Programs & Events

Dairy AdvanCE

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Dairy AdvanCE™ is your new online, one-stop shop for professional development in the dairy industry.  Find vetted, high-quality dairy education and training programs, workshops and accredited CE opportunities on a wide range of topics including animal care, human resources, financial management, environmental stewardship and more. All available from trusted education providers, you can track your upcoming and completed trainings and report your continuing education through your official transcript at

PDPW developed Dairy AdvanCE so that farmers have easy access to education that will position their businesses and the dairy brand for success. We seek the utmost in quality from our third-party education providers in training submission content and speaker expertise with assurance of non-promotional content. 

While PDPW developed Dairy AdvanCE for farmers, anyone in the dairy industry can subscribe, including allied industry professionals such as veterinarians, nutritionists, technicians, field and sales representatives, as well as food system, legal and public service professionals.

Dairy AdvanCE is free for dairy farmers, farm managers and on-farm team members. For all others, there is a $50 annual subscription fee. To learn more or subscribe to Dairy AdvanCE visit, email, or call 800-947-7379.

PDPW World Class Webinars - "Weather: more than a guess"

Apr. 26, May 17, Jun 14, 2017; 12:00-1:00 p.m. CST | Online

Interested in how weather affects the growing seasons and markets? PDPW brings you a 3-part World Class Webinars series: "Weather: more than a guess" with Eric Snodgrass, the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also the co-founder of Global Weather and Climate Logistics, LLC., which recently merged with Agrible Inc., a precision farm management and predictive analytics company, where he serves as co-founder and senior atmospheric scientist. 

  • OUTLOOK ON SPRING: Wed., Apr. 26, 2017, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. CST
  • CORRELATING SEVERE WEATHER AND U.S. GRAIN MARKETS: Wed., May 17, 2017, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. CST
  • WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR SUMMER AND FALL: Wed., Jun. 14, 2017, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. CST

Following registration, attendees will receive registration verification by email with unique login instruction.  For more information on content please review the program flyer.  For additional tech support on how to login please call PDPW at 800-947-7379.

PDPW Financial Literacy

Coming Fall 2017 |

Coming this Fall 2017, we will pilot the inaugural PDPW Financial Literacy program.  The instructor, Dr. David Kohl, will cover topics from balance sheets, income statements, cash-flows and decision making to cash vs. accrual accounting, enterprise analysis and financial benchmarking.

This inaugural class will learn from the esteemed Dr. Kohl.  The program will allow you to grow in confidence and competency in critical financial management.

Students will engage in 3-4 face-to-face workshop sessions and two additional webinars over the course of the training program.  Additional information, incuding class dates, locations and other details will be made available this spring, once the inaugural class is defined and confirmed.

Registration is available for this inaugural class and covers 40 hours of classroom instruction.  Save your seat today.  For more information, please call 800-947-7379 or email

2017 PDPW International Dairy Tour: Ireland - SOLD OUT

Aug. 12-22, 2017 | Dublin, Ireland

The 2017 PDPW International Dairy Tour: Ireland -- is SOLD OUT.  Call PDPW at 800-947-7379 to learn more or join the waiting list.

Discover the serene countryside and Ireland's unique dairy industry on the 2017 PDPW International Dairy Tour: Ireland.  Join like-minded dairy farmers for the opportunity of a lifetime - enjoy the stunning landscape as you experience a country steeped in history and filled with charm, August 12-22, 2017. 

This program is open exclusively to dairy farmers and is set at a maximum capacity of 50 attendees.  Tour cost: $4,600/PDPW Member and $5,100/Non-Member.  The cost is based on two people sharing a hotel room.  For single-room rate, add $839.00.

The tour fee includes airfare, hotel accommodations (one night is in a castle), land transportation via motor coach bus, 7 technical visits (farms/research centers), 13 sightseeing ventures, 21 meals plus a fulltime tour guide.

To learn more on itinerary, policy guidelines, and registration, please contact PDPW Member Resource Manager, Julie Gabris, at 800-947-7379.

2018 PDPW Managers Academy for Dairy Professionals

January 16-18, 2018 | TBD, TBD

Save the date for the 2018 PDPW Managers Academy for Dairy Professionals.  This long-standing, execuitve-level professional development training is designed for the most savvy dairy producers and other allid dairy managers, owners and executives.  We will have more information to share mid-year on location and content focus.

Future Managers Academy Dates:

  • January 16-18, 2018
  • January 15-17, 2019
  • January 14-16, 2020

Did you see the recap from the 2017 Manager's Academy? A special thank you to Progressive Dairyman for producing:

2018 PDPW Business Conference "Dairying to Thrive"

Mar. 14-15, 2018 | Madison, Wis.

Save the date to join fellow dairy professionals, farmers and allied industry, for the 2018 PDPW Business Conference, March 14-15, 2018, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis.  PDPW's purpose is to help dairy farmers and industry leaders reach their goals, realize their dreams and succeed in dairy. To work towards this purpose, join the 1,700+ anticipated like-minded dairy minds in pursuit of professional development and continuous improvement.
This is the educational outlet for dairy. The Conference will feature cutting-edge topics from world-renowned speakers presenting dynamic educational sessions. We are currently working within the producer committee to set the 2018 agenda, speaker line-up and entertainment showcase.
Returning for the 2018 PDPW Business Conference :
- Expert speakers & producer panelists
- Dynamic individual education sessions, including:
   ... Keynote Sessions
   ... Specialty & Breakout Sessions
   ... Learning Lounge Sessions
   ... NEW Research Previews
   ... Hands-On Labs
Connect with a new idea, an old friend, a global perspective, the latest technology, and a trusted resource at the 2018 PDPW Business Conference.

PDPW Virtual Trade Show

Year-Round | Online

Your PDPW Virtual Trade Show is a year-round benefit to both dairy farmers and industry leaders throughout the United States.  This value-added onine resource can be viewed and updated throughout the year, and at any time.  

For our Farmers

Use the Virtual Trade Show as your go-to resource to secure information and solutions to your farming needs.  Whether you are looking for the latest technology, the phone number of a company representative you ran into at the PDPW Business Conference Trade Show, or a listing of a options in a specific sector of the industry, this is one-stop-shop to secure it.

For our Industry

Use the Virtual Trade Show as your company's window to PDPW's most progressive and talented farming community.  Farmers look to the Virutal Trade Show for quick access to the most reputable and dedicated in the industry.  Take 5 minutes to upload you sales team's contact information, company profile and product/data pdfs you would want your clientele to use in making their decision to choose you over your competator.  

Sign Me Up!  

If your company is interested in being a part of the PDPW Virtual Trade Show, please contact us at 800-947-7379 or send an email to to register and receive your live-link to access your profile.

PDPW Commemorative Painting "Faithfully Feeding the Future"


If you are interested in purchasing a painting, please call 800-947-7379 to place your order Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm.

Sizes and prices are as listed below:

  • Canvas – 30 X 22.5            $425
  • Canvas – 24 X 18              $325
  • Print – 30 X 22.5              $160
  • Print – 24 X 18                 $135
  • Print – 16 X 12                 $110

*Pricing includes shipping and handling.

Thank you to the generosity of a group of active dairy farmers and past board members and advisors to the board for their generous purchase of the original oil painting, which they purchased on behalf of Professional Dairy Producers and will be hung in the PDPW headquarters.

To see more about the painting live auction, visit us on Facebook to watch.

PDPW Enhanced Internship Program

Year-Round | Wisconsin

Are you interested in making a difference for a student interested in pursuing a profession in the dairy and food industries?  Or, are you a student looking for that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge onto a dairy farm?  Now's the time!

The purpose of this program is to provide a platform and resource for college-level students to partner with an active dairy producer in order to participate in an educational, hands-on, on-farm professional experience. This program is limited to those interested in pursuing a profession in the dairy and food industries.

The internships are designed to be a win-win experience for both the host farm and student. This program is tailored to the needs of both student and farm owner / manager. Students should gain an array of experiences including business management, hands-on farm experience and involvement in special projects.

For additional information regarding the Enhanced Internship or to learn more about PDPW contact PDPW at or by phone at 1-800-947-7379.

PDPW World Class Webinars Library

Open Access | Online

You asked for it. We delivered. Sign up for your online webinar session today online or call PDPW at 800-947-7379! 

PDPW has launched the PDPW World Class Webinars Library - a collection of the greatest online ideas, solutions, and resources, and from your industry's leading experts, brought to one place by PDPW. 

Topics include:
  • Business & Dairy Markets
  • Calf Care
  • Feed and Nutrition
  • Human Resources
  • Milk Quality
  • Special Edition Topics

Over the past 5 years, PDPW has executed online webinars that are made available for viewing at your convenience, as each session is recorded.  Never before available, the full library is now accessible for purchase. 

Please click on the "Webinar Library" button to review the 30+ webinars currently available, as well as make selection and purchase for your own personal viewing, or to use as a teaching tool at your next team meeting.

Note: All webinars are purchased on a per-computer basis, as each link is unique to the purchasing computer.

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