Programs & Events

2018 Water Matters Tour

June 26, 2018; 9:30 a.m. - 3: 30 p.m. | Verona, Wis.

Join us for the 2018 Water Matters Tour, brought to you in partnership with PDPW and UW Discovery Farms.  The chartered bus tour will kick-off at the Verona Park & Ride, Old Co Rd Pb, Verona, WI 53593 on Tue., June 26, 2018, departing at 9:30 a.m. and returning at 3:30 p.m.

  • Verona Park and Ride - US 18/151 to Verona Exit 81, head south on old PB or eastbound exit 79, head north on Old PB. Park in west side lot (consider exit 77 and follow detour, if exit 79 is closed do to road construction).

Together, with community members, dairy producers, consumers and local elected officials, learn how we work together to keep our water safe and accessible.  Join for tours, discussions, solutions and answers to your water quality questions.

Registration cost of $30/person includes bus travel, snacks, refreshments and lunch.  Be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

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 information or to register, call 800-947-7379 or email mail@pdpw.org.

PDPW Wisconsin Dairy Tours

July 17, 2018 | Marshfield & Eau Claire, Wis.

Join the PDPW Wisconsin Dairy Tours on Tue., July 17, 2018 to connect directly with fellow dairy owners and managers of diverse dairy businesses and focus on ideas, systems and technologies that create efficiencies.  We'll visit two dairies in northwest Wisconsin, including Son-Bow Farms of Spring Valley and Alfalawn Farm of Menomonie. 

All attendees will board the chartered bus from one of two pick-up locations:

  • Marshfield (Bus A): 7:45 a.m. pick-up and returns at 5:45 p.m. (Park & Ride 70-01, near Kwik Trip, S. Draxler Dr., Marshfield, WI 54449)
  • Eau Claire (Bus B): 9:45 a.m. pick-up and returns at 3:45 p.m. (WisDOT Park & Ride 18-01, Texaco Dr., Eau Claire, WI 54703)

Registration of $70/attendee includes transportation, guided tours, lunch and refreshments throughout the day and is limited to the first 50 attendees with priority given to dairy farmers.

This training is offered in cooperation with Dairy AdvanCE and has been approved for up to 3.75 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 PDPW Dairy Tours, call PDPW at 800-947-7379.

PDPW APPs Training for Non-Farm Professionals (July 2018)

July 24-26, 2018 | Madison, Wis.

Join PDPW's Agricultural Professional Partnerships® (APPs) training, July 24-26, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This training is designed exclusively for food system and allied industry professionals with limited farm background and experience.
 
Training Parking Site: Crowne Plaza Hotel, at 4402 E. Washington Ave., Madison, Wis.
 
Attendees will travel to three unique dairy farms and hear from the farm owners and managers, as well as meet other on-farm experts. You'll explore dairy cow health and animal-care practices, environmental stewardship techniques, employee management, economics of production agriculture, dairy business financial management and beyond.

APPs participants will leave the training with:

  • A hands-on, on-farm experience
  • An enhanced knowledge of modern agriculture
  • A comprehensive understanding of farm-management practices
  • Access to training resources and industry experts
  • Relationships with host farm owners and managers
  • Direct connections with a network of like-minded industry peers

Attendee registration of $1,000/PDPW member and $1,500/non-member includes educational resources, lunch, snacks and refreshments each day, as well as the transportation to and from farm.  Enroll yourself or your team member today to better serve your dairy farm clients by increasing your professional credibility, knowledge and understanding of a modern dairy business.

To learn more about the PDPW APPs training, call 800-947-7379 or email Amy Bonomie at abonomie@pdpw.org.

2018 PDPW ACE On-the-Farm Twilight Meetings

Aug. 27-30, 2018; 6:00-8:30 p.m. | Mt. Horeb, Athens, Sturgeon Bay & Markesan, Wis.

The free, open to the public 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. 27: Kellercrest Holsteins, 1141 County Highway JG South, Mt. Horeb, WI 53572
  • Tue., Aug. 28: Miltrim Farms, 1715 W Townline Rd., Athens, WI 54411
  • Wed., Aug. 29: Brey Cycle Farm LLC, 2139 County Road O, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
  • Thu., Aug. 30: Double S Dairy, N3447 Marshview Rd., Markesan, WI 53946

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.

There is no registration cost and the events are open to the public.  For additional information or to talk to a PDPW team member, call 800-947-7379 or email mail@pdpw.org.

Class of 2019 - PDPW Financial Literacy for Dairy (Waiting List)

Starting Fall 2018 | TBD

Managing a dairy business means knowing as much about the financial books as knowing about the cows.  Open to farmers and industry, reserve your seat for the upcoming Class of 2019 PDPW Financial Literacy for Dairy series by joining this waiting list.

This series is presented through multiple sessions from fall 2018 through spring of 2019.  This is your chance to learn, study and practice throughout the series.  The ojective is to learn at new levels, but also to apply what you're learning in your business.

PDPW will release the training location, trainers and offer registration to those on this waiting list first, then release to membership, and open to the public for enrollment.

In this 2018-19 series, level one and level two will be offered and students placed via assessment.  Space is limited to 30 attendees per level.  Additional information will be made available this summer.

2019 PDPW Managers Academy for Dairy Professionals

Jan. 15-17, 2019 | TBD

The 2019 Managers Academy for Dairy Professionals is set for January 15-17, 2019. This executive-level three-day training brings together CEOs, dairy owners and managers, industry directors, processors, marketers and distributors.

Including both classroom and out-of-industry tours, attendees will grow their business and management acumen and raise the bar in the personal and professional development.

Tentative Agenda:

  • 8:00 a.m. - Training begins (Tue., Jan. 15)
  • 7:00 a.m. - 9 p.m. - Training Continues (Wed., Jan. 16)
  • 3:30 p.m. - Training concludes (Thu., Jan. 17)

*Travel and lodging are the responsibility of the attendee.

Host city and training site will be determined in the coming months by the PDPW producer committee.  Information will be released as it becomes available.  Registration will open in September 2018.

A special thank you for our 2018 PDPW Managers Academy partners:

  • Progressive Dairyman
  • Rabo AgriFinance
  • Zinpro

For additional information on the 2018 Managers Academy, or the coming 2019 PDPW Managers Academy, please call PDPW at 800-947-7379 or email at mail@pdpw.org.

Past Managers Academy Programs:

Future Managers Academy Dates:

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

2019 PDPW Business Conference Trade Show

Mar. 13-14, 2019 | Madison, Wis.

Have you secured your 2019 exhibit booth? Thinking about attending in the future? PDPW's premier educational event is the place to connect with dairy producers, share best practices, build relationships and grow your business. You won't be disappointed.

--->  Access the "Exhibitor Portal" for exhibitor information, 2019 show contract, floor map and remaining booth space availability. 

Future Business Conference Dates:

  • 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 online 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 Virtual 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 mail@pdpw.org to register and receive your link to access your profile.

PDPW Commemorative Painting "Faithfully Feeding the Future"

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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 is on display 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 mail@pdpw.org or by phone at 1-800-947-7379.

Dairy AdvanCE

| 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 mail@dairyadvance.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. 

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.

2017-18 PDPW Educational Program & Event Calendar

2017-18 | Dairy's Professional Development Organization

Our 2017-18 PDPW Educational Program & Event Calendar is established! We'll provide more than 74 days of education, over 100 expert speakers, and present 38 best-in-class trainings to thousands of our nation's dairy farmers! 

As dairy’s professional development organization, we reach our nation’s most forward-thinking, leading-edge dairy farmers:

  • 1,750+ farm entities
  • Thousands of dairy professionals
  • 39 states
  • 1.5+ million dairy cattle

A special thank you to our PDPW Mission, Corporate and Event Sponsors for ensuring adequate funding to build the best-in-class dairy education provided to our nation's dairy farmers.

National and event sponsorships are available.  To learn more about PDPW or to request our sponsorship guide, please contact Amy Bonomie at abonomie@pdpw.org or by phone at 800-947-7379.

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