Join fellow dairy farmers, agribusiness and allied industries for the 2019 Professional Dairy Producers Business Conference, held March 13-14, 2019, at the Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis.
Attendees will have access to 62 educational sessions, 41 dynamic presenters, and six learning platforms – including inspirational and business keynotes, information-rich breakout sessions, interactive workshops in the Hands-on Hub, quick-pace Learning Lounges, and breaking-innovation from University Research at the PDPW Preview Stage, and the latest in hand-held technologies, mobile apps, and interactive innovations in the Dairy Technology Hub.
“The 2019 PDPW Business Conference was designed by a committee of fellow dairy farmers to capture the content and positive experience needed to help fellow dairy farmers remain focused and moving dairy forward,” said Shelly Mayer, Executive Director of PDPW and dairy farmer in Slinger, Wis. “They didn’t disappoint; it’ll be one of their best and at a time they need it most.”
The Conference will again offer learning tracks – four key topic areas:
- Animal care and food safety,
- Business and finance,
- Human resources and management, and
- Social license.
This system will provide conference attendees a way to customize their experience, as all our attendees’ businesses are unique in size, management practices, level of experience, and region of the country.
“The variety of sessions targeted to different learning styles and levels during the Business Conference is extremely valuable to our farm. We each attend different sessions, then regroup and share what we’ve learned back at the farm,” said Brian Forrest, dairy farmer from Stratford, Wis. “We can divide sessions with our herdsperson attending hands-on workshops focused on improving daily operations and cow and calf management while another team member is focusing on financial and business management, and I can focus on to the human resources, business strategy and leadership-focused sessions.”