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2019 PDPW Business Conference Features Programming for all Dairy Farmers and Allied Industry

February 11, 2019
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Shelly Mayer
800-947-7379
mail@pdpw.org
 
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2019 PDPW Business Conference Features Programming for all Dairy Farmers and Allied Industry
Presenting 41 Speakers and 62 Educational Sessions, Mar. 13-14, 2019
 
DAIRY NEWS – Presented by Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW), join fellow dairy farmers, agribusiness and allied industries for dairy’s premier educational event, the 2019 PDPW Business Conference, held Mar. 13-14, 2019, at the Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis.
 
Seeking best-in-class education, attendees will have access to 62 educational sessions, 41 dynamic presenters, and six learning platforms – including inspirational and business keynotes, information-rich breakout sessions, interactive workshops in the Hands-on Hub, quick-pace Learning Lounges, and breaking-innovation from University Research at the PDPW Preview Stage, and the latest in hand-held technologies, mobile apps, and interactive innovations in the Dairy Technology Hub.
 
“The 2019 PDPW Business Conference was designed by a committee of fellow dairy farmers to capture the content and positive experience needed to help fellow dairy farmers remain focused and moving dairy forward,” said Shelly Mayer, Executive Director of PDPW and dairy farmer in Slinger, Wis.  “They didn’t disappoint; it’ll be one of their best and at a time they need it most.”
 
The Conference will again offer learning tracks – four key topic areas.  Tracks include 1) animal care and food safety, 2) business and finance, 3) human resources and management, and 4) social license.  This system will provide Conference attendees a way to customize their experience, as all our attendees’ businesses are unique in size, management practices, level of experience, and region of the country.
 
“The variety of sessions targeted to different learning styles and levels during the Business Conference is extremely valuable to our farm.  We each attend different sessions, then regroup and share what we’ve learned back at the farm,” said Brian Forrest, dairy farmer from Stratford, Wis.  “We can divide sessions with our herdsperson attending hands-on workshops focused on improving daily operations and cow and calf management while another team member is focusing on financial and business management, and I can focus on to the human resources, business strategy and leadership-focused sessions.” 

To learn more about the 2019 PDPW Business Conference details, learning platforms and tracks, or exhibitor and sponsorship details, visit PDPW.org/businessconference or contact PDPW at 800-947-7379.  Follow along digitally in advance of and during the event by following @dairyPDPW and using #PDPW2019 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) is the nation's largest dairy producer-led organization of its kind, focusing on producer professionalism, stakeholder engagement and unified outreach to share ideas, solutions, resources and experiences that help dairy producers succeed.
 
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January 21, 2019

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Shelly Mayer
800-947-7379
mail@pdpw.org
 
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Make Plans to Attend the 2019 PDPW Business Conference Mar. 13-14 in Madison, Wis.
Dairy’s Premier Educational Event Will Feature Best-in-Class Education and Networking
 
DAIRY NEWS – World-renowned speakers will present dynamic educational sessions and workshops at “Dairy Forward,” the 2019 PDPW Business Conference, presented by Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) on March 13-14 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis.  
 
The PDPW Business Conference has grown to be the premier educational event for the dairy industry, bringing together active dairy farmers and agribusiness professionals from across the country and globe. 
 
“Dairying is not just a job, it is our life’s work and often our family’s legacy,” said Shelly Mayer, Executive Director of PDPW and dairy farmer in Slinger, Wis.  “The 2019 PDPW Business Conference has been designed by dairy farmers to deliver the latest in education, innovations and solutions to help today’s dairy farmers succeed – and they exceeded expectations.”
 
Keynote speakers at the 2019 Conference will include:
  • Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus in the Agricultural and Applied Economics Department at Virginia Tech, President of AgriVisions, LLC, and part owner of Homestead Creamery in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • Scott Burrows, former Florida State University football player and top-ranked kick-boxing black-belt champion who was paralyzed in a car accident.  He is author of the best-selling book, Vision Mindset Grit.
  • Dr. Richard Pimentel, Vietnam War veteran, disability rights advocate, writer and comedian.  He has trained thousands of people on disability awareness and developing return-to-work models for injured and recently-disabled employees.
  • Jason Karszes, Senior Extension Associate with the PRO-DAIRY program at Cornell University, who coordinates the Cornell Dairy Executive Program to develop management skills for diary producers around the country.
  • Merril Hoge, former NFL running back and ESPN analyst, cancer survivor and author of the book, Find a Way: Three Words That Changed My Life. 
 
The 2019 program features sessions for every learning style, including eight specialty sessions, 26 breakout sessions, five keynote sessions, three Hands-On Hub sessions held five times, 15 Learning Lounges and five preview sessions highlighting the latest in university research.  A wide array of topics will be covered, including dairy production and health, business and finance, leadership and management, natural resources, human resources, food safety, consumer engagement and beyond.
 
The Conference also features the Hall of Ideas Equipment and Trade Show, which will include the industry’s best manufacturers, service providers and consultants. Dairy farmers can connect with the companies providing leading-edge innovations, technologies and products – all in one place.
 
Emcee of the Conference is Tom Thibodeau, one of PDPW’s most requested speakers, and one who brings passion, humor and captivating stories to the stage.  Award-winning band The Jimmys will provide entertainment following the conference banquet.
 
To learn more about the Conference and to register, visit www.pdpw.org or contact PDPW at 1-800-947-7379.  Follow along digitally in advance of and during the event by following @dairyPDPW and using #PDPW2019 or #DairyForward on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
 
Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) is the nation's largest dairy producer-led organization of its kind, focusing on producer professionalism, stakeholder engagement and unified outreach to share ideas, solutions, resources and experiences that help dairy producers succeed.
 
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