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Pull up a chair and stay a while. The PDPW Dairy Blog offers the slow thinking that one needs to challenge a paradigm, strengthen a belief and shape a vision.

From your computer, table or phone, enjoy a compilation of slow-thinking and thoughtful reading that might change your world.

Keep kids safe, away from tractors

November 5, 2018, 3 minutes
By National Farm Medicine Center
Topic Category: Human Resources
Farm work consistently ranks among the deadliest of occupations in the United States. Tractors are responsible for more than 40 percent of unintentional farm-injury deaths of children younger than 15.

Little things make a big difference

November 5, 2018, 4 Minutes
By Gary Sipiorski, Dairy Development Manager, Vita Plus
Milk prices continue to challenge the operating costs of dairy farms. Sometimes wise economic and management decisions become lost in all the activities. It's important for key family members and employees to consistently gather in team meetings to discuss how each person can do their work a little better, to take care of things that are within control.

Leadership comes from heart

September 27, 2018
By Hank Wagner, Dairy producer & John Maxwell Team teacher, mentor, speaker and coach
Lleadership has everything to do with the heart condition. What we think or believe about others comes from deep within our hearts. If we truly care about other people, that will be apparent in the words we speak and the actions we choose. We can try our best to hide what’s in our hearts, but eventually what’s in there will be apparent.