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PDPW Workshop to Focus on Strategies for Managing and Transitioning Family Dairy Businesses

January 14, 2018
 
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Contact: Shelly Mayer
800-947-7379
mail@pdpw.org
 
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PDPW Workshop to Focus on Strategies for Managing and Transitioning Family Dairy Businesses
One-Day Business Transition Workshops to be Held Jan. 31 and Feb. 1
 
DAIRY NEWS – Planning for and executing a business transition can be one of the greatest challenges that dairy farm families face. While each situation is unique, there are a number of strategies and best management practices that can help families manage the process more successfully. 
 
The Business Transition Workshop presented by the Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) is a one-day workshop designed to provide the tools and resources for dairy farm families, owners, senior and junior owners and managers to effectively work together and plan for their farm’s future. The workshop will be held on Wed., Jan. 31 at the Glacier Canyon Lodge Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells, and will repeat on Thurs., Feb. 1, at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, Green Bay, Wis., from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days.   
 
The training will be led by Nicole Bettinger of The Family Business Consulting Group.  She is a consultant specializing in communication, conflict resolution and training next-generation family business owners. Nicole’s roots in the family business field are deep. Her family owned a Wisconsin village grocery store for 95 years, and she was the fourth-generation owner. This firsthand experience allows Nicole to bring unique perspective to facilitating family meetings, educating families and aligning ownership in transitions. Nicole has also worked for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Family Business Center, supporting family businesses through services such as discussion forums, training programs and educational resources.
 
The workshop will provide participants with:
  • Practical tips and strategies for working with family members, including starting tough conversations and identifying and resolving bottlenecks. 
  • Tools to establish their own transition plan and develop a family-employment policy to provide predictability and protection for owners and family members.
  • Review of several real-world scenarios in a case study that includes common transition challenges, including the concerns of each generation involved, transition-plan development, family and non-family negotiations, and how to best motivate and engage future generations.
 
The PDPW Business Transition Workshop is an accredited training and offers up to 5.5 Dairy AdvanCE continuing education units (CEUs) for each day. To learn more or secure credits, visit www.dairyadvance.org
 
To learn more about the PDPW Business Transition Workshop and to register, visit www.pdpw.org or contact PDPW at 1-800-947-7379.
 
Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) is the nation's largest dairy producer-led organization of its kind, focusing on producer professionalism, stakeholder engagement and unified outreach to share ideas, solutions, resources and experiences that help dairy producers succeed.
 
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December 12, 2017

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Shelly Mayer
800-947-7379
mail@pdpw.org
 
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Ensure the Survival of Your Dairy’s Legacy at the Business Transition Workshop
PDPW to Host Workshops for Successfully Managing and Transitioning Family Businesses
 
DAIRY NEWS – The Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) announces a one-day workshop designed to give dairy farm families, owners, senior and junior owners and managers the tools they need to effectively work together and plan for their farm’s future.  The PDPW Business Transition Workshop will be held on Wed., Jan. 31 at the Glacier Canyon Lodge Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells, and will repeat on Thurs., Feb. 1, at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, Green Bay, Wis., from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days.   
 
The training will be led by Nicole Bettinger, a family business expert and consultant, specializing in communication, conflict-resolution and training next generation family business owners.  The workshop will equip families to start and steer through the tough conversations that come with transition planning, identify and resolve bottlenecks, and develop specific strategies that provide a reliable road map for everyone involved.
 
Attendees will leave with the tools they need to establish their own transition plan and implement policies to provide predictability and protection for owners and family members.
 
“Transition planning can be one of the most difficult processes for any business, and especially for today’s dairy farm families,” said Marty Hallock, PDPW Board President and dairy farmer in Mondovi, Wis.  “The Business Transition Workshop will provide a combination of real examples and practical tips, and give us dairy farmers the opportunity to learn from our peers in a positive environment.”
 
The PDPW Business Transition Workshop is an accredited training and offers up to 5.5 Dairy AdvanCE continuing education units (CEUs) for each day. To learn more or secure credits, visit www.dairyadvance.org
 
To learn more about the PDPW Business Transition Workshop and to register, visit www.pdpw.org or contact PDPW at 1-800-947-7379.
 
Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) is the nation's largest dairy producer-led organization of its kind, focusing on producer professionalism, stakeholder engagement and unified outreach to share ideas, solutions, resources and experiences that help dairy producers succeed.
 
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