• 2018 Annual Conference

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    Name: 2018 Annual Conference
    Date: April 10, 2018 - April 12, 2018
    Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
    Event Description:

    One conference. One association dedicated to dairy calves and heifers. Don’t miss out on the exciting lineup at this year’s conference.

    The conference will offer:
    • Farm and industry tours
    • Unmatched networking opportunities
    • Producer panels, presentations and breakout sessions

    For more information on this year's lineup, check out the full conference schedule.

    The room block is closed. Please call Potawatomi Hotel and Casino at (800) 729-7244 for room availability. There are a number of other hotels in the area. DCHA does not have room block agreements with other hotels.

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    Parking & Airport Transfers
    Conference attendees may use free ramp parking at the Potawatomi Hotel and Casino:
    • Parking is complimentary for conference attendees
    • Valet parking is complimentary for hotel guests
    • Airport transfers are available through General Mitchell International Airport website
    Trade Show
    • There will be numerous opportunities throughout the event to browse the calf and heifer industry-focused trade show
    • Network and relax at the trade show receptions on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings

    Special Events
    Farm and industry tours will be held Tuesday, April 10:

    *These are an additional $50.

    • A behind-the-scenes tour of milk replacer manufacturing at Milk Products, Inc. in Chilton, Wis. (Sold out)
    • Gain insights on genetics, genomic testing and sexing technology at STgenetics in Fond du Lac, Wis.
    • Exception calf care protocols will be featured at Vir-Clar Farms in Fond du Lac, Wis.
    Special Accommodations
    If you require additional assistance or have special meal requirements for the conference, please contact DCHA by March 30, 2018.

    ARPAS Credit
    The conference has been pre-approved by the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists for 11 ARPAS CEUs. Participants should request credits for this event at arpas.org.
    Event Media:

    Potawatomi Hotel and Casino
    1721 West Canal Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53233

    Contact Information:
    For additional conference or membership information, call (855) 400-DCHA or email info@calfandheifer.org.
    • Full conference primary registration ($395)
    • Full conference additional registrant(s) ($250)
    • One-day conference pass ($200)
    • Full conference primary registrant ($495)
    • Full conference additional registrant(s) ($350)
    • One-day conference pass ($300)
    Farm and Industry Tours - an additional $50 fee

    Cancellations received by Friday, March 16 are refundable in full. Request for cancellation must be sent via email to: info@calfandheifer.org. After March 16, cancellations are subject to a fee equal to 50% of the booked conference registration. Please note: If you do not cancel and do not attend, you are still responsible for payment. Substitutions may be made at any time.
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