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PDPW Dairy Insights Summit: Tough Issues Call for Informed Decisions

Nov. 29 program to address geopolitics, water, food security and safety, more
DAIRY NEWS – Top experts with experience in some of the most pressing challenges facing the future of dairy and food production will share their insights with industry professionals, farmers, educators, policy makers and regulators at the 2022 PDPW Dairy Insights Summit presented by Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW).  Attendees will explore topics impacting today’s food system, including the role of deglobalization and world events, the quantity and quality of our water supply, and the safety of our food system and infrastructure. In addition, labor and human-safety issues faced by Wisconsin’s potato industry will be highlighted to preemptively equip the dairy sector and share lessons learned.

The 2022 PDPW Dairy Insights Summit will be held Tues., Nov. 29, 2022, at the Sheraton Hotel in Madison, Wis.  Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. with sessions running until 4:45 p.m.

“When faced with a heavy agenda like what we face in today’s dairy and agriculture industries, being prepared is the answer,” said Cassandra Strupp, PDPW program manager. “We can make informed decisions when you have the right information, and the Dairy Insights Summit brings together all the experts in the same room — from FBI special agents to scientists, economists and our very own industry leaders—to share their ideas, insights, research and learnings.”
Here's what summit participants can expect:
  • Learn about the key geopolitical forces that are shaping global trade and market demands, and how they are expected to evolve and shift over the next five years. Session presented by Jacob Shapiro, partner and director of Geopolitical Analysis for Cognitive Investments (CI), and Dan Basse, economist and president of AgResource Company.
  • Hear about the labor, water, human and food safety challenges faced by the Wisconsin potato industry and the lessons that can be applied to dairy and other agricultural sectors in a discussion with Tamas Houlihan, executive director of the Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association.
  • Participate in a dialogue about the value of groundwater and how shortages are constraining economic productivity and impacting ecosystem health. Session presented by Dr. Maureen Muldoon, PhD, hydrogeologist at the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, and Brian Richter, president of Sustainable Waters.
  • Understand the technological advancements protecting our food system from physical, cyber and biological threats, as well as the vulnerabilities that still exist. Session presented by FBI special agents Scott Mahloch and Byron Franz.
Dairy’s Foundation (Professional Dairy Producers Foundation) is the event sponsor for the 2022 PDPW Dairy Insights Summit.
Learn more about the 2022 PDPW Dairy Insights Summit, including speaker information and available continuing-education units, and register your team today by visiting or contacting PDPW at 800-947-7379. A special government rate is available for those in the legislative sector and government agencies. Follow along digitally in advance of and during the event by following @dairyPDPW and using #mypdpw on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
Dairy Insights Summit is an accredited training and offers up to 5.25 Dairy AdvanCE continuing education units (CEUs) for each day. To learn more or secure credits, visit

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.