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Our Sponsors

This is what commitment looks like.

These are the people and companies who support dairy farmers and continuous improvement for the dairy industry. They hold the dairy farmers in high regard. Many have walked with us year after year.

While we think these companies receive value for their sponsorship dollar (interacting with the best-of-the-best dairy producers), we know that they support us in principle as well. They believe in producer leadership, and they place high value on lifelong education for those involved in the dairy industry.

We deeply respect their commitment to us. It is by this partnership that we continue to build a strong industry filled with capable professionals.

If you interact with any of these companies, please thank them for supporting PDPW.


Compeer Financial

We support PDPW because of their commitment to moving the dairy industry forward, being a powerful ‘voice’ and providing all dairy farmers with educational opportunities and more. At Compeer Financial, supporting dairy farmers is a big part of what we do, partnering together to develop financial strategies that meet their goals.  Ultimately, our success depends on their success.  And PDPW plays an important role in helping to cultivate that knowledge and success.     – Steve Schwoerer, Senior Dairy Lending Specialist


Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

PDPW provides cutting-edge educational seminars and distributes critical information about the most up to date technology to dairy producers and veterinarians across Wisconsin.  Boehringer Ingelheim is proud to partner with PDPW because we believe in the mission of PDPW: to promote healthy, profitable milk production.  Boehringer Ingelheim is committed to supporting community organizations that educate consumers and dairy producers about the importance of solid management practices and the use of quality animal health products to improve the production of healthy meat and milk.  PDPW is stellar example of such an organization and we are very proud to be a Mission sponsor.   – Tom Heiman, Senior Territory Manager

Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin

The Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin builds awareness of Wisconsin-produced dairy products by creating national publicity, managing digital advertising, and driving sales, distribution and trial through retail and foodservice promotions. It also supports in-school education about the benefits of dairy and funding for the UW Center for Dairy Research.  This organization exists to be tireless advocates, marketers and promoters for Wisconsin dairy farmers and to drive demand for Wisconsin dairy products. – Chad Vincent, CEO

Focus on Energy

Agriculture energy expenditures in Wisconsin amount to roughly $681.4 million each year. Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s statewide utility program, aims to help farmers save money and use energy more efficiently while maintaining a modern, safe operation. Being a third party resource to Wisconsin’s agricultural community through organizations such as the PDPW, Focus on Energy is able to provide an unbiased source of information to help agribusinesses understand their farm’s energy use, evaluate potential equipment upgrades, and prioritize energy efficiency. PDPW is committed to lifelong learning by continuing to support educating and improving environmental management practices for Wisconsin’s farming industry.    - Laura Dachel, Marketing Specialist

Land O' Lakes

Land O Lakes, Inc. is proud to be a founding Mission Sponsor of PDPW. As a farmer-owned cooperative, we share PDPW’s mission of advancing our industry to meet evolving customer and consumer needs – and ultimately help feed the growing global population. The educational and leadership opportunities provided by PDPW helps reinforce dairy farmers’ longstanding reputation as committed stewards of their land and animals, and trusted producers of the highest quality milk.     – Glenda Gehl, Master Dairy Advisor Program Director, Member Relations

Landmark Services Cooperative

Landmark Services Cooperative’s core purpose is to help farmers grow, which is why we invested in PDPW.  PDPW is a great organization, committed to education, designed for farmers and industry professionals.  We promote the ongoing development of a strong dairy industry and one that continues to provide a quality product for consumers and profits for producers.  The quality of programming is what caught our attention.  As a farmer-led organization, they’re second to none in the development of education and training.  The opportunity to partner with PDPW was a natural fit.  It was a quick decision and will make us both stronger.  What’s right for the producer is right for us.     – Ted Koehler, Dairy Technical Sales Manager


The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin is a rare, one-of-a-kind organization: farmer led, forward-thinking leaders who drive change through education for the betterment of dairy farmers, the food system and consumers. From ensuring food safety to your passion for cow care and respect for natural resources, PDPW helps dairy farmers not only stay in step with but also build trusted relationships with customers and consumers. As dairy’s professional development organization, PDPW is about helping enable continuous improvement at the farm-level. It’s not hard to want to support and get behind something like that, especially when our own roots are in dairy. Thank you for the opportunity to sponsor and serve you!     – Linda Wenck, Principal Director, Corporate Affairs & Social Responsibility

Mycogen Seeds

Mycogen Seeds’ partnership with PDPW is a natural fit as we are strong supporters of PDPW’s mission to provide ideas, tools and support for the advancement of the dairy industry. The progressive thinking PDPW membership works hard to produce high quality milk in a safe, sustainable way. Mycogen Seeds is relentlessly dedicated to helping producers find new opportunities to maximize production on their dairy operation with high-quality silage hybrids proven to provide better digestibility and increased milk production. We work better when we work together.  — Rachael Christiansen, Forages Marketing Leader

Professional Dairy Producers Foundation

The Professional Dairy Producers Foundation is a mission sponsor of PDPW because we believe that education is the key to healthy and vibrant dairy communities.  PDPW fulfills that promise by providing programs that are consistent with the Foundation strategic vision of a professional, proactive and prepared dairy community.  PDPW is the perfect platform for the Foundation to focus support in these key areas: raising up the next generation of the dairy community and maintaining public trust in dairy’s people and products.   – Deb Reinhart, Executive Director

Zinpro Performance Minerals

Zinpro Corporation supports PDPW as a mission sponsor because the PDPW is a dairy producer driven organization that values education as a way to grow the dairy industry and improve the lives of dairy producers, their employees and the animals that they care for.  Zinpro has a continuing commitment to providing scientifically researched products and solutions to improve the performance of livestock by improving their health and productivity.   By supporting PDPWs mission, Zinpro helps to insure a vibrant dairy industry to help to feed the world’s growing population in a more efficient and environmentally friendly manner.     - Floyd Sutton, Key Account Manager





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