Great Lakes Regional
Dairy Conference

February 6-8, 2020     Bavarian Inn and Conference Center     Frankenmuth, MI

Since 2003, the Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference (GLRDC) has been dedicated to helping dairy producers learn new ways of increasing their profitability by doing more with less.

Thanks to support from generous industry supporters, the GLRDC has earned a reputation as a top educational conference. With the current state of milk prices and ever-increasing consumer demands, dairy producers are facing a volatile environment. Attend this year’s Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference to arm yourself with the knowledge, tools and strategies to help ensure your future in dairy.

Dairy Industry Recognition Night

In addition to our quality line-up of educational speakers, we will once again be the home base for the tenth annual Dairy Industry Recognition Night where we will honor the industry’s leading producers, recognize dairy scholarship recipients and dairy judging team members, as well as announce the new group of dairy ambassadors with an all new program.

Dairy Ambassador Program application coming soon!

GLRDC 2020 Experts

“The planning committee has been committed to identifying speakers who will provide the latest and highest quality information on timely topics important to the region’s dairy producers, farm managers and dairy industry professionals. Our goal is to provide an engaging forum for all sectors of the dairy industry to come together in one place at one time to learn, share information and gather the latest resources to help increase their profitability while doing more with less.”

– Brian Troyer, GLRDC executive board member and dairy nutrition specialist

Jolene Brown

Jolene Brown, CSP, CPAE
Professional Speaker, Author and Farmer


David Kohl
President of AgriVisions, LLC

Tom Overton
Professor, Cornell University

Sarina Sharp
Market Analyst, Daily Dairy Report

Glen Arnold
Associate Professor, The Ohio State University

Chelsea Holschbach, DVM
University of Wisconsin

Michael Van Amburgh
Professor, Cornell University

Brian Gerrits
CEO/CFO Breeze Dairy Group

Courtney Halbach, MBA
The Dairyland Initiative

Would you like to support the Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference?

Check out sessions on:

Hear from a producer who has worked with other nearby farms to form unique partnership to make their operations thrive. Learn concepts that you can apply to your own situation.

Learn the trends in feed and milk markets and what strategies to employ to improve your bottomline including a closer look at income over feed and butterfat management.

Learn the state of the industry. What’s Next and what will it mean for you?

Hear from producers and experts about ways to stretch feed and forage digestibility.

Tackle what’s new in calf care, transition cow management, designing buildings for everything from calves to cows, and manure management.

Explore how dairy beef feedlots may boost your bottom line and tips to make those feedlots the most profitable.

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