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 MARCH 3-4, 2023 at the Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.

REGISTER HERE

 

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

FRIDAY, MARCH 3RD

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 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”
      • Dr. Kendra Wells, Valley Veterinary Clinic, “Using Lung Ultrasound to make management decisions”
      • 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. Matt Dodd, 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
    • Kristy Pagel, 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 Kalahari Resort is February 6, 2023. Please click here (https://book.passkey.com/e/50384437) or call (877) 253-5466 and reference “GPS Dairy Herd Manager Retreat” to make your reservation.

**We also have a room block at a neighboring hotel (Ramada by Wyndham- Wisconsin Dells) for guests that wish to attend the event, but do not want to take part in the waterpark. To book at the Ramada by Wyndham- Wisconsin Dells, please call (608) 678-3883 and reference “GPS Dairy Herd Manager Retreat” to make your reservation. Deadline for GPS room block at the Ramada by Wyndham- Wisconsin Dells is February 3, 2023.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Kalahari now has a dedicated team that approves the “Letters of Authorization” forms. This is NEW and it is to help ensure validity prior to the attachment of the reservations prior to check-in. Per the policy at Kalahari Resorts, they do not accept completed Letters of Authorization forms to be submitted to them at the hotel check-in. These forms should be submitted no later than 7 days in advanced to them at dellscallcenterfax@kalahariresorts.com or fax them to 608-254-6116. It is highly suggested that the attendees/farm submit these forms at minimum two weeks in advanced prior to the hotel check-in so the Kalahari team can process them in a timely manner. Failure to follow this procedure may result in full room and tax charges to the attendees on their personal cards since the Front Desk will not accept these forms at check-in. For any questions at all, please visit their website, which explains our policies in full detail: https://www.kalahariresorts.com/wisconsin/help/faq/.


Herd Manager Retreat is sponsored by: