Great Lakes Regional
Dairy Conference

February 3-4, 2022     Frankenmuth, Michigan

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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.

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor: United Dairy Industry of Michigan

GLRDC 2022 Experts

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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

Kyle Getty

Kyle Getty
New York Dairy Producer


Barry Bradford
Michigan State University


Adam Lock
Michigan State University

Head Shot Mangual

Martin Mangual
Michigan State University Extension

Jared Jaborek
Michigan State University Extension


Bob Thompson
Peterson Farms

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.

Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Copper Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Friend Sponsors


Dairy Ambassador Sponsors

Dairy Product Sponsors

This is your conference. Don’t miss it.

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