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 MARCH 4-5, 2022 at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. 

REGISTER HERE

SCHEDULE (Download the PDF HERE):

FRIDAY, MARCH 4TH

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 5TH

7-8:30am: 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 from:
      • 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 from:
      • Dr. Flavio Silvestre, Zoetis
      • Caleb Burch, GPS Dairy Consulting, LLC

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:
      • Jordan Hunt & Trent Dado, GPS Dairy Consulting, LLC
      • Regional Representative, Diamond V
  • ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION & OPEN MIC 

3:30pm: RETREAT ROUND-UP

REGISTER HERE


Please note that hotel reservations are separate from event registration. Click HERE or call (877) 253-5466 and reference “GPS Dairy Herd Manager Retreat” to make your reservation. Deadline for GPS room block at the Kalahari is February 7th, 2022.

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 exclusively by: