2022

Great Lakes Regional
Dairy Conference

February 3-4, 2022     Frankenmuth, Michigan

Check out sessions on:

Learn strategies to improve employee management and leadership at the farm level.

Hear expert information on calf care, reproduction, cull cow markets, technology and automation and more.

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

Apply the  latest in cattle nutrition, corn silage and cover crops to increase your bottom line.


“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


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.

GLRDC 2022 Experts

Chris Koch
“I Am” Organization

David Kohl
AgriVisions LLC

Lee Kinnard
Kinnard Farms

Sara Place
Elanco Animal Health

Joseph Dalton
University of Idaho

Trevor DeVries
University of Guelph

Tom Kilcer
Advanced Ag Systems

Esther Flores
Green Top Acres

Robert Milligan
Dairy Strategies LLC

Tom Earleywine
Purina Animal Nutrition

Barry Bradford
Michigan State University

Adam Lock
Michigan State University

Martin Mangual
Michigan State University Extension

Dairy Industry Recognition

In addition to our quality line-up of educational speakers, we will once again be the home base for the eleventh annual Dairy Industry Recognition 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.

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