Programs & Events
Hall of Ideas 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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register and receive your live-link to access your profile.
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 life time 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 collegiate-level students to partner with an active dairy producer in order to participate in an educational, hand-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 tailors to all the needs of the student and mentor. Students should gain an array of experiences including: business management, special project and hand-on farm experience.
For additional information regarding the Enhanced Internship, or to learn more about PDPW, feel free to contact PDPW at email@example.com or by phone at 1-800-947-7379.
Meet the New PDPW President
MEET THE NEW PDPW PRESIDENT
Keith York from Lake Geneva is the newly-elected president of the PDPW Board of Directors. PDPW board members are elected to three-year terms by you, the members. Here’s what Keith has to say about his new role:
“Member input is very important to keeping PDPW a grassroots, producer-led organization that helps dairy producers succeed. It’s very important that you share your opinions about what you need to be successful. I know from experience that it is not possible to be at every meeting. We all have businesses to run. For that reason, PDPW keeps its finger on the pulse of issues that impact dairy farmers, and we make sure that dairy farmers are present wherever our voices need to be heard.”
Read all of Keith’s letter to members by clicking here.
Dairy Obstetrics Workshop (Taught in Spanish)
August 19, 20 and 21 | Emerald, Nekoosa, Pickett, Wisconsin
Our Dairy Obstetrics workshop is being held August 19, 20, 21, and taught exclusively in Spanish. This hands-on workshop will be held on three exception farm sites located throughout Wisconsin. The focus of this one-day training will offer a show-and-tell and hands-on learning experience when working with the dairy cow.
Training Dates & Respective Farm Sites:
- Tuesday, August 19: Emerald Dairy, 1470 250th St., Emerald, Wis.
- Wednesday, August 20: Central Sands Dairy, N15927 County Road G, Nekoosa, Wis.
- Thursday, August 21 Rosendale Dairy, N8997 Cty Hwy. M, Pickett, Wis.
Expert Trainers and Workshop Sessions: 9:45AM - 4:00PM
OBSTETRICS CARE SESSION: Dr. Oscar Durante, DVM. Dr. Durante is a bilingual trainer dedicated to helping Hispanic workers become highly skilled and confident employees. Through his personable training style, Dr. Durante will focus on descriptive protocols for safe healthy calf deliveries, signs to watch for before, during and after birth and knowing when assistance is needed. He will also cover various birthing scenarios and hands-on calving training in the maternity pen.
FARM SAFETY SESSION: Yurany Ninco Sanchez, community outreach trainer with the National Farm Medicine Center will provide a culturally appropriate session about health and safety to your Hispanic dairy workers. Keeping OSHA standards in mind, Yurany will talk through protection steps for your Hispanic cow handlers from injury and accidents. Your employees' safety and the animal's safety are key to a productive and safe work environment.
DOWN COW DURING OR AFTER BIRTHING SESSION: Dr. Robert Leder, DVM. As a practicing veterinarian and with experience on the WVMA executive board and Large Animal Welfare Subcommittee, Dr. Leder provides an expert training on handling a variety of animal welfare topics. Topics will include the moving and handling of the down cow, reviewing basic principles to improve a down cow's outcome and reducing the potential unpleasant experiences that could come from a down cow scenario. Your Hispanic employees will have the opportunity to learn protocols for handling a down cow in a safe and humane manner.
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This certificated program will provide your employees with the ideas, solutions and resources needed to be efficient, safe and care for your animals with the highest standard when working in the maternity pen and in the general handing of your dairy animals. Click register to secure your Hispanic workers training seat today.
World Class Webinars - Cropping for Forage Rewards
August 27; Noon-1pm CDT | Online
Join PDPW World Class Webinar, with expert Dr. Dan Undersander, UW Ext. Professor/Agronomy to obtain the greatest rewards for your forage.
- Wednesday, August 27, 2014 (register by August 20): FALL SEEDING: STRATEGIES TO MAXIMIZE 2015 STANDS
The webinar will be presented live from noon – 1:00 p.m. CDT. If you have a date/time conflict, you can watch a fully recorded version at your leisure. You must be registered to receive a recorded session link.
PDPW’s World Class Webinars are open to all who are interested. For additional information regarding PDPW’s past or future webinar sessions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 800-947-7379.
ACE On-the-Farm Twilight Meetings
Aug 18, 26, 27, and 28 | Wisconsin's Dairyland
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. "This is a free, open-invitation to community leaders, elected officials, conservation officials, dairy and livestock producers and community members interested in learning from each other so Wisconsin communities continue to be green and vibrant," states Shelly Mayer, Executive Director of PDPW.
Those attending one of the ACE On-the-Farm Twilight Meetings 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.
August 18. Hank & Pam Wagner Family, Wagner Farms Inc.: N6928 County BB, Oconto Falls, Wis.
August 26. Meissner Families, Norm-E-Lane: W267 Panther Creek Rd., Chili, Wis.
August 27. Brian & Yogi Brown Family, Sunburst Dairy: 1003 County Road PB, Belleville, Wis.
August 28. Wolf Family, Sunset Farms: 6600 Sunset Dr., Allenton, 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.
Register your attendance by calling the Wisconsin Towns Association at (715)526-3157 or email email@example.com. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Calf Care Workshop (Taught in Spanish)
August 26, 27, and 28 | Chili, Belleville, Allenton, Wisconsin
Our Calf Care workshop is being held August 26, 27, and 28, and taught exclusively in Spanish. This hands-on workshop will be held on three exception farm sites located throughout Wisconsin. The focus of this one-day training is on the calf's first two weeks of life, as well as the calf handler's safety and efficiency.
Training Dates & Respective Farm Sites:
- Tuesday, August 26: Norm-E-Lane, W267 Panther Creek Rd., Chili, Wis.
- Wednesday, August 27: Sunburst Dairy, 1003 County Road PB, Belleville, Wis.
- Thursday, August 28: Sunset Farms, 6600 Sunset Dr., Allenton, Wis.
Expert Trainers and Workshop Sessions: 9:45AM - 4:00PM
CALF CARE FOR THE CRITICAL TWO WEEKS SESSION: Dr. Oscar Durante, DVM. Dr. Durante is a bilingual trainer dedicated to helping Hispanic workers become highly skilled and confident employees. Through his personable training style, Dr. Durante will focus on helping attendees understand the "how" and the "why" of first-rate calf care. Your employees will specifically discuss newborn protocols, when and how much to feed calves, tube and bottle feeding, administering vaccines, signs and symptoms to look for, proper safety around the birthing cow, animal handling, and ensuring food quality, among other important obstetric topics on your dairy farm.
FARM SAFETY SESSION: Yurany Ninco Sanchez, community outreach trainer with the National Farm Medicine Center will provide a culturally appropriate session about health and safety to your Hispanic dairy workers. Yurany will focus on protecting your Hispanic calf care handlers from injury and accidents on your dairy farm, by the standards set by OSHA. Discussion will lend itself to topics including zoonosis exposures, electrical safety, and hazardous communication including noise, personal protective equipment, chemicals, heat/cold stress, and animal handling.
HANDLING THE DOWN COW SESSION: Dr. Robert Leder, DVM. As a practicing veterinarian and with experience on the WVMA executive board and Large Animal Welfare Subcommittee, Dr. Leder provides an expert training on handling a variety of animal welfare topics. Topics will include euthanasia, transporting and carrying a newborn calf in a safe manner for both the calf and calf handler, and he will focus on shortening a potential downer cows dangerous experience.
Sign Up Today!
This certificated program will provide your employees with the ideas, solutions and resources needed to be efficient, safe and care for your animals with the highest standard. Click register to secure your Hispanic workers training seat today.
2015 Youth Leadership Derby™ Survey
PDPW's Youth Leadership Derby™ is raising the next generation of qualified and enthusiastic professionals - farmers, allied industry, community leaders and beyond! The next generation is critical to our industry and community's long-term success and sustainability.
The 24-hour lock-in is a traveling two-day educational program for youth ages 14-18. Whether your high school student is interested in production ag, life sciences, medicine, or bio-chemistry, this leadership development experience will provide your future leaders with the confidence, skill-set and hands-on learning needed for exceptional success in high school, college and future career aspirations.
Can't see the Survey? No worries, click HERE.
The 2015 Youth Leadership Derby will be developed in the coming months. Additional location, date, program content and expert trainers will be defined in the Fall of 2014.
Future PDPW Business Conference Dates
| Madison, Wisconsin
Have you attended PDPW Business Conference in the past? Thinking about attending in the future? Take the opportunity to be exposed to your industry's leading experts and most demanded motivational speakers. Make connections and realize the greatest innovations our industry has to offer. Take all of your learnings back to your farm to increase efficiencies and overall profitability.
PDPW's premier educational event is the place to share best practices, build relationships with your peers and continue to grow your farms professional portfolio. You won't be disappointed.
- March 18 & 19, 2015
- March 16 & 17, 2016
- March 15 & 16, 2017
- March 14 & 15, 2018
Additional information and detail on the 2015 PDPW Business Conference event will be available in the fall of 2014.