2017 PDPW Business Conference


25 Years PDPW Business Conference

Dairy's professional development organization

Join fellow dairy men, women and other industry professionals for the 2017 PDPW Business Conference: "Mission Driven" Wednesday and Thursday, March 15-16, 2017, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. 

Since Professional Dairy Producers' (PDPW) inception 25 years ago, PDPW's purpose has been to help dairy farmers and industry leaders reach their goals, realize their dreams and succeed in dairy.
The 1,600+ anticipated like-minded dairy attendees in pursuit of professional development and continuous improvement as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of PDPW, honoring past, present and future.
In addition to the celebration, the Conference will feature cutting-edge topics from world-renowned speakers presenting dynamic educational sessions.

2017 PDPW Business Conference Highlights:

  • 74 expert speakers & producer panelists
  • 61 individual education sessions
    • 4 Keynote Sessions
    • 25 Specialty & Breakout Sessions
    • 15 Learning Lounge Sessions
    • 12 NEW Research Previews
    • 5 Hands-On Labs

Connect with a new idea, an old friend, a global perspective, the latest technology, and a trusted resource, setting the stage for the next 25 years of dairy business success at the 2017 PDPW Business Conference.

Your full 2017 Program Flyer

What Farmers Say:

  • Brian Forrest
    "With all the vendors at the Business Conference, it's like a mini World Dairy Expo."
    - Brian Forrest, Maple Ridge Dairy, Dairy Farmer, Stratford, Wis.

  • Jay Binversie
    "I really enjoy the smaller meetings and the break-out sessions at the Business Conference where farmers interact and share ideas."
    - Jay Binversie, Robinway Dairy, Dairy Farmer, Kiel, Wis.

  • Ken Feltz
    "The Business Conference is a big deal. The educational events cover all of dairying. It's about more than just managing cows - you get information on industry regulations, employee management, legislation, and all kinds of different topics."
    - Ken Feltz, Feltz Family Farms, Dairy Farmer, Stevens Point, Wis.

  • Mark Ulness
    "When we attend PDPW sessions we find that the take-home messages are the same, regardless of how big your farm is. From nutrition benchmarks to employee management and cow comfort, we can apply all these concepts to our farm to be more progressive."
    - Mark Ulness, Ragnar Holsteins, Dairy Farmer, Valders, Wis.

  • Paul Lippart
    "Go to the Business Conference. It's fun, and there's no way you could go and not take something away from it."
    - Paul Lippart, Grass-Ridge Dairy, Dairy Farmer, Pittsville, Wis.

CEUs Available

Select education sessions for the 2017 PDPW Business Conference have been approved for continuing education units (CEUs) with the following accredited providers: American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS), Certified Crop Advisor (CCA), Dairy AdvanCE (DACE), and University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine (UW-SVM).
Dairy AdvanCE

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