Programs & Events
| Online, Visit www.DairyAdvance.org
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 dairyadvance.org,
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 www.dairyadvance.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 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.
- 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.
PDPW Agricultural Professional Partnerships (APPs) Training for Non-Farm Professionals
July 25-27, 2017 | Madison, Wis.
Agricultural Professional Partnerships (APPs) is an on-farm training designed exclusively for "non-farm" professionals with limited on-farm experience.
The training will be held July 25-27, 2017, departing at 9 a.m. and returning at 5 p.m. to the Crowne Plaza Hotel - Madison, located at 4402 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53704. Transportation will be provided to and from each respective host farm.
Held on dairy farms throughout southern Wisconsin, our farmers open their barn doors to allow you a safe experience to explore their animal care practices, environmental stewardship techniques, employee management, and the economics of production agriculture.
Attendees will leave the training with:
- 20+ hours of hands-on, on-farm experience
- Enhanced knowledge of modern agriculture
- A comprehensive understanding of farm management practices and relevant acronyms
- Access to training resources and go-to experts
- Direct connection and relationship with host farm owners/managers
- Network of like-minded industry peers
Attendee registration includes on-farm experience, access to training experts and educational resources, lunch, snacks and refreshments each day, as well as the transportation to and from farm.
This training is offered in cooperation with Dairy AdvanCE and has been approved for up to 22.5 continuing education (CE) credits. Dairy AdvanCE is a continuing education accreditation provider for dairy producers and other dairy industry professionals. Learn more.
Enroll yourself or your team member today to better serve your dairy farm clients in a more meaningful, safe and knowledgeable manner.
PDPW World Class Webinars - Abating Weather-Related Stress in Dairy
July 26 & Sept. 27, 2017, Noon-1 p.m. |
PDPW brings you a 2-part World Class Webinars series: "Abating Weather-Related Stress in Dairy" with Dr. Geoffrey Dahl, of University of Florida on July 26, and with Dr. Geof Smith, of North Carolina State University on Sept. 27, 2017 from noon to 1 p.m. CT online.
- DRY COW COOLING: IT'S NOT ALL A VACATION: Wed., July 26, 2017, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. CST
- MINIMIZING THE EFFECTS OF WEATHER ON CALVES: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. CST
Following registration, attendees will receive registration verification by email with unique login instructions. 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 Dairy Dialogue Day Tour
Aug. 16, 2017 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Prairie du Sac, Wis.
Join the PDPW Dairy Dialogue Day tour Wed., Aug. 16, 2017. The tour will depart by chartered bus promptly at 9:30 a.m. and return at 3:30 p.m. from Compeer Financial (formerly Badgerland Financial), 1430 N. Ridge Dr., Prairie du Sac, WI 53578.
*Limited to the first 50 dairy farmer registrations.
This chartered bus tour, facilitated by Dr. Randy Shaver of UW-Madison, is designed to connect you directly with fellow dairy owners and managers. We'll visit 2 dairy farms in south-central Wisconsin: Wargo Acres (Carncross family, Lodi, Wis.) and Blue Star Dairy (Meinholz family, Middleton, Wis.)
Attend for new ideas and insights to achieve reproduction goals, optimize calf growth, develop quality genetics, manage high production, and explore different types of stall bedding and comfort.
This training is offered in cooperation with Dairy AdvanCE and has been approved for up to 4.0 continuing education (CE) credits. Dairy AdvanCE is a continuing education accreditation provider for dairy producers and other dairy industry professionals. Learn more.
For more information on the Dairy Dialogue Day Tour, call PDPW at 800-947-7379 or review the program flyer.
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.
This training is offered in cooperation with Dairy AdvanCE and has been approved for up to 16.0 continuing education (CE) credits. Dairy AdvanCE is a continuing education accreditation provider for dairy producers and other dairy industry professionals. Learn more.
To learn more on itinerary, policy guidelines, and registration, please contact PDPW Member Resource Manager, Julie Gabris, at 800-947-7379.
PDPW ACE On-the-Farm Twilight Meetings
Aug. 28, 29, 30, 31; 6:00-8:30 p.m. | Various, Wis.
ACE (Agricultural Community Engagement®) On-the-Farm Twilight Meetings are an opportunity to bring together local community leaders and dairy producers to learn together and discuss important issues. These meetings are brought to you by the Wisconsin Counties Association, Wisconsin Towns Association and the Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) and are open to the public.
Those attending an ACE On-the-Farm Twilight Meeting will be treated to a 60-minute tour of the hosting dairy, followed by open dialogue and ice cream. The discussion will provide a platform for open communication about issues important to our communities.
The meetings will begin with dairy tours at 6:00 p.m., and from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. ice cream will be served with discussion and open Q&A to follow.
Join us at one of the following dates and locations:
- Mon., Aug. 28: Brooks Farms, N1757 Cty. Rd. A, Waupaca, Wis.
- Tue., Aug. 29: Mar-Bec Dairy, W962 Cty. Rd. NN, Mondovi, Wis.
- Wed., Aug. 30: Cozy Nook Farm, S11W30780 Summit Ave./Hwy 18 (1.3 miles east of Hwy 83), Waukesha, Wis.
- Thu., Aug. 31: Ripp's Dairy Valley, LLC, 6626 Ripp Dr., Dane, Wis.
This will be an important opportunity for you to connect with Wisconsin dairy and livestock industries, listen to the viewpoints of community leaders, and elected officials. Previous ACE evenings have been insightful, engaging and extremely successful in boosting the learning curve for attendees.
For additional information or to talk to a PDPW team member, call 800-947-7379 or email email@example.com.
PDPW Financial Literacy for Dairy
Oct. 23-24, 2017 | Madison, Wis.
Join the inaugural class of PDPW Financial Literacy for Dairy starting this fall in Madison, Wis. This multi-session, multi-date training, led by esteemed dairy industry financial expert Dr. David Kohl, will provide dairy farmers and allied industry the knowledge base and financial acumen necessary to successfully and confidently make daily, annual and long-term strategic decisions in their dairy business.
Intimately familiar with the ins-and-outs of dairy and finance, Dr. Kohl will begin with an exploration of the foundation of financial literacy. He'll lay the groundwork by first covering goal setting, family finance and financial planning. He'll also navigate participants through the interpretation of standard financial documents, and calculate and evaluate cost of production for your dairy business.
Later in the training year, as literacy and confidence grows, Dr. Kohl will drill into a deeper level of financial understanding around topics of cash flow budgets, enterprise profitability, cost center tracking, key performance measures and ratios - and beyond.
Positioning you to succeed, PDPW Financial Literacy for Dairy is designed to increase your confidence and competency in critical financial management topics with like-minded peers of similar skill.
Limited to 30 attendees and with priority to dairy farmers, the training series includes four two-day sessions:
- Oct. 23-24, 2017
- Dec. 19-20, 2017
- Jan. 23-24, 2018
- Apr. 9-10, 2018
For more information, contact PDPW at 800-947-7379 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 PDPW Managers Academy for Dairy Professionals - Orlando, FL
January 16-18, 2018 | Orlando, Fla.
Save the date for the 2018 PDPW Managers Academy for Dairy Professionals - we're heading to the magical kingdom of Orlando, Florida! More information will be coming soon.
This long-standing, executive-level professional development training is designed for the most savvy dairy producers and other allied 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 Managers Academy? A special thank you to Progressive Dairyman for producing it. Check it out:
2018 PDPW Business Conference "Dairying to Thrive"
Mar. 14-15, 2018 | Madison, Wis.
Save the date for dairy’s premier educational event: the 2018 PDPW Business Conference is scheduled for March 14-15, 2018 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. The conference will feature on-point topics and dynamic educational sessions presented by world-renowned speakers. A producer committee of active dairy producers is currently working on the 2018 agenda, speaker line-up and entertainment showcase.
Count on the 2018 PDPW Business Conference to deliver:
- expert speakers and producer panelists
- powerful keynote sessions
- relevant specialty and breakout sessions
- smaller-group learning lounge sessions
- new research previews
- hands-on labs
Business Conference is where you’ll connect with a new idea, an old friend, a global perspective, the latest technology and a trusted resource.
Future Business Conference Dates:
- March 14-15, 2018
- March 13-14, 2019
- March 18-19, 2020
- March 17-18, 2021
- March 16-17, 2022
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.
For our farmers
Use the Virtual Trade Show as your go-to resource for information and solutions to your farming needs. Whether you're looking for the latest technology, the phone number of a company representative you met at the PDPW Business Conference Trade Show, or a list of a providers in a specific sector of the industry, this is your place to find it.
For our industry partners
Use the Virtual Trade Show as your company's storefront to the progressive and talented dairy-farmer base that is the membership of PDPW. Farmers look to the Virutal Trade Show for quick access to the most reputable and dedicated service and product providers in the industry. It takes just minutes to upload your sales team contact information, company profile and product, service and data pdfs. And then your prospects have all the details you want them to have so they can decide to choose you over your competitor.
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 email@example.com to register and receive your 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 a group of active dairy farmers, past board members and board advisors for their generous purchase of the original oil painting, which they purchased on behalf of Professional Dairy Producers. The painting hangs at 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1-800-947-7379.