Intimate & Illuminating

Live Learning Sessions

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Don’t miss this one of a kind opportunity to engage with dairy industry experts through six live online 2-hour interactive learning sessions. In these intimate and illuminating sessions, you’ll connect with the experts like never before and learn the latest developments in dairy. Plus, limited attendees means you’ll have the opportunity to ask the experts the questions you need answered!

  • 6 sessions
  • 2 hours each
  • US$299 enrollment fee includes 1-year access to

2021 Dates and Registration Information Coming Soon!

Interactive Learning from World-Class Experts

In these HardWired Live & Interactive Learning sessions you may not be able to shake hands with the presenters, but you will have the opportunity to ask questions specific to your operation!

During the fall 2020 HardWired, industry professionals had the opportunity to personally learn from and ask questions of these renowned industry experts. Click the photos below to learn more about the speakers and their areas of expertise!

The Latest Topics Impacting Your Operation

GENEX Hard-Wired gives you the latest research and advancements on topics that impact your operation’s success! Below is an overview of the topics covered during the fall 2020 HardWired. Watch for information on the 2021 sessions to be released soon!

Monday, October 19, 2020

Reproduction Management in an Era of High Pregnancy Rates

There’s a reproductive revolution going on! Dr. Paul Fricke of the University of Wisconsin-Madison will guide you through fertility (synchronization) programs and the latest research data on maximizing fertility in lactating dairy cows. Plus, he’ll share a cost analysis of these programs, giving you further insight into the economics of repro management. Then, it’s on to the implications of high pregnancy rates, where Dr. Fricke will explain how herds are achieving high pregnancy rates and share new strategies to balance heifer inventory with turnover needs. Bonus, he’ll present new data on optimizing the timing of A.I. when using sexed semen in primiparous Holstein cows.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Mitigate Nutrition and Metabolic Disorders during the Transition Period

Dr. Heather White of the University of Wisconsin-Madison will help you gain a better understanding of the underlying metabolic challenges your cows face during the transition to lactation period, how these challenges can lead to metabolic disorders, as well as the cost and impact of these disorders on your operation. Then, based on the risk factors affecting cows in your herd, she’ll arm you with strategies – different management and diagnostic tools – to mitigate these challenges. 

Monday, November 2, 2020

Hoof Health Management: A Key Component of Animal Well-being

Dairy hoof health consultant, instructor and hoof trimmer, Karl Burgi travels the world working with dairy producers and hoof care providers to develop treatment and lameness prevention strategies, but this is your opportunity to capture this knowledge virtually! Karl will help you gain a better understanding of claw horn and infectious lesions, their origins and prevention techniques. You’ll also leave this session with a hoof lesion-orientated action plan for  managing hoof health as well as information on a team approach to achieving top results with a “No Lameness Tolerance Policy.”

Monday, November 9, 2020

Taking the Headache out of Raising Calves Effectively

Dr. Mike Nagorske, Director of Veterinary Technical Services & Research at SCCL, is passionate about utilizing evidence-based solutions to solve calf health and nutrition issues. In this session, he’ll help you get the most out of your colostrum protocol whether using on-farm maternal colostrum or a colostrum replacer. With calf scours being a major issue leading to further respiratory issues, he’ll cover new techniques to significantly decrease both scours and respiratory morbidity to take the headache out of rearing calves effectively. Lastly, he’ll put things into perspective, sharing how technology can now more accurately assess colostral immunity to determine not only 30-day health risks, but also lifelong productivity.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Building a Bold Leadership Persona

What does it take to be a bold leader? Have the required skills and talents changed over time? Are leaders born with that special something or can it be developed? In this high energy session, Laura Daniels – a farmer, dairy consultant and agriculture advocate – will answer these questions with research and real-life examples. Learn how various bold leaders found their conviction, surrounded themselves with great people, and identified their core values. Discover the ups and down that will help you believe you can be a great leader too. 

Monday, November 23, 2020

Genetic Gain is Your Future Economic Gain

Join GENEX’s own Dr. Kim Egan, who works daily with progressive USA producers, as she talks about making genetic advancement in your herd. She will help you better understand trait impacts on a whole herd level and how genetics can help address your concerns regarding feed efficiency, methane production, animal welfare and more. Plus, she’ll share insight into programs that help identify your herd’s genetic strengths and opportunities. You’ll leave this session understanding how strategic breeding and index selection impact your herd and knowing how to assess logistical options for herd genetic improvement.

The Learning Doesn't Stop Here

Registering for GENEX Hard-Wired gives you all access to for an entire year!
Access to this progressive dairy knowledge hub means there’s more learning available at your fingertips than ever before.