Dairy Calf and Heifer Association Conference Features On-Farm Visits

Annual conference includes educational seminars and keynote from Green Bay Packers' Donald Driver

Published on: Feb 3, 2014

Registration is now open for the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association annual conference, April 1-3, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis.

This year's conference lineup includes hands-on educational seminars for both farm managers and employees, an inside look at industry-leading dairy operations and a keynote presentation from Donald Driver, the Green Bay Packers' all-time leading receiver.

"When we set out to develop the agenda for this year's conference, we knew we wanted it to be unique, exciting and an event that anyone involved in raising calves could learn something from," says Vickie Franken, 2014 conference committee chair. "Our planning committee is made up of dairy producers, industry and academia and the conference agenda reflects challenges and experiences that we, as dairy producers and calf and heifer raisers face on the farm each day."

Annual DCHA conference includes educational seminars and keynote from Green Bay Packers Donald Driver
Annual DCHA conference includes educational seminars and keynote from Green Bay Packers' Donald Driver

The 2014 DCHA Conference will welcome a wide variety of industry experts to share research, expertise and advice on calf and heifer management. The goal of these seminars is to help producers improve productivity and profitability on their operations.

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New this year, the conference sessions will be split between classroom settings and on-farm visits, with research shared in the classroom and management practices demonstrated on area farms.

In addition to valuable information for farm managers, an educational employee track will also be offered at the conference. Industry experts will help train calf and heifer employees and team members on strategic heifer growing practices.

Donald Driver to deliver keynote
Donald Driver will keynote this year's event, offering his advice on leadership and sharing his experiences and recommendations for success – a story that relates well to calf and heifer growers.