Register for the Herd Manager Retreat at Perry Creek Dairy / I-29 HERE.

2021 Retreat Theme: Achieving Success through Effective & Efficient Management 

Being effective is about doing the right things; being efficient is about doing things right.

The Herd Manager Retreat is designed to 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 once again be providing this opportunity to cultivate growth and expand the relationships of leaders.

JOIN US JUNE 11–12 at Perry Creek Dairy in Merrill, IA. Hotel available at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Le Mars, IA.

SCHEDULE: (A PDF copy is available HERE):
FRIDAY, JUNE 11

7-10pm: MEET & GREET RECEPTION (Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Le Mars, IA) Enjoy pre-meeting networking, snacks & beverages. Families welcome.

SATURDAY, JUNE 12 

7-8:30am: BREAKFAST BUFFET AT THE HOTEL: Families welcome

7:45am: HOTEL GUESTS DEPART FOR PERRY CREEK DAIRY – 20243 County Road K22, Merrill, IA 51038

8:00 am: MORNING SESSION BEGINS (Perry Creek Dairy Conference Room)

  • RETREAT KICKOFF & INTRODUCTIONS 
  • EFFICIENCY: INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGIES & TECHNIQUES
    • Activity Monitoring Systems
      • Guest Speaker: Dr Don Niles, Pagel Family Businesses
    • Calving & Transition
    • Cattle Movements & Handling
    • FeedFITTM
    • And much more..
  • ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION & OPEN MIC 

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

12:30pm:  AFTERNOON SESSION

  • DIAMOND V: ON-FARM RESOURCES 
  • EFFECTIVENESS: PROVIDING VISION & DIRECTION, COMMUNICATION
    • Gaining Acceptance & Empowering your Team
    • What’s CORE? Fostering Positive Values
  • ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION & OPEN MIC 
  • DAIRY TOUR

3:30pm: RETREAT ROUND-UP

Register for the Herd Manager Retreat in the I-29/Perry Creek Dairy HERE.

Please note that hotel reservations are separate from event registration. Please call (712) 546-1700 and reference “GPS Dairy Herd Manager Retreat” to make your reservation. Deadline for GPS room block at the the Holiday Inn Express & Suites is May 12th.

Herd Manager Retreat is sponsored exclusively by: