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The Dairy Girl Network (DGN), an organization supporting all women in dairy by enhancing lives and creating opportunities, announces their second national conference to be held in Manheim, Pa., at The Warehouse Hotel on November 6-8, 2018.

Diamond V is proud to partner with DGN to bring the Forward TogetHER conference to life for a second time. This event brings together dairywomen, both producers and industry members, to learn, grow and thrive. The Forward TogetHER conference focuses on personal and professional development to help dairywomen learn, lead and succeed in their daily journey on the farm, at home and throughout our industry.

This conference is unlike any other dairy conference you’ll ever attend. “This conference is a high energy conference,” stated DGN founder and president, Laura Daniels. “We hope that you gain knowledge that you can take back to your farm, community or family. We also hope you gain from new connections and a much needed battery recharge.”

The event will begin at The Warehouse Hotel on Tuesday, November 6th around noon with optional pre-conference sessions and registration will open at 4:00 p.m. The opening evening welcome event with an activity will begin at 6:00 p.m. on November 6th. November 7th will be full of great speakers and sessions that will connect fellow dairywomen, inspire them to continue on their path, and achieve their full potential. The closing session will end on the 8th at 1:00 p.m. Optional post-conference details to come soon.

Early-bird registration is now available online at The complete agenda and speaker list will be posted soon. Forward TogetHER will feature over 25 speakers on topics from transition planning, calf care, animal welfare, managing people and even mental health, along with a singer/songwriter duo.

In addition to the conference portion, the event will also host its first Forward TogetHER Showcase. The Showcase will be an opportunity for the DGN partners to display their booths and will also mix in local boutiques and agricultural businesses to give our dairywomen the shop experience. Existing partners along with conference sponsors will have the opportunity to display their companies and items during the conference. For more details on how to display at the Showcase, please contact

Dairy Girl Network partners with organizations valuing personal and professional development for dairywomen. Partnerships for the conference are available, if your company is interested in partnering with us to make the event a success, please contact

The Dairy Girl Network is supported by vision sponsors: Dairy Herd Management, Diamond V and Mycogen Seeds, in addition to contributions by event and conference sponsors. Learn more about the organization at

The Dairy Girl Network connects all women of the dairy industry, encouraging ideas and camaraderie in an effort to achieve personal and professional development. Designed as a welcoming network of passionate women involved in dairy, relationships will grow through shared experience, support and inspiration.