are you having difficulty shaking the post-holiday let down? Looking for a new outlook but don’t know where to start? Join us on this webinar to learn effective ways of managing our emotions during the tough winter months. Learn what signs and symptoms to watch for in yourself and others, discover effective ways to battle the winter blues, and begin the new year with a positive outlook.

$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, January 16th, 11:59pm CST. Register by clicking here!

Interested in our webinar subscription? Get access to a whole year of webinars for half the price- all emailed to you monthly! Learn more HERE.

Webinar hosting is brought to you by Zoetis.

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