2022 Retreat: Inspiring Change, Growing Leaders

The newly designed, theme-based Herd Manager Retreat will provide a community of learning, an exchange of ideas and best practices amongst an elite group of peers. The GPS Dairy Consulting team is thrilled to provide this opportunity to cultivate the growth and relationships of leaders with our new format and expanded speaker lineup. The program will also be fully translated in Spanish!

JOIN US FEBRUARY 18-19, 2022 at the Best Western Plus Ramkota Hotel, Sioux Falls, South Dakota 

REGISTER HERE

 

SCHEDULE (DOWNLOAD THE PDF HERE):

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH

7:00-10:00pm: MEET & GREET RECEPTION – Enjoy pre-meeting networking, snacks & beverages. Families welcome.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH

7:00-8:30am: BREAKFAST BUFFET: Families welcome

8:00 am: MORNING SESSION 

  • RETREAT KICKOFF & INTRODUCTIONS 
  • THEME I: INSIGHT AND INNOVATION LEADS THE INDUSTRY: PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF ON-FARM DATA
    • Gain insight and understanding how a dairy can collect data that is useful not only to their dairy, but to the industry.
    • Presentations and Panel Discussion with Speakers:
      • Dr. King Hickman, GPS Dairy Consulting, LLC
      • Nick Van Dam, Plymouth / Perry Creek Dairy Farms
      • Dr. Paul Fricke, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • THEME II: TRANSITION PERIOD KEY FACTORS THAT IMPACT PERFORMANCE & HEALTH
    • Presentations and Panel Discussion with Speakers:
      • Helen Korzec, GPS Dairy Consulting, LLC
      • Dr. Paula Basso, Zoetis

11:45am-12:30pm: LUNCH: Families welcome

12:30pm: AFTERNOON SESSION

  • THEME III: FEED FIT – CLEAN FEED & FEEDING PRACTICES THAT IMPACT YOUR HERD
    • Presentations and Panel Discussion with Speakers:
      • I-29 Team, GPS Dairy Consulting, LLC
      • Regional Representative, Diamond V
  • ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION & OPEN MIC 

3:30pm: RETREAT ROUND-UP

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Please note that hotel reservations are separate from event registration. The deadline for GPS room block at the Best Western Plus Ramkota Hotel was January 28th, 2022. If you have not made your hotel reservation yet, please call (605) 336-0650 to check for availability. 


Herd Manager Retreat is sponsored exclusively by: