Madison, Wis. [September 30, 2013] – The Dairy Calf and Heifer Association is pleased to announce that Donald Driver will headline its 2014 annual conference, set for April 1-3, 2014 in Green Bay, Wis. Driver will keynote the event, themed ‘Be a ‘Driver’ of Change.’
“Members of DCHA are champions in the agriculture industry, so Donald Driver is the perfect addition to our 2014 conference,” says Vickie Franken, owner of City View Farms, near Sioux Center, Iowa and 2014 conference committee chair. “As a champion on and off the football field, Driver will energize attendees by sharing his experiences and recommendations for success.”
Driver is the Green Bay Packers’ all-time leading receiver, a Super Bowl Champion and the only player in Packers history to record seven 1,000 yard receiving seasons. After retiring from his historic football career, Driver parlayed his on-field success into a spot on ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars,” winning the reality television show and then appearing as a correspondent on ‘Good Morning America’, ‘Katie’ and as a celebrity guest at the 2013 White House Correspondent’s Dinner.
Driver will share his story and path to success at the 2014 DCHA conference, including his childhood struggles with homelessness and the steps he took to become – and remain – successful as an athlete, entertainer and humanitarian.
“To be successful, we must plan our programs and research our options – and Donald Driver has done that,” Franken says. “Because he epitomizes the leadership, hard work, dedication and forward thinking that the Dairy Calf and Heifer Association strives to achieve, Donald Driver can offer tips to be successful in our businesses. We’re pleased to invite industry members to hear him speak at our ‘Be a ‘Driver of Change’ conference and to learn calf management tips, hear first-hand research from industry leaders and interact and learn from fellow calf-raisers and dairy producers during the three-day event.”