Take Your Learning
to the Next Level!
Take part in an intensive five-day workshop to gain knowledge and skills from dairy industry experts. Then, see the fundamentals you learned put to real-world practice on local dairy farms. Plus, small class sizes mean you’ll receive personalized instruction and interaction!
Whether you are a producer, herdsperson, repro manager, student or other dairy industry professional, this training is for you!
GENEX Academy aims to give you detailed insight into topics like:
Each GENEX Academy takes place at the cooperative’s Global Headquarters in Shawano, Wisconsin. Enrollment fee is $1,850 USD, which includes lodging Sunday through Friday and meals Monday through Friday (excludes airfare).
Click the tabs below to learn more about our upcoming English & Spanish Academies.
Click the button below to enroll or to request more information.
*The May 2020 session has been postponed due to COVID-19. Watch for future updates and/or register to attend our virtual event GENEX Academy Hard-Wired!*
The next GENEX Academy for Spanish speakers takes place in May 2020. Below is the tentative agenda for the workshop. Look for additional travel information and speaker bios in separate tabs above. Enrollments for this session are now being accepted. Please contact Anne Davison at [email protected] or 603.748.3853 for more information or to enroll.
Itinerary (subject to change)
Monday, May 18, 2020
» Academy Introduction & Welcome – Huub te Plate, GENEX
» Intro to GENEX Value-Added Programs – Joe Binversie, GENEX
» URUS Distribution Center Tour – Warren Raddatz, URUS
» DiSC Assessment – Meredith Bowers, GENEX
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
» PEAK Semen Collection Observation
» Dairy Cattle Reproduction – Dr. Milo Wiltbank, University of Wisconsin-Madison
» Working as a Team & SOP Management – Elsie Gonzales, Motiva Consulting
» ICC$: The Cow of the Future – Leah James, GENEX
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
» Facility Design – Dr. David Kammel, University of Wisconsin-Madison
» Transition Cow Management – Dr. Gustavo Schuenemann, The Ohio State University
» Dairy Farm Tour
Thursday, May 21, 2020
» Lameness on Dairy Operations – Roger Olson, Zinpro
» Dairy Farm Tour
Friday, May 22, 2020
» Calf Nutrition – Dr. Manuel Campos, SCCL
» Dairy Cow Nutrition – Dr. Phil Cardoso, University of Illinois
» Group Recreational Activity