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

June 14, 2017; 12:00-1:00 p.m. CT | 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: Recorded Webinar (register to watch)
  • CORRELATING SEVERE WEATHER AND U.S. GRAIN MARKETS: Recorded Webinar (register to watch)
  • 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 Water Tours

June 21 & 22, 2017 | Marshfield & River Falls, Wis.

Join us for the 2017 PDPW Water Tours, brought to you as a partnership between PDPW and UW Discovery Farms. 

Together, with other local elected officials, dairy producers, citizens, neighbors and community leaders for tours, you'll have deep discussions, questions answered and solutions brought to the table.

Chartered Bus Tours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., June 21 & 22.

  • Day 1 (Wed., June 21): Wis. DOT Park & RIde 71-01, South Draxler Dr., Marshfield, Wis. 54449 (Exit 186)
    • Marshfield Wastewater Treatment Plant
    • Eron Agronomics
    • Mullins Cheese
  • Day 2 (Thur., June 22): Wis. DOT Park & Ride 53-03, 70th Ave, Roberts WI 54023 (just off HWY 65 N)
    • City of River Falls
    • Ellsworth Creamery
    • Dry Run Watershed

Registration includes bus travel, snacks, refreshments and lunch.

This training is offered in cooperation with Dairy AdvanCE and has been approved for up to 4.5 continuing education (CE) credits each respective day.  Dairy AdvanCE is a continuing education accreditation provider for dairy producers and other dairy industry professionals.  Learn more.

For additional questions or register by phone, call 800-947-7379 or email

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

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. 

Most people are two or more generations removed from a farm experience and many with farm experience are not aware of modern farming systems.  Yet many are employed in positions that require some knowledge of agricultural production techniques. It is important that people who have responsibilities related to agriculture understand current agricultural methods, issues and economics.

The 3-day on-farm training is open to professionals whose employment puts them in contact with farmers and others engaged in agriculture (e.g. sales, marketing, quality assurance, customer service, human resources departments and roles). 

The training will be held July 25-27, 2017, departing and returning 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.

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.

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, 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 Manager's 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 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 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.

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