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Online registration is now closed for the 2018 PDPW Business Conference.

Not to worry, on-site registration for one-day or two-day attendance is available at the Conference starting at 8:00 a.m. Mar. 14 and Mar. 15 at the Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall.

Call 800-947-7379 with any questions.

Dairy's Professional Development Organization

Save the date for dairy's premier educational event:
The 2018 PDPW Business Conference is scheduled for March 14-15, 2018 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis.

The 2018 Conference will feature on-point topics and dynamic educational sessions presented by world-renowned speakers. A producer committee of active dairy producers is currently working on the 2018 agenda, speaker line-up and entertainment showcase.

Count on the Conference to deliver:

  • Expert speakers and producer panelists
  • Powerful keynote sessions
  • Relevant specialty and breakout sessions
  • Small-group learning lounge sessions
  • New research previews
  • Hands-on labs

Business Conference is where you'll connect with a new idea, an old friend, a global perspective, the latest technology and a trusted resource.

Keynote Speakers

Welcome Dan Basse, Dr. Mike Boehlje, John O’Leary and Liz Murray to this year’s conference. Each of them will share their unique perspectives and personal experiences that make them a valuable inspiration. Their combined experiences, whether professional or personal, will offer insight and inspiration to your dairy business.

Conference Emcee & Keynote – Mark Tauscher

Mark Tauscher

If It Were Easy, Anyone Could Do It

Former Green Bay Packer Mark Tauscher knows what it’s like to overcome obstacles. A farm kid from Auburndale, Wisconsin, Tauscher realized at a young age that success only comes before work in the dictionary. He faced one of his first obstacles when he fell behind his fellow classmates in reading early in school. With a lot of hard work, determination, and a fantastic third grade teacher, the young Tauscher charged past his first block to become an independent reader and honor student. He went on to play for the Wisconsin Badgers as a walk on and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 7th round, where he soon found himself the starting right tackle his rookie year.

Get to know the farm kid whose sense of self, unique brand of humor and fortitude helped him succeed in the NFL for 11 years, earn a Super Bowl ring, and build a life that thrives far beyond the green turf. As emcee, he’s teaming up with PDPW to honor the men and women (all of you) who provide the dairy that make game time for Packer fans flavorful, memorable and world-renowned.


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