2023 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 3-4, 2023 at the Great Wolf Lodge, Traverse City, Michigan.

REGISTER HERE

 

SCHEDULE (DOWNLOAD THE PDF HERE(need to insert):

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD

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

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH

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

8:00 am: MORNING SESSION 

  • RETREAT KICKOFF & INTRODUCTIONS 
  • THEME I: INNOVATIONS IN CALF AND MATERNITY CARE
    • Presentations and Panel Discussion with Speakers:
      • Dr. Bob James, Down Home Heifer Solutions, “Immediate and long-term benefits of calf and maternity care”
      • Nathan Pokowski, GPS Dairy Consulting, “Olympics of Close up and Maternity Management”
      • Producer Spotlight and Speaker Q & A
  • THEME II: MILK QUALITY
    • Presentations and Panel Discussion with Speakers:
      • Dr. Tiago Tomazi, Merck, “Selective Use of Antimicrobial Therapy”
      • Dr. Sam Mosley, Diamond V, “Best Management Practices for the Parlor”
      • Producer Spotlight and Speaker Q & A

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

12:30pm: AFTERNOON SESSION

  • THEME III: PEOPLE STRATEGY
    • GPS Dairy Consultant, GPS Dairy Consulting, LLC, “Right Person + Right Role = Team Success”
    • Producer Spotlight and Speaker Q & A
  • ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION & OPEN MIC 

3:30pm: RETREAT ROUND-UP

REGISTER HERE


Please note that hotel reservations are separate from event registration. The deadline for GPS room block at the Great Wolf Lodge is January 3, 2023. Book your stay at the Great Wolf Lodge by calling (866) 478-9653 and referencing the GPS Dairy Room Block or going to https://www.greatwolf.com/traverse-city/plan and using room block offer code 2303GPSD.


Herd Manager Retreat is sponsored by: