Feb. 7-9, 2019

Bravarian Inn
1 Covered Bridge Lane
Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Since 2003, the Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference (GLRDC) has been dedicated to helping dairy producers learn new ways of increasing their profitability by doing more with less. Thanks to support from generous industry supporters, the GLRDC has earned a reputation as a top educational conference. In 2018, we welcomed more than 350 producers and dairy industry representatives over the three-day event. This year, we’re building on that momentum by delivering another high-impact conference. Leading experts will make presentations on topics ranging from nutrition and genetics to the future of the dairy industry and dairy sustainability and economics.

In addition to our quality line-up of educational speakers, we will once again be the home base for the eleventh annual Dairy Industry Recognition Night where we will honor the industry’s leading producers, recognize dairy scholarship recipients and dairy judging team members, and announce the 2019 winners of the Michigan Dairy Ambassador Program.

This is your conference. Don’t miss it.

Please contact Megghan Honke Seidel at 989-666-3773 for farm or company registrations (5 or more people).

Registration for Individual Registration is open.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on February 3, 2019.

Registration for Student Registration is open.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on February 3, 2019.

Have questions about dairy promotion or how we’re connecting with consumers on your behalf? The United Dairy Industry of Michigan (UDIM) will provide an overview of dairy promotion activities to those attending the conference or those who live nearby the conference. The informal meeting will provide an opportunity to share with dairy farmers how UDIM staff works on their behalf to promote dairy across the state, and will give farmers an opportunity to ask questions about programs. Join us on Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. for dinner and discussion.

Registration for Dairy Promotion 101 Dinner is open.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on February 3, 2019.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information contact Megghan Honke Seidel at honkemeg@msu.edu or 989-666-3773.