Participants in parlor
Participants in parlor
Join Compeer Financial and GPS Dairy Consulting for an exclusive conference designed specifically for the next generation of owners on dairy operations. Don't miss this opportunity to grow your knowledge, network with others, develop strategies to lead the future of your operation and have some fun!

August 18th - 20th, 2021


Hilton Milwaukee City Center (509 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53203)


Wednesday Afternoon Kick-off

  • Conference Check-in & Registration
  • "The Key to Successful Change" | Dr. King Hickman, GPS Dairy Consulting, LLC
  • Dinner | Harley Davidson Motor Restaurant

Thursday Morning

  • "Paths to Long-Term Success in the Dairy Industry" | Dr. Marin Bozic, University of Minnesota
  • "Financial Metrics of Successful Dairies" | Tim Swenson, Compeer Financial
  • "Opening Up the Playbook - Managing Dairy Price Risk" | Ryan Yonkman,
  • "Strategies to Compete in a Consolidating Industry" | Panel Discussion

Thursday Afternoon/Evening

  • "Strengths-Based Leadership: Building & Broadening Your Skills" | Kristy Pagel, GPS Dairy Consulting, LLC
  • "If I can...." | Chris Koch, Motivational Speaker
  • "Outside of the Dairy Industry - Growth, Change & Adaptability" | Russ Klisch,  Lakefront Brewery 

Friday Morning

  • "Make Innovation a Path to Building Your Dairy Future" | Manual Soares, milc group
  • "Innovation Will Drive Dairy Sustainability" | Dr. Mike McCloskey, Co-Founder of Select Milk Producers
  • "Building Teams & Innovating Revenue Streams in Agriculture"  Panel Discussion: Jim Kusilek, Four Mile Creek Dairy, LLC  & Jon Lamers, Seven Oaks Companies
  • "Where Do We Go From Here?" | Dr. King Hickman, GPS Dairy Consulting, LLC

Friday Evening

  • Optional Milwaukee Brewer Baseball Game and Tailgate | See registration page for details
For more information click HERE!

NextGen: Leading Beyond Limits
Previously NextGen: Leading Beyond Limits

Hosted in 2019 with co-sponsors, Feed Components, Genske, Mulder and Co., LLP and Lely in Nashville, TN over 40 future owners and key managers gained skills in:

  • The diversity of teams and developing your farm’s culture
  • Advancing leadership skills
  • Utilizing financial literacy to capture profit
  • Organizing for Success: Using LEAN Principles to Improve Efficiency