On-Site Agenda

Agenda for In Studio Audience On-Site in WI

Below you will find the current agenda for the 2020 Forward TogetHER National Conference for those that will be attending in-person at the Grand Geneva. This agenda will be updated as soon as more information is confirmed, so check back often. *All items are subject to change.


All breakout session presentations will be available for online access starting on Monday, October 26th, 2020 for viewing before attending the conference. Live Interactive Q&As on the breakouts will happen at the Grand Geneva.

  • Dairy Policy: Looking Back and Moving Forward” presented by Mary Knigge
  • Learning Styles for Effective Employee Training ” presented by Elsie Gonzalez, sponsored by Udder Tech
  • Building Your Financial Confidence” presented by Amber Hewett and Matt Lange, sponsored by GPS Dairy Consulting and Compeer
  • Turning Friction Into a Positive” presented by Michelle Jackson, sponsored by Zoetis
  • From Field to Feed” presented by Michelle Chang-Der Bedrosian, sponsored by Vita Plus and Lallemand Animal Nutrition
  • Legal Learnings Through a Crisis” presented by Leah Ziemba, sponsored by milc group
  • Behaviors Impacting Your Bottom Line” presented by Dr. Kelly Reed, sponsored by Diamond V
  • Building Resiliency and Finding Joy” presented by Monica Kramer McConkey, LPC, sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Understanding Your Milk Check” presented by Mike North, sponsored by CRMG/Rice Group
  • Turn Observation into Actions for Better Calves” presented by Michelle Sullivan, sponsored by Cargill

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

Afternoon Pre-Conference Sessions

  • TBD- Mental Health First Aid Training: Identify. Understand. Respond.
  • TBD- Calf Care 201: Interactivity Session, sponsored by Immucell and StateLine Vet Clinic

Welcome Night: Flavor of Wisconsin


Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

Morning

  • Dairy Girl Fitness Workout
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome and conference kick-off
  • Opening Speaker: “Confidence in Uncertainty” presented by Mary Ledman, sponsored by Dairy Farmers of America
  • Break
  • Session: “Building an Ecosystem Utilizing Technology” panel, sponsored by Nedap Livestock Management
  • Break
  • Session: “Tactical Actions that Yield Profitable Outcomes” presented by Matt Lange, sponsored by Farm Credit
  • Lunch

Afternoon

  • Session: “Why Net Zero Matters” Sustainability panel discussion with Krysta Harden, Tara Vander Dussen and Jim Wallace, sponsored by Dairy Management Inc.
  • Break
  • Afternoon Interactivity Q&A Sessions with Breakout Speakers (Choose to join one or all 10)
    • Dairy Policy: Looking Back and Moving Forward” presented by Mary Knigge
    • Learning Styles for Effective Employee Training ” presented by Elsie Gonzalez, sponsored by Udder Tech
    • Building Your Financial Confidence” presented by Amber Hewett and Matt Lange, sponsored by GPS Dairy Consulting and Compeer
    • Turning Friction Into a Positive” presented by Michelle Jackson, sponsored by Zoetis
    • From Field to Feed” presented by Michelle Chang-Der Bedrosian, sponsored by Vita Plus and Lallemand Animal Nutrition
    • Legal Learnings Through a Crisis” presented by Leah Ziemba, sponsored by milc group
    • Behaviors Impacting Your Bottom Line” presented by Dr. Kelly Reed, sponsored by Diamond V
    • Building Resiliency and Finding Joy” presented by Monica Kramer McConkey, LPC, sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim
    • Understanding Your Milk Check” presented by Mike North, sponsored by CRMG/Rice Group
    • Turn Observation into Actions for Better Calves” presented by Michelle Sullivan, sponsored by Cargill
  • Dinner
  • Who Mooved My Cheese Activity and networking

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Morning

  • Dairy Girl Fitness Workout
  • Early Bird Gets the Worm Sessions
    • Workplace 101: The Answer is Yes – How to Lean in, Learn, and Live Your Best Life” presented by Martha Trott, sponsored by DeLaval
    • Milk Markets: Today, Tomorrow and Into the Future” presented by Mary Ledman, sponsored by Rabobank
  • Breakfast
  • Session: “Transitioning Into Your Next Purpose” panel discussion with LuAnn Troxel, Julie Veldhuis, Catharine Kuber Perry and Beth Heinze
  • Break
  • Session: “Animal Welfare: Essential for the Cow, the Producer and the Consumer” presented by Dr. Jennifer Van Os, sponsored by The National Dairy FARM Program
  • Break and Lunch

Afternoon

  • Session: “Quiet the Noise, Set Your Intentions” panel discussion with Glenda Gehl, Portia Steward and Becky Allen
  • Closing Speaker: “I Have Something to Say presented by Laura Daniels, sponsored by Alltech
  • Closing remarks

** Session summaries and speaker biographies to come soon.**

**Agenda subject to change**