Family Lounge at World Ag Expo

Check out the DGN Family Lounge at World Ag Expo:

  • Tuesday, February 8th through Thursday, February 10th
  • Booth DS 105/106 at the International Agri-Center

Dairy Girl Network and Sealpro Silage Barrier Films is excited to provide a space that families with small children may rest and recharge in a quiet atmosphere during the hustle and bustle of World Ag Expo. An area for nursing mothers will also available. This space offers comfortable seating, a changing station, toys and snacks to recharge. The Family Lounge will be open all day, every day during World Ag Expo. Join us in booth DS 105/106 at the International Agri-Center in Tulare, CA.

World Ag Expo Event on 2/9/22

Will you be at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, CA on February 9th? Join Dairy Girl Network for a morning of camaraderie, fun and networking with other dairywomen! You are invited to a Coffee Break at booth DS 105/106. This event is free for attendees.

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!

You are welcome to stop in and come and go as you please. Join us at booth DS 105/106 at the International Agri-Center in Tulare, California on February 9th from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Advanced registration for the DGN Connect event is encouraged and a DGN special gift is available for the first 20 registrants! Walk-in registrations are also welcome.

Webinar on 1/21/22: Where Strategy and Reality Intersect

Where Strategy and Reality Intersect

This webinar will be presented by Kristy Pagel, Partner Director of Leadership and Talent, GPS Dairy Consulting, LLC., and moderated by Gena Fletcher, Owner/Professional Development Coordinator, Vast Professional Solutions, LLC.

Webinar Summary: Do you know what the difference is between strategic thinking and strategic planning? It’s a new year, and now is the perfect time to be intentional about what direction you and/or your business are heading. Join Kristy Pagel as she helps you navigate through the distractions, interruptions, disruptions and irritations that can cloud our reality. During this webinar, she will share tips on how to reach your goals and focus on accountability including the things, people and conversations you need to be successful.

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 20th, 11:59pm CST.

Subscribe to DGN Webinars in 2022 and Save!

We loved bringing you 15 different webinars in 2021 on the topics of calf care, SCC, on-farm culture, alternative forages, mental health, social media, farm safety, colostrum management, tax planning and so much more!  


We hope you will consider joining us for more webinars this year in 2022, and I have an opportunity I would like to share with you! Individual webinar rates are standard at $10 per webinar, but now you can sign up for our yearly webinar subscription and receive access to every webinar in 2022 for half of the price! You do not need to worry about signing up for individual webinars either- logins for the live webinars and links for the recordings will be automatically sent to your inbox each month. We all love saving time, right? Sign up once and don’t worry about doing anything else for the entire year!  
Our webinar subscription is only $60 and will not be available for long.


Sign up for the 2022 DGN Enhance webinar subscription HERE

Webinar on 12/17/21: Rethink and Rebuild your Goals, Habits and Productivity in One Hour

Rethink and Rebuild your Goals, Habits and Productivity in One Hour

This webinar will be presented by Laura Daniels, Lead Consultant, Hitch Pin, LLC and Courtney Booth, Co-Founder and CEO, Booth Leadership, LLC on Friday, December 17th, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. CST | 1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST. This webinar is sponsored by Hitch Pin, LLC and Booth Leadership, LLC.

Webinar Summary: Laura Daniels and Courtney Booth are old friends with a common passion for helping people get the most out of crazy chaotic lives. Join them for a fun-filled fast-paced session designed to build on what is already working for you. In this interactive hour you will glean tips on organizing a full life from Laura, Courtney and dozens of goal-getters just like you! Here’s your chance to breathe life into plans and methods you might have set aside when things got busy and identify ways to stay grounded as the pace picks up again in 2022.

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, December 16th, 11:59pm CST.

Webinar Sponsored by: Hitch Pin, LLC and Booth Leadership, LLC.

Give the Gift of DGN!

This holiday season, give the gift of DGN!

Treat a dairywoman in your life to the gift of advanced education, growth, leadership and success in her #dairygirl role. DGN has many great programs that are perfect for the giving season:

Give the gift of our dynamic conference to someone special, or yourself! Sign up now to join us in November of 2022 for our Forward TogetHER National Conference, happening live in Prior Lake, MN! Forward TogetHER brings dairywomen, both producers and industry members, together to learn, grow and recharge their batteries. Our conferences are tailored to women who are interested in growing their own skills in a multitude of ways and interacting with one another, and our virtual experience did not change those outcomes but rather amplified them! Now is the time to sign-up to learn, lead and succeed with our Early Bird registration rate! Learn more HERE.

Give the gift of continuing education and constant learning! Looking for a present for a special dairywoman in your life? Gift her a year-long subscription to our webinars for 2022! DGN hosts webinars almost every month to advance knowledge on everything from planting, finances, calf care, mental health, management, transition cows and more! Individual webinar rates are standard at $10 per webinar, but sign up now for our yearly subscription and receive access to every webinar in 2022 for half of the price. You do not need to worry about signing up for individual webinars either- logins for the live webinars and links for the recordings will be automatically sent to your inbox. Sign up once and don’t worry about doing anything else for the entire year! For only $60, you can gift an entire year’s worth of webinars for a loved one. Give her or yourself the gift of continued education HERE!

Give the gift of creating your niche and discovering new opportunities for income and personal growth! We have reopened access to our very popular Sharing Wisdom session that took place virtually last February. This Sharing Wisdom event starts with a keynote from Mary Heffernan (Five Marys Farm), building excitement around entrepreneurship and what it takes to be successful. Next, you can check out any of the three breakout rooms focusing on Events/Agritourism, Food Production, and Publishing/Art/Digital Presence. To close the event, check out the keynote session with Paul Dietmann from Compeer on how to build a business plan. This Sharing Wisdom event gives participants valuable knowledge and key takeaways for attainable income diversification. Bonus: A digital business plan template will also be included! Gift this session to yourself or a dairywoman in your life HERE.

Give the gift of Dairy Girl Network to other dairywomen through a donation! Dairy Girl Network is allowing members and DGN True Believers the opportunity to support an organization they love and help us keep moving our objective forward for all women in dairy. Every donation will provide support to DGN, it’s staff and the overall organization to continue programs such as our Connect networking events, Sharing Wisdom educational seminars, #StrongerTogetHER initiative, Inspire mentoring program, Exchange online community, Include initiative, future courses, and so much more. Give the gift of support and growth of the network for all dairywomen HERE!

Webinar on 11/12/21: Activity Monitoring 101

Activity Monitoring 101

This webinar will be presented by Tara Bohnert, Senior Business Development Manager, Nedap, on Friday, November 12th, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. CST | 1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST. This webinar is sponsored by Nedap.

Webinar Summary: Take a journey with long time dairy breeder and herd consultant Tara Bohnert as she shares the stories of how farms she works with have successfully implemented activity monitoring systems. She starts with the “why” that farms assess to determine if the need is great enough to offset the cost. She will then venture down the path of approaching a buying decision with suppliers, and how to prepare the farm management team for the transition. She will round out the presentation by providing tips and tricks for installing activity monitoring technology and building a farm team culture that embraces it to the fullest.

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 11th, 11:59pm CST.

Speaker Bio:

A Jersey girl at heart, Tara Bohnert is the Commercial Business Development Manager for Nedap in North America. She identifies opportunities for Nedap solutions and promotes more efficient and sustainable herd management. Before coming to Nedap, she spent 15 years working in the AI industry consulting with dairy farmers around the globe.

Webinar Sponsored by: Nedap

Thank you to Zoetis for providing the Webex hosting and recording!

Reno Event on 11/2/21

Will you be at the Western Dairy Management Conference in Reno, NV on November 2nd? 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 $20.00 which includes appetizers and a DGN special gift. Join us Peppermill Resort Hotel in Reno, Nevada on November 2nd, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m

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

Webinar on 10/22/21: Year-End Tax Planning

Making the Most of Year-End Tax Planning and Preparation

This webinar will be presented by Elizabeth Waldschmidt, Senior Tax Accountant, Greenstone Farm Credit Services, on Friday, October 22nd, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. CST | 1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST. This webinar is sponsored by Farm Credit.

Webinar Summary: While year-end tax planning is something that we all know needs to be done, it can sometimes be confusing figuring out where and when to start. Join Farm Credit to better prepare yourself and your operation for the upcoming tax season during this webinar! GreenStone Farm Credit Services tax and accounting expert, Elizabeth Waldschmidt, will discuss how soon you should start planning, factors to consider before making large year-end purchases and what to know before meeting with your accountant. She will also cover tax policy updates and answer your tax-planning questions.

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 21st, 11:59pm CST.

Speaker Bio:

Elizabeth Waldschmidt is a Senior Tax Accountant with GreenStone Farm Credit Services. Elizabeth works out of the Berrien Springs, Michigan branch serving farmers and agricultural businesses. She enjoys providing tax and accounting services to customers, helping them be better prepared for making impactful decisions on their operation.

Webinar on 9/17/21: Maternity and Colostrum Management

Maternity and Colostrum Management – How Can We Deliver Healthier Calves and More Productive Cows?

This webinar will be presented by Leticia Sinedino, Dairy Production Specialist, Zoetis, on Friday, September 17th, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. CST | 1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST. This webinar is sponsored by Zoetis.

Webinar Summary: The maternity pen is critical for healthy starts of the lactation of a cow and the life of a calf. The calving process and the first 6 hours of life can determine the success of her lactation and the lifetime productivity of her calf. How big are your risks? Are there opportunities to step it up a level? Are you setting up your cows and calves for success or creating problems? Maternity pen and colostrum management need to be a high priority on your dairy, so let’s discuss some opportunities for you to help get both off to a healthy start!

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, September 16th, 11:59pm CST.

Speaker Bio:

Leticia Sinedino was born in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and has always been passionate about animals. She received he DVM degree from the Federal Fluminense University in 2008 and joined a private practice in the State of Rio de Janeiro where she worked mainly with dairy farms and some beef ranches. After she completed some hands-on experience, she returned to the Federal Fluminense University and received her Master’s degree in Reproductive Physiology. Upon completion of her Master’s, she was invited to do her PhD at the University of Florida in Animal Molecular and Cellular Biology. During her PhD program, Leticia focused on investigating strategies for improving health, reproduction, and milk production in high-producing dairy cows. In 2017, she joined the Colorado State University to do a postdoc where she investigated cellular and molecular pathways related to early embryonic loss in high-producing dairy cows. In 2018, Leticia joined Zoetis as a Dairy Production Specialist. Her goal is to support dairy farms and improve their efficiency and profitability by having healthier and more productive cows.