2021

Great Lakes Regional
Dairy Conference

February 4-5, 2021     Virtual via Zoom

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

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.

Dairy Ambassador Program application coming soon!

GLRDC 2021 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

Mary Ledman
Rabo AgriFinance

Dairy Producer

Sandra Godden, DVM, DVSc
University of Minnesota

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

Check out sessions on:

Hear how to apply strategies to your farm from a producer who has made major changes to their operations to help them thrive.

Learn to raise and manage your new born calf to ensure a future lifetime of performance and profitability

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

Bonus MSU Extension Session: 
How strategic planning changed our dairy producer panel

Discuss strategic business planning for dairies with a panel of producers who have been through significant changes in their own dairy businesses. In addition, MSU Extension experts will provide a playbook for Dairy producers to start their own strategic planning process.

This is your conference. Don’t miss it.

GLRDC News     view all ›

Tim Hood Named MSU Dairy Farmer of the Year

Tim Hood of Hood Farms Family Dairy in Van Buren County is the 2020 Dairy Farmer of the Year. To see the full story go to: https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/2020-dairy-farmer-of-the-year

How can we better support our dairy farmers?

I used to hear about the old days. I never really understood that, but I’m starting to now. I saw my grandparents operate a dairy farm by growing their hay and silage, by milking and breeding their cows, and by selling their milk. Although I don’t remember when my grandparents pasteurized their own milk, I… Continue reading