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The Dairy Girl Network (DGN), an organization supporting all women in dairy by enhancing lives and creating opportunities, is excited to celebrate their 10th anniversary during World Dairy Expo and hopes you will join them at any or all three of their events.

Throughout the week of Expo, DGN will offer the Family Lounge. The Family Lounge is a space where families with small children may rest and recharge during the hustle and bustle of World Dairy Expo. This lounge is located in the Madison Room on the second floor of Exhibition Hall of the Alliant Energy Center. This space offers comfortable seating, a changing station, toys and snacks to help families with little ones recharge. A comfortable area for nursing mothers is also available. The Family Lounge will be open all-day Tuesday, October 3 through Friday, October 6 during World Dairy Expo.

On Wednesday, October 4th, DGN will be celebrating our 10th Anniversary during the annual Connect Networking event. The Connect event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Capitol Square Ballroom at the Sheraton Madison Hotel, right across the street from the World Dairy Expo grounds. This event is a short walk from the grounds with ample parking available at the Sheraton. Connect sessions offer a welcoming environment for great conversation and opportunity to build connections among dairywomen. The cost of the event is $30.00 and includes grazing stations, beverages and DGN swag. Advance registration is appreciated for this Dairy Girl Network event, but not required. Walk-ins are welcome. Those interested can visit to learn more and register. DGN asks that those who plan to attend pre-register by September 30 to secure their spot and swag.

To wrap up the week, DGN is co-hosting a Tanbark Talk with NMPF National Young Cooperators (YC) Program on Friday, October 6 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Tanbark (Arena Building). Join DGN and the YC Program for a panel discussion exploring the leadership challenges women encounter as they navigate careers in the dairy industry and prepare for future success. This event is free to all wanting to attend. After the panel discussion, there will be networking time.

The Dairy Girl Network is supported by Sustaining sponsor: Dairy Management, Inc. Catalyst sponsors: Alltech, Cargill, Dairy Farmers of America, Diamond V, The National FARM Program, Farm Credit Systems (AgCountry Farm Credit Services, American AgCredit, Compeer Financial, Farm Credit Services of America, GreenStone Farm Credit Services), Land O’ Lakes, Merck Animal Health, and Michael Best. Connection sponsor: Lallemand. Event sponsors for World Dairy Expo: ABS Global, BouMatic, LF Bioenergy, Lely and Zinpro. Learn more about the organization and sponsorship opportunities at

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