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.


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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.

Announcing Growing TogetHER Field Days for Summer 2018

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Dairy Girl Network and Mycogen Seed Announce Growing TogetHER Field Days

Dairy Girl Network and Mycogen Seeds announce four Growing TogetHER Field Days to be held in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

The Field Days are 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.

The four locations include:

The events 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 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.

Join us for a Webinar on 5/18/18- Employee Management

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Employee Management – Focus on your TEAM: Today, Tomorrow and for the Future

The webinar will be presented by Kristy Pagel, Director of Business Development and Strategic Leadership for GPS Dairy Consulting, LLC, Friday, May 18th, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. CST | 1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST

How do you get your team to focus, synchronize and execute on the tasks you want them to? Human Resource Management is a critical for all farms. During the webinar, we will navigate the journey of building high performing teams by sharing tips and techniques that you can implement on your farm. 


$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 TogetHER National Conference Registration Now OPEN

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Dairy Girl Network announced that their online registration for the Forward TogetHER National Conference is now open! You can register here.

The conference, presented by Diamond V, will be at the Warehouse Hotel at the Nook in Manheim, Pennsylvania this November 6th-8th, 2018.

This event brings together dairywomen, both producers and industry members, to learn, grow and recharge their batteries. Our conference focuses on personal and professional development to help you learnlead and succeed in your daily dairywomen journey on the farm, at home and throughout our industry.

There will be over 25 speakers on topics from transition planning, calf care, animal welfare, managing people and even mental health.

Register today for early discounts! The early-bird special rate of $139 per person for three days of events will last until May 31st. Register early to get the best discount here.

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Join Us for a Webinar 4/20/18- Milk Quality Matters

Limited seats are available online. Register by 11:59pm CST on Thursday, April 19th.

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Milk Quality Matters: Improving Udder Health on Your Farm

The webinar will be presented by Dr. Michele Barrett, DVM, Dairy Technical Services for Zoetis, Friday, April 20th, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. CST | 1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST

Milk Quality and udder health are critical to the profitability of dairy farms, and the impact goes beyond quality premiums. Both clinical and subclinical disease can result in poor performance and therefore it is essential to continually monitor the effectiveness of your udder health management program. In this webinar, Dr. Barrett will briefly review the overall impact of udder health on animal health and economic outcomes, the importance of setting goals for milk quality and tools to help you achieve those goals on your farm. 


$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. 



This topic, speaker and WebEx hosting is brought to you by Zoetis.


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

Wisconsin Event on 4/11/18

Please pre-register by April 9th by clicking here!

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Will you be at the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA) Conference in Milwaukee, WI on April 11th? Join Dairy Girl Network for a light dinner and 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, veterinarian, researchers, etc. If there is a dairy cow involved in what you do, you’re invited!

Join other dairywomen for heavy appetizers and 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 $25 and includes a light dinner and a DGN special gift. Join us at Potawatomi Hotel and Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 11, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Please pre-register by April 9th by clicking here, but walk-ins are welcome!