Join Us for a Webinar on 12/14/18- New Manager’s Crash Course

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New Manager’s Crash Course

The webinar will be presented by Laura Daniels, Hitch Pin Consulting, and Greta Halahan, Facilitator, Communication and Personal Development Coach, on Friday, December 14th, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. CST | 1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST

This highly interactive webinar is designed for those who have recently stepped into the important role of leading a team. Many times people are promoted to manager because they are smart, hardworking and reliable. However, the actual people management part of this job is usually baptism by fire. This Crash Course helps fill that gap by providing training on the critically important people side of a new leader’s role.

Greta Halahan’s upbeat style and Laura Daniels’ focused ideas will help the group move quickly as we discuss real-world situations, share ideas and learn quick memorable tips that can be put into action back at the farm or office. How to run a Stand-up meeting, how to conduct a great performance review and how to handle conflict with ease are just a few of the topics Greta and Laura will cover.


$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 now 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. 



WebEx 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 10/19/18- Heifer Reproduction

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Heifer Reproduction: How can we influence performance?

The webinar will be presented by Matthew Boyle, DVM, Veterinarian, Dairy Technical Services, Zoetis, Friday, October 19th, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. CST | 1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST

If dairy producers can quickly state one metric from their herd’s performance, it is probably pregnancy rate of the adult herd. We wear it like a badge of honor and we give awards for achieving extreme reproductive efficiency in milking animals. On the other hand, for many farms, heifer reproduction is not firing on all cylinders. When we examine the records, not only are heifers becoming pregnant at a slower rate than the adult herd, but often at a rate we would NEVER accept in the adult herd! When a heifer’s rearing cost is not fixed until she becomes pregnant and overall heifer rearing costs are one of the biggest costs associated with milk production, why do we accept this? Accept it no more.


$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 now 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. 



WebEx hosting and speaker is brought to you by Zoetis.


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

Dairy Girl Network is Looking for New Press Corps Members!

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Dairy Girl Network is looking for new Press Corps members to join our team! 

Love to write? Looking to see your work published? Want full access to DGN events and programs? Sounds like the Press Corps is for you!

Offering 3 distinct opportunities, there is a Press Corps group to fit your wants and needs, all while creating and getting information to the rest of our membership!

The Press Corps is a 1 year commitment (October 2018-September 2019) consisting of writing 2-5 articles, as well as opportunities to be involved with photo, video, our social media and more.

Want to learn more? Need to see the application? CLICK HERE. Applications close September 12th!

Join us for a Webinar on 9/21/18- Milk Fatty Acids

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Milk Fatty Acids to Make Nutrition and Management Decisions

The webinar will be presented by Heather Dann, Ph.D., Research Scientist, William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute, Friday, September 21st, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. CST | 1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST

Novel infrared milk fatty acid analyses are being used to make nutrition and management decisions on-farm to increase milk fat and protein yields. The milk fatty acid analyses are being implemented in payment testing laboratories associated with milk cooperatives and commercial DHIA milk testing laboratories. In this webinar, Heather Dann will focus on “What are milk fatty acid analyses?” and “How are they being used in the in the field?”


$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 will now be recording and holding 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. 



WebEx hosting is brought to you by Zoetis.


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

Forward Under 40 Award Application Now OPEN!

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Dairy Girl Network is proud to unveil the Forward Under 40 Award, and applications are now open!

The Dairy Girl Network is proud to bring you the Forward Under 40 award. This award will be presented bi-annually at Forward TogetHER, the Dairy Girl Network National Conference, and will honor 4 passionate dairywomen that are working to better our industry today.

The honored dairywomen will exemplify passionate involvement and leadership to move the dairy industry forward. The ideal candidate is under 40 years old and possesses strong leadership skills, innovative thinking and ideas that are impacting and moving the dairy industry forward right now. Genetics, volunteering, leading a team/organization, on-farm achievements, dairy business venture and more all are eligible.

Sound like a dairywoman you know? Learn more and nominate her here! But hurry, applications close September 7th!

Join us for a Webinar on 8/17/18- Dairy Policy

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2018 Dairy Policy: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The webinar will be presented by Mary Knigge, Vice President Government Relations, Dairy Farmers of America, Friday, August 17th, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. CST | 1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST

Mary is a dairy girl that has been working in DC for the past 15 year following, advocating for and writing dairy policy. She will walk through policy topics impacting the dairy business today and help you make sense of the political arena.


$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 will now be recording and holding 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. 



WebEx hosting is brought to you by Zoetis.


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

 

Wisconsin Growing TogetHER Field Day

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Dairy Girl Network and Mycogen Seeds hope you can join us for the last Growing TogetHER Field Day of the season in WI! 

Dairy Girl Network and Mycogen Seeds announce the last Growing TogetHER Field Day of the season to be held in Wisconsin.

This Field Day 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 and attendees 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.

Join us in WI by registering here: Tuesday, August 7th at Jauquet’s Hillview Dairy, Luxemburg, WI

This event will begin with doors opening at 10:30 a.m. The Field Day will begin at 11:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. The Field Day experience costs $20.00 and includes lunch along with several Dairy Girl Network and Mycogen Seeds swag items.

Please pre-register for your event here by August 3rd or email reneek@dairygirlnetwork.com with questions about the event. Thank you to our sponsor, Mycogen Seeds, for bringing us the Growing TogetHER Field Days program.

Dairy Girl Network Now Accepting Nominations for Board of Director Position

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 July 31st. 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 industry professional seat, we plan to complete the process in time for these new member to join us at our annual board meeting held during World Dairy Expo in October. 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, Sadie Frericks, 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 July 31st at https://dairygirlnetwork.com/board-of-directors-nomination/. 

Join us for a Webinar on 7/20/18- Sub-clinical Ketosis

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Sub-clinical Ketosis: Using new strategies to guide interventions

The webinar will be presented by Heather White, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin- Madison, Friday, July 20th, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. CST | 1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST

We know that the transition to lactation period can be full of challenges, but it is also full of opportunities to catch problems early and improve health and production. What herd and individual cow level signs can help you make the decision of when and how to intervene? This webinar will share some of the recent work at UW-Madison to help identify cows at-risk for metabolic disorders and how to intervene.


$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 will now be recording and holding 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. 



WebEx 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 6/15/18- Mental Health

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Helping Dairy Farmers through Tough Times

The webinar will be presented by Dr. Michael R. Rosmann, Ph.D., Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. CST | 1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST

Helping dairy farmers cope well personally during the current difficult economic era is most important, although recent research reports indicate that the health of the animals they care for goes hand in hand with the behavioral health of their caretakers. In this webinar, psychologist/farmer Dr. Michael Rosmann will suggest practices that dairy producers can use to diminish personal and employee stress and to improve herd health.


For the month of June, Dairy Girl Network will be providing this webinar to the industry at no cost. We truly believe that this topic is so important and want as many people as possible to join us for this presentation – women, men, members and non-members. Please help us spread the word throughout the dairy industry and join us! (login instructions will be provided in e-mail confirmation before the webinar)


Call in, watch online OR listen when you can! We will now be recording and holding 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. 



WebEx hosting is brought to you by Zoetis.


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