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2020-21 PDPW Financial Literacy for Dairy

Join the 2020-21 PDPW Financial Literacy for Dairy training series this fall and winter, held at PDPW Headquarters in Juneau, Wis. The multi-level, multi-session financial development program is designed to provide dairy farmers, veterinarians, nutritionists, and other agribusiness professionals a solid financial understanding and foundation and then stretch their thinking beyond current comfort zones.

Date / Time
Varies by Level
Location
Juneau, Wis.
Price
Varies by Level

Description

Join the 2020-21 PDPW Financial Literacy for Dairy training series this fall and winter, held at PDPW Headquarters in Juneau, Wis. The multi-level, multi-session financial development program is designed to provide dairy farmers, veterinarians, nutritionists, and other agribusiness professionals a solid financial understanding and foundation and then stretch their thinking to far broader concepts.

Level 1 & 2 sessions will be trained by renowned dairy-financial experts Gary Sipiorski, agricultural business and financial consultant, and Dr. Kevin Bernhardt, Professor of Agribusiness at UW-Platteville. The Level 3 session will be trained by Dick Wittman of Wittman Consulting and TEPAP Ag Executive Program faculty.


Space is limited to 30 attendees per level and pre-assessment is required to complete registration. For additional information please call PDPW at 800-947-7379 or email us at mail@pdpw.org. Follow along digitally in advance of and during the event by following @dairyPDPW and using #PDPWFinancialLiteracy on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Registered attendees will complete an online placement test to be properly placed into Level 1, 2 or 3; you'll receive notification of your level placement immediately upon submission.


Training Levels

LEVEL 1
4 total days of training in 2 sessions

  • Begins Nov. 11-12, 2020
  • Concludes Dec. 9-10, 2020

LEVEL 2
6 total days of training in 3 sessions

  • Begins Jan. 13-14, 2021
  • Reconvenes Feb. 10-11, 2021
  • Concludes Mar. 3-4, 2021

LEVEL 3
2 total days of training in 1 session

  • Held Mar. 24-25, 2021

Training Agenda Per Day
Day 1: 9 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. training start, 8 p.m. training concludes
Day 2: 8 a.m. training resumes, 4 p.m. concludes



Training Cost

An online placement test will determine which level you place into. An initial registration fee of $650/PDPW member or $775/non-member is required for placement; this fee covers the cost for all Level 1 participants. 

PDPW Member Rate:
Level 1: $650 (No additional cost)
Level 2: $850* ($650 initial reg. + $200 L2 reg. cost)
Level 3: $700* ($650 initial reg. + $50 L3 reg. cost)
 
Non-Member Rate:
Level 1: $775 (No additional cost)
Level 2: $975* ($775 initial reg. + $200 L2 reg. cost)
Level 3: $825* ($775 initial reg. + $50 L3 reg. cost)

*For all levels, a down payment of $650/$775 (member/non-member rates) will be processed during initial registration. If entering in Level 2 or 3, the remainder of registration cost will be processed upon finalizing registration. For questions, call PDPW at 800-947-7379.


Count On Us

New this year to Financial Literacy is the “Count On Us,” program, designed to build partnerships to improve financial reporting and understanding of profitability for dairy operations. PDPW has developed a list of lenders, financial institutions, and consultants who are willing to provide partial scholarships to dairy producers who participate in the PDPW Financial Literacy for Dairy program. Class attendees will pay the training program fee to PDPW upon registration, then consult with their “Count On Us” partners to determine the scholarship amount. 

Count On Us Partners:
Ag Consulting Team                                             
Bank of Brodhead           
BMO Harris Bank                
Citizens State Bank of Loyal   
Compeer Financial             
Dairy Business Consulting, Inc
DMB Community Bank - DeForest
Farmers & Merchants Union Bank
Investors Community Bank
Rabo AgriFinance

Meeting Locations

PDPW Headquarters
820 N. Main St.,
Juneau, WI 53039
(north of the water tower)

Hotel Recommendations:
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites ($$$) - 920-392-7900; 311 Seippel Blvd., Beaver Dam, Wis. 53916
- AmericInn Lodge & Suites ($$) - 855-214-4563; 325 Seippel Blvd., Beaver Dam, WI 53916
- Super 8 By Wyndham ($$) - 920-887-8880; 711 Park Ave., Beaver Dam, WI 53916
 

Training Sessions

This training is accredited and approved for continuing education (CE) credits in the amount of:
  • Level 1: Up to 32.0 CEs in Dairy AdvanCE (DACE)
  • Level 2: Up to 48.0 CEs in Dairy AdvanCE (DACE)
  • Level 3: Up to 16.0 CEs in Dairy AdvanCE (DACE)
To learn more or secure CE credits, visit www.DairyAdvance.org.

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