Pennsylvania Event on 2/5/19

Advance registration is appreciated for this Dairy Girl Network event, but not required. Please register HERE.

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Will you be at PA Dairy Summit in Lancaster, 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 appetizers, beverages and a DGN special gift. Join us at the Lancaster Marriott in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on February 5th, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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

DGN Now Offering Yearly Webinar Subscription

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DGN is offering a yearly webinar subscription for half the price! 

Now you can sign up for every webinar in 2019 with one form! No need to worry about registering for individual webinars… all info will be sent straight to your inbox!

For just $60 (half the price of a year’s worth of webinars!) you can get all of this and save time. Don’t miss out on webinars regarding mental health, calf care, employee management, transition cows, crops and more from experts in the field.

Interested? SIGN UP HERE! 

2019 Inspire Mentor Program is Open!

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DGN is now enrolling for the Inspire Mentor Program!

To kick off 2019, DGN is excited to announce the national roll-out of Inspire, our mentor program. This program will connect women through an organized mentee-mentor experience; expand personal networks of role models, coaches, sounding boards and friends, deliver resources for personal and professional development and ultimately help more dairy women achieve their personal and professional goals.

**We are now accepting dairywomen who want to be mentor to others or want to have a mentor! Interested? Fill out the short registration form HERE.**

Please note that we will only be accepting registrations until January 27th!

Join us for a Webinar on 1/18/19- Troubleshooting Your Calf Raising Program

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Troubleshooting Your Calf Raising Program

The webinar will be presented by Dr. Kelly Reed, DVM, Ruminant Field Technical Specialist, Diamond V, on Friday, January 18th, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. CST | 1:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. MST | 10:00 a.m. PST

Dr. Kelly Reed will help you get back to basics with calves. It is so important to get your calves off to a good start. Join this webinar to review some of the best management practices for success and learn how to identify bottlenecks that may be holding your calf program back.


$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. 



Speaker brought to you by Diamond V. WebEx hosting is brought to you by Zoetis.


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

Now Enrolling for DGN’s First Intro to Spanish Course!

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Enrollment is now open for Spanish On La Granja (on the farm) 101, the online intro to Spanish course brought to you by Dairy Girl Network! 

81% of the agricultural workforce speaks Spanish as their primary language. By 2020, there will be 43 million Spanish speakers in the United States alone. The U.S. now has the second largest Spanish-speaking population in the world, after Mexico (more than Spain!) Dairy Girl Network is proud to provide a program to help our members learn Spanish and help bridge the language gap!

This 8-week course (16 lessons) will help you learn the basics like numbers, colors (leg bands!), alphabet, simple dairy-focused words/phrases and more. You will be able to attend two weekly live classes, but these video lessons will also be recorded and accessible for you to access when it’s convenient for you! With the ease of completing course assignments through the DGN website, you also will have access to helpful links, games for reinforcement, and the ability to schedule one-on-one calls/video chats with the instructor weekly for additional help. This amazing opportunity and everything outlined above is being offered for $300.

Hurry! This class is only open to 30 participants, and spots are going quickly! Register HERE now! 

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!