Virtual Agenda

Virtual Agenda

Below you will find the current agenda for the virtual 2020 Forward TogetHER National Conference. This agenda will be updated as soon as more information is confirmed, so check back often. Items denoted “Live Stream” will also be available by recording. *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

Virtual Welcome Night: Flavor of Wisconsin


Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

Morning

  • Live Stream: Dairy Girl Fitness Workout
  • Virtual Showcase Open: Coffee Talk
  • Welcome and Conference Kick-Off
  • Live Stream: “Confidence in Uncertainty” presented by Mary Ledman, sponsored by Dairy Farmers of America
  • Break
  • Live Stream: “Building an Ecosystem Utilizing Technology” panel, sponsored by Nedap Livestock Management
  • Break
  • Live Stream: “Tactical Actions that Yield Profitable Outcomes” presented by Matt Lange, sponsored by Farm Credit
  • Break
  • Virtual Showcase Open

Afternoon

  • Live Stream: “Why Net Zero Matters” Sustainability panel discussion with Krysta Harden, Tara Vander Dussen and Jim Wallace, sponsored by Dairy Management Inc.
  • Break
  • Afternoon Live Stream 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
  • Virtual Showcase Open: Happy Hour
  • Virtual Activity and Networking

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Morning

  • Live Stream: Dairy Girl Fitness Workout
  • Early Bird Gets the Worm Sessions Live Stream 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
  • Break
  • Live Stream: “Transitioning Into Your Next Purpose” panel discussion with LuAnn Troxel, Julie Veldhuis, Catharine Kuber Perry and Beth Heinze
  • Break
  • Live Stream: “Animal Welfare: Essential for the Cow, the Producer and the Consumer” presented by Dr. Jennifer Van Os, sponsored by The National Dairy FARM Program
  • Virtual Showcase Open

Afternoon

  • Live Stream: “Quiet the Noise, Set Your Intentions” panel discussion with Glenda Gehl, Portia Steward and Becky Allen
  • Live Stream: “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**