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2017 PDPW Managers Academy – Dairy’s Success

January 18, 2017
 
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2017 PDPW Managers Academy – Dairy’s Success
 
DAIRY NEWS – The Professional Dairy Producers® executed the 13th Annual 2017 PDPW Managers Academy for Dairy Professionals™ focused on “Profit Strategies”, Jan. 17-19, 2017, at the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley, San Diego, Calif.
 
The sell-out training met capacity with 100 in attendance from 15 states including AZ, CA, CO, IA, ID, IL, IN, MN, OH, PA, SD, TX, VA, VT, WI.  The like-minded dairy farmers and other allied industry professionals in attendance received executive-level training on profit strategies for their dairy businesses.
 
The 3-day training began with the popular out-of-industry tours.  The group was given behind-the-scenes access and met with executives at SeaWorld San Diego and the San Diego Zoo.  They explored the many key departments and facilities, including the animal rescue centers, out-door aquatic tanks and the sprawling acres where the zoo’s inhabitants roam.  Critical topics around human resources, animal welfare, water quality, brand management and consumer trust were presented and discussed.  
 
This robust training also brought attendees two of dairy’s most well-known agricultural economists, Dr. Michael Boehlje, professor at Purdue University, and Dr. David Kohl, professor emeritus at Virginia Tech and President of AgriVisions, LLC.
 
Drs. Boehlje and Kohl built upon their experiences to discuss strategic management strategies for business success. With three unique sessions, Drs. Boehlje and Kohl prepared attendees with the information and strategies needed to navigate changing economic times.
 
To learn more about the current Managers Academy the full flyer is available at www.pdpw.org.  Or, follow the experience virtually by following on facebook.com/professionaldairyproducers, Twitter and Instagram @dairypdpw, or by using #PDPWManagersAcademy17.
 
Save the dates for the 2018 PDPW Managers Academy, Jan. 16-18, 2018.  More details including location and content focus will be made available this summer.
 
Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) is the nation’s largest dairy producer-led, grassroots organization of its kind, focusing on education, networking and professional development to shares ideas, solutions, resources and experiences that help dairy producers succeed. 
 
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November 18, 2016
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Shelly Mayer
800-947-7379
mail@pdpw.org
 
Full Media Package is available (i.e. speaker photo, flyer, press release, etc.)
 
PDPW Managers Academy to Target Profits Strategies
 
DAIRY NEWS – The Professional Dairy Producers® present the 2017 PDPW Managers Academy for Dairy Professionals™, Jan. 17-19, 2017, at the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley, San Diego, California. Join this executive training with like-minded dairy farm owners, managers, industry directors, processors, marketers, distributors and other industry stakeholders.
 
This year’s theme, “Profit Strategies,” will bring together the industry’s most well-known agricultural economists, Dr. Michael Boehlje, professor at Purdue University, and Dr. David Kohl, professor emeritus at Virginia Tech and President of AgriVisions, LLC. Drs. Boehlje and Kohl will build upon their experiences of the past decades to discuss strategic management strategies for business success. With three unique sessions, Drs. Boehlje and Kohl will equip attendees with the information and strategies needed to navigate changing economic times.
 
Michael Boehlje, PhD, is a distinguished professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and the Center for Food and Agricultural Business at Purdue University. Dr. Boehlje has focused his research on alternative systems of coordination of the food and industrial product chain, innovation and risk and uncertainty. He has devoted his career to helping farm and agribusiness managers and policy-makers gain the tools to make intelligent decisions and understand the pragmatic economic and financial consequences of their decisions.
 
David Kohl, PhD, is a Professor Emeritus in the Agricultural and Applied Economics Department at Virginia Tech and President of AgriVisions, LLC, a knowledge-based consulting company. Dr. Kohl is also a business coach and part owner of Homestead Creamery, a value-added dairy business in the Blue Ridge Mountains. He has conducted more than 6,000 workshops and seminars for agricultural groups, producers and agribusiness groups.
 
Along with two days of advanced financial training, Jan. 18-19, Managers Academy participants will also be exposed to exclusive out-of-industry tours at SeaWorld San Diego and the San Diego Zoo on Tues., Jan. 17. Attendees will go behind the scenes with operation executives to discuss animal well-being, handling and safety; water quantity and quality; community engagement and communication; and employee relations. With this combination of classroom training, out-of-industry executive meetings, the Managers Academy brings an advanced learning experience for high-level dairy farm and industry leaders. The full Managers Academy program flyer is available online at www.pdpw.org.
 
This training runs in partnership with the UW-School of Veterinary Medicine (UW-SVM) and will be crediting up to 12.5 CE credits. To learn more about this professional development training, hotel room block detail at the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley (closes Dec. 19), or to register, visit www.pdpw.org or contact PDPW at 1-800-947-7379. Registration is limited to the first 100 attendees.
 
Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) is the nation’s largest dairy producer-led, grassroots organization of its kind, focusing on education, networking and professional development to shares ideas, solutions, resources and experiences that help dairy producers succeed. 
 
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