PDPW Dairy Wellbeing Workshops Scheduled for Feb 7 and 8 in Green Bay Demand for Transparency Increases Focus on Animal Care Practices of Dairy Farmers DAIRY NEWS – Dairy farmers, herd managers and industry professionals will gain new perspective on animal welfare issues like lameness, body condition scoring, and cull-cow management at the PDPW Dairy Wellbeing Workshop, presented by Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW). Two one-day sessions will be held on Wed., Feb 7, and Thurs., Feb. 8, both at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, Wis., from 8 a.m.
Are you protecting your farm? If you don’t protect it, who will? Be proactive and prepared – protect your dairy’s brand. In a NEW on-farm format, join fellow dairy farmers at Pagels Ponderosa Dairy in Kewaunee County or Boon Farms in Clark County. Why other farm owners and managers have attended: – Needed a go-to crisis plan, in case of an incident – Wanted to be confident, when working with the media – Had social media accounts, but didn’t have content and resources to manage – Always tried to
PDPW Hosts Educational Programming and Dairy Industry Meetings in December Food & Policy Summit, Transition Cow Workshop and Economic Trends Webinar on Tap for December DAIRY NEWS – From improving cow health and nutrition, to identifying industry-wide opportunities to build consumer trust, the Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) will be offering educational programs to dairy farmers and industry professionals this December. As a producer-led group, PDPW trainings and events bring dynamic education in a variety of mediums to help farmers and industry professionals stay at the forefront of issues impacting their
Applications for 2017 PDPW Mentor Program, Due November 10 College Students Matched with Dairy Producers to Provide Real-World Experiences in Dairy Industry DAIRY NEWS – College students considering a career in the dairy industry or dairy production are encouraged to apply for the 2017 PDPW Mentor Program, brought to you by Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW). The program provides a unique opportunity for students to gain on-the-ground experience on leading dairy farms and network with farmers and industry professionals. Applications are due by Nov. 10, 2017. Once received, students’ applications
Dairy Farmers Head East for Virginia Dairy and Creamery Tours Dr. David Kohl to Lead Tour of his Homestead Creamery DAIRY NEWS – The Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) announce their upcoming out-of-state dairy tour to provide 50 dairy farmers the opportunity to visit leading farms and Homestead Creamery across the Blue Ridge Mountains during the PDPW Dairy Tours – Virginia on Nov. 6-9, 2017. The event will begin on Monday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. with a Welcome Reception at the Holiday Inn Valley View, 3315 Ordway Dr NW,
Preventing Lameness Delivers Cow Health and Productivity Benefits to Dairy Farms “Hooves Are Made for Walking” Webinar Series from PDPW to Focus on Lameness Prevention Strategies DAIRY NEWS – Promoting good hoof health and preventing lameness on dairy farms requires a combination of management practices, on-farm protocols and facility design. A new, two-part webinar series presented by the Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) in October and November. The two sessions will highlight a number of practices and provide insights for dairy producers to implement lameness management action plans on their
It’s All About Calf Care Surpassing all levels of calf-care success. 6 Dynamic learning opportunities with 3 hands-on sessions. Register Now Calf Care Connection is designed for those who are responsible for the care of calves. With the latest research, this training will challenge even the most seasoned calf manager. This one day workshop is a great opportunity to fill up on research that will improve calf health. General Sessions: Get a step ahead of respiratory disease for stronger growth rates – Dr. Theresa Ollivett Take another look at starter
PDPW Announces 2017-2018 Educational Program & Event Calendar Nation’s Largest Dairy-Producer Led Educational Organization Provides Comprehensive Trainings to Support Producer Professionalism and Strengthen Dairy Industry DAIRY NEWS – More than 74 days of education, over 100 cutting-edge expert trainers, and thousands of dairy producer and industry professionals will come together for the 2017-18 educational year for Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW). The program year will include several well-known events, including the annual PDPW Business Conference, Managers Academy for Dairy Professionals™, and Agricultural Professional Partnerships® (APPs), as well new programming like