The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW) has released its 2010-2011 Calendar of Events, with events open to members and non-members.
“Each and every workshop, conference and additional events were designed by dairy producers for dairy producers,” said PDPW president Eric Hillan, a dairy producer from Ladysmith, Wis. “This calendar of events represents what dairy producers and other industry professionals are asking from PDPW, dairy’s professional development organization. PDPW accepted the charge to create a year’s worth of events that answered the needs of dairy producers in Wisconsin and across the United States.”
PDPW is a dairy-producer founded organization that provides educational programs and services to fellow dairy producers. PDPW’s mission is “to share ideas, solutions, resources, and experiences that help dairy producers succeed.” To learn more about a specific event, contact PDPW at 800-947-7379, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.pdpw.org
11-12 – ACE Twilight Meetings
Aug. 11 at the Joe Bragger Farm, Buffalo County
Aug. 12 at the Karl Klessig Farm, Manitowoc County
Community leaders and dairy producers will gather together to discuss important issues that affect their local towns and counties.
18 – Dairy Price Forum
Kalahari Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells
This educational forum will address milk price volatility in a global dairy market featuring dialog and information to help dairy prepare for the 2012 Farm Bill and beyond.
14-15 – Herdsperson Training:
Focusing on Cow-Side Care
Sept. 14, Mead Inn Conference Center, Wisconsin Rapids
Sept. 15 at the Crowne Plaza, Madison
This one-day program, held at two convenient locations, provides exceptional training focusing on cow-side management and animal care.
16 – Hispanic Herdsperson Training
Arlington UW Research Farm, Arlington
Participants will receive a full day of hands-on training covering a wide spectrum of topics that face every herdsperson. This training will be taught exclusively in Spanish.
20 – World-Class Webinar Series
Class #1 of a three-part series: Maximize Your Business Margins
This web-based seminar led by Dr. David Kohl will help dairy producers to diagnose their business from a financial and management standpoint and will assist them in fine-tuning their operations. Producers can participate in this seminar right in the comfort of their office or home.
28 – Wisconsin Counties Association on-Farm Dairy Tour
Hosted by PDPW at Sunset Farms (Dan and Ellen Wolf), Allenton
This tour is for elected officials and will give them a “real” look at a “real” dairy farm.
4 – Wisconsin Towns Association on-Farm Dairy Tour
Hosted by PDPW and held at Norse Star Jerseys (Mike and Merna Fremstad) in Westby
This tour is for elected officials to get a “real” look at a family dairy.
7 – PDPW Blogging 101 Pilot Program
WMMB Headquarters, Madison
Participants will learn blogging basics and find out how to make your dairy story visible to the world.
12-13 – Calf Care Connection
Oct. 1, Fox Valley Technical
Oct. 13, Sleep Inn/29 Pines
Conference Center, Eau Claire
This one-day workshop, conducted at two convenient locations, will provide new information that will challenge even the most seasoned and astute calf care providers.
18 – World-Class Webinar Series
Class #2 with Dr. Dave Kohl
This webinar will give you the knowledge and skills to view your business through the eyes of ag lenders and see what new financial regulations are affecting how they view your business.
27-28 – Dairy Policy Summit
Sheraton Hotel, Madison
Top-of-mind issues facing state and national policy will be center stage as the dairy industry gathers to hear facts, ideas and experiences from those who know.
6-7 – Youth Leadership Derby
DeForest High School, DeForest
This fast-paced and fun learning adventure is sure to wet the appetites of anyone curious and interested in the dairy industry. Open to students ages 15-18.
10-11 – Management Assessment Center Pilot Program
Coach-minded trainers will serve as mentors and help you assess your attributes to management in nine core areas.
18 – The Middle Manager: How Do You Measure Up?
Kalahari Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells
Your management style matters, and this seminar will help you perform at the top of your game … all the time.
29 – World-Class Webinar Series
Class #3 with Dr. Dave Kohl
This class will focus on benchmarking and best management practices that will make your business sustainable, regardless of the economic climate or stage of the business cycle.
2 – Commodity Marketing
AgStar Farm Credit, Baldwin
This class will introduce you to marketing and explain why marketing is an important part of your business and how it can work for you to minimize risk. You’ll also have the opportunity to sign up for the 2011 Commodity Marketing Workshop series.
9-10 – ZOOM: Dairy Financial Management
This two-day seminar will teach you how to sharpen your pencil and put your financial AND management skills to the test as you build a stronger sustainable business.
18-20 – Managers Academy
Albuquerque, New Mexico
This three-day conference is executive-level training for CEO-minded individuals looking to improve skills and gather ideas that help them lead, create and manage a successful business.
24 – ACE Education Seminar
State & local officials will gather with individuals from the dairy industry to examine issues and actions that affect all of us.
15-16 – Dairy’s Business Conference
Alliant Energy Center, Madison
Dairy’s premier educational event will deliver a vast host of topics, trainers and keynote speakers who will inspire, educate and train so you can continue with success in the industry.
12-13 – Hoof Care Brings Victory over Lameness
April 12 in Marshfield
April 13 in Chilton
Each one-day workshop will zero in on proper hoof care that wards off the long lasting affects of lameness and keeps healthy cows moving along.