Join Us for a FREE Webinar on 4/30/20-Today is a New Normal – Shifting Mindset and Strategy in the Face of COVID-19

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Today is a New Normal- Shifting Mindset and Strategy in the Face of COVID-19

This FREE webinar will be presented by Mike Lormore, DVM, MS, MBA – Director, Zoetis US Dairy Cattle Technical Services and Richard L Wallace, DVM, MS – Sr Manager, Zoetis US Dairy Cattle Technical Services, this Thursday, April 30th, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. CST | 1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST.

This webinar will have you looking past the news of the day toward the future. What might the new normal be? Dr. Lormore and Dr. Wallace will look into their crystal ball and share their insight. How do you keep your herd and business viable for the next three months? The next six months? In light of COVID-19 induced market changes, many dairy producers are being told they need to reduce their milk marketings by 5 to 25% of established base volume sales. Others are continuing to dump tanker loads of milk daily. Futures prices for milk are less than break even. This webinar will briefly address the major drivers of the market dynamic changes and we will discuss the various managerial options available to farm teams to effectively manage through these times. Topics will include milking frequency, alterations in ration formulation, stocking density, and culling and beef market dynamics, forage quality, herd health among others. We will address production implications, financial implications and the means to actively assess these opportunities on specific dairies. We will place emphasis on the importance of healthy, highly efficient cows and the need to be appropriately positioned from a business standpoint as markets are opened up and product demand is reestablished.

We recognize that your schedule may already be set for Thursday. No worries! Sign up to listen to the recording later.

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 for the live presentation is  Thursday, April 30th, 10:30am CST. Register by clicking here!

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Join Us for a FREE Webinar on 4/24/20- Communication for Virtual Teams

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Communication for Virtual Teams

This FREE webinar will be presented by Laura Daniels, Amanda Borkowski and Andrea Brossard, Dairy Girl Network staff, this Friday, April 24th, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. CST | 1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST.

Being a 100% virtual organization since its creation in 2015, DGN and its staff have experience leading virtual meetings, working remotely and keeping track of online project management. The presentation will kick off with Laura Daniels covering what it takes to have an engaged team from a virtual perspective, then Andrea and Amanda will dive into the online business world through hosting virtual meetings with Zoom and managing projects through the Monday.com platform, as well as highlighting other virtual applications for working with a remote team. Join us as we cover some basics, go over useful features and host a virtual roundtable with you and other dairy professionals working through this transition. We want you to join in and ask questions as well as share your own successions and challenges as we all maneuver these changing times together.

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, April 23rd, 11:59pm CST. Register by clicking here!

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

Dairy Girl Network is Looking for 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 2 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 minimum 1 year commitment (May 2020-April 2021) consisting of writing 2-5 articles, as well as opportunities to be involved with photo, our events, our webinars and more.

Want to learn more? Need to see the application? CLICK HERE. Applications close April 30th, 2020!

Join Us for a FREE Webinar on 04/17/20- COVID-19: What’s Next for Dairy Policy

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COVID-19: What’s Next for Dairy Policy

This FREE webinar will be presented by Paul Bleiberg, Vice President, Government Relations, National Milk Producers Federation this Friday, April 17th, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. CST | 1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST.

During this webinar, Paul Bleiberg with NMPF will walk us through what legislative policy has been completed and proposed for the dairy industry. In addition, he will speak to the economic impact and outlook. There will be time for questions after the presentation.

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, April 16th, 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.

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.

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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.