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Leaders Forum: Agenda

Leading your dairy operation has never been more important, or more challenging, with the increased size, technology and labor involved. Your key to success is learning and honing the leadership and technical skills needed to improve efficiency, manage risk, control costs, and lead the people who make up the team at your dairy.

Don’t miss the GPS Dairy Leaders Forum

GPS Dairy Consulting has put together this intensive, highly interactive meeting to allow you to network, collaborate and discuss your challenges with some of the industry’s most respected producers and dairy consultants. After just two days, you’ll head back to the dairy with tools and knowledge to achieve your goals.

For information on how to register for the 2017 Dairy Leaders Forum contact any GPS Dairy consultant or send an email to

Please complete your registration on or before October 31, 2017.

Tuesday, November 14
7:00 - 10:00pm Welcome Reception - (Cash Bar)
Wednesday, November 15
6:45am Breakfast Buffet
8:15am Welcome & Introduction
Setting the Stage as Leaders
8:30am Dr. Kevin Harvatine, Penn State University
Feeding Strategies to Achieve High Money-Corrected Milk
9:30am Dr. Richard Wallace, Zoetis
Heifer Inventory Management - Decision Tools & Strategies
10:20am Break
10:45am Dr. Nigel Cook, UW-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine
Is Your Cow Comfort & Animal Care Farm Audit Ready
11:40am Hot Topic
12:00pm Lunch Buffet
1:00pm Steve Bodart, Compeer Financial
Six Degrees of Financial Separation in Dairies
2:00pm Dr. Bob James, Down Home Heifer Solutions
Group Housing for Calves - Considerations & Protocols
2:50pm Break
3:15pm Hot Topic
3:40pm Hot Topic
4:00pm Sponsor Showcase
Network & Explore the Latest Technologies
5:00pm Network Reception
6:30pm Awards, Recognition & Prize Drawings
6:50pm Young Leaders Recognition
7:00pm Dinner
7:45pm Keynote Address, Aaron Thomas
Adversity Can Build Community & Momentum
9:00pm Networking Social

Thursday, November 16
7:30am Breakout Sessions (Choose 3) Breakfast included

Breakout Speaker Breakout Topic
Dr. Dorte Dopfer /
Roger Olson
UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine\Zinpro Corporation New & Key Insights on Hoof Health Management
Dr. Karen Luchterhand Novus International What Cows are Telling Us - Real World C.O.W.S Monitoring
Dr. Mike Wolf VES Environmental Solutions Better Understanding Tunnel Ventilation vs Cross Vent Barns
Dr. Goeff Dahl University of Florida Why Dry Cow Heat Abatement is So Key
Bill Schaumburg Tilth Agronomy Group Low Lignin Forage Agronomics &
Dr. Marty Faldet GPS Dairy Consulting Evaluating Feeding Financials - IOFC, Milk Solids, & Feed Efficiency
Jack Rodenburg DairyLogix Consulting Success Factors for Managing and Building Box Robotic Dairies
Dr. Robb Bender GPS Dairy Consulting Bunk Management KPI’s - Targets, Metrics,
& Tracking
10:45am Matt Heemstra, Cains Ellsworth & Co, LLP
The Change Advantage - Don’t be a Passenger
11:45am Leadership Roundtable Luncheon
12:00pm Kristy Pagel, GPS Dairy Consulting
It’s Time to Act: Leading Into Tomorrow
12:30pm Closing Remarks & Departures

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