Programs & Events
Dairy's Visible Voice™ - Leadership Through Active Listening
September 24, 2014 | Baldwin, Wis.
The popular Dairy’s Visible Voice™ - Leadership development through effective communication is designed to enhance one’s leadership skills in the dairy industry through improved communication. The track “Leadership Through Active listening” is our focus for this session and a foundational skill for all forms of communication.
During this module, you’ll learn:
- Effective communication principles
- Asking vs. telling
- The power of a conversation opener
- How to uncover real motivations
- Skills to more effectively handle questions
- The value of practice
This training will be held September 24, 2014 from 8:30a.m. through 5:00p.m. at AgStar Financial Services, 540 Baldwin Plaza Drive, Baldwin, WI.
The PDPW Dairy's Visible Voice is an accredited training program with the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine (UW-SVM) and veterinarians may receive up to 8.7 CEUs.
For additional information on this training, or Dairy’s Visible Voice Communications trainings, please register online here or call 1-800-947-7379. Due to limited space, pre-registration is required. The registration fee covers expert training, classroom materials, lunch and refreshments throughout the training.
Dairy Technology Tours
October 14, 15, 16: 8:30am - 5:00pm | Janesville, Juneau, Onalaska, Wisconsin & Minnesota
PDPW Dairy Technology Tours will visit nine robotic milking farms in three different regions, departing at 8:30am and returning between 5:00pm each day. The farms will have up to eight robot units, featuring Lely and DeLaval models. Tour stops also will focus on other technologies, such as robotic feed pushers, auto calf feeders, heat technology and the latest technologies affecting the dairy industry.
During the tours, you will hear firsthand from dairy producers why they switched to new technology, how it has changed their operations and the technology’s impact on management, production and labor.
You can join the tour bus for just one day, two days or all three days. The tour buses will depart from a different location each day. Included in the tour is a full day of tour stops, networking with fellow dairy farmers and industry members, transportation, lunch and refreshments.
The tours are scheduled for October 15, 16 and 17, departing at 8:30 a.m. and returning daily at 5:00 p.m. Attend one day, two days or all three days:
- Tues., Oct.14: Busses board and return to Fleet Farm (2421 Old Humes Rd., Janesville, Wis.)
- Wed., Oct. 15: Busses board and return to PDPW Headquarters (820 N. Main St., Juneau, Wis.)
- Thur., Oct. 16: Buesses board and return to Stony Creek Inn (Kinney Coulee Rd., Onalaska, Wis.)
The PDPW Dairy Technology Tour is an accredited training program with the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine (UW-SVM) and veterinarians may receive up to 9.6 CEUs/day. The tours have also been pre-approved by ARPAS for up to 8 CEUs for all three days.
Calf Care Connection®
Oct. 28, 29, 30 | Arlington, Chilton, Marshfield, Wis.
Calf Care Connection® will provide calf managers and on-farm calf experts with information and a learning experience that you cannot find anywhere else. It is geared towards the on-the-ground calf manager who is responsible for developing every newborn heifer calf into a profitable cow.
A workshop geared towards all-things-calves, this hands-on workshop will cover housing considerations for calves and heifers, colostrum management and an exploration session under the hide of the calf. The Table Talk session will also provide down time for you and your peers to have facilitated conversations with seasoned calf managers during an interactive sharing session.
The one-day workshop will be offered on three separate days and locations from 9:30AM-4:15PM:
- October 28: Arlington Agricultural Research Station Public Events Bldg. N 695 Hopkins Rd., Arlington, Wis.
- October 29: Fox Valley Technical College - Chilton, 1200 E. Chestnut St., Chilton, Wis.
- October 30: Marshfield Agricultural Research Station, 2611 Yellowstone Dr., Marshfield, WIs.
Calf Care Connection runs in partnership with the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine (UW-SVM) and will be crediting up to 5.7 CE credits with this workshop; and in partnership with ARPAS will be crediting up to 4.0 CEUs.
Texas Dairy Tour
November 4-5, 2014; 7:30 a.m. | Amarillo, Texas
From canyons to cowboys, big spaces to big steaks, everything Texas is famous for is in the Texas Panhandle. This region, where the Southern Plains meets the desert, is the milk production capital of Texas. Between 2000 and 2012, the region saw a nearly tenfold increase in the number of dairy cows.
Today, the Texas Panhandle and eastern New Mexico milk shed is the third largest milk-producing area in the country. Tour with us as we examine how Texas Panhandle dairy farmers are harnessing ingenuity, innovation and technology to produce more milk with less environmental impact.
- Hilmar Cheese Company, Delhart, TX
- Avi-Lanche Jersey Ranch, Dalhart, TX
- Del Rio Dairy, Friona, TX
- High Plains Dairy, Friona, TX
- Dairy Fountain, Plainview, TX
Register online OR Complete the registration form and mail to: PDPW, 820 N. Main, Suite D, Juneau, WI 53039. by October 28, 2014.
Hotel Headquarters: Holiday Inn Amarillo West Medical Center (8231 West Amarillo BLVD., Amarillo, Texas 79124).
Rooms are held until October 20, 2014 at the reduced rate. Ask for: Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin block Rate: $109.00/night. Complimentary Shuttle to airport – 24 hours. Airport: Rick Husband Amarillo Intl. Airport (AMA) Registration. Call 806-322-4777 to secure your complimentary shuttle service.
Registration fee covers Tuesday evening’s reception, tour transportation, all tours plus breakfast, lunch and dinner both tour days. Registrants are responsible for their hotel accommodations and own transportation to and from Amarillo, Texas.
The PDPW Texas Dairy Tour is an accredited training program with the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine (UW-SVM) and veterinarians may receive up to 22.5 CEUs for both days. The program has also been pre-approved by ARPAS for up to 8 CEUs for both days.
World Class Webinars - Dan Basse, New Times for Dairying - Risks and Rewards
Sep, 17, Oct. 8, Nov. 12; Noon-1PM CDT | Online
Join PDPW World Class Webinar, with expert Dan Basse to experience his three-part series on "New Times for Dairying - Risks and Rewards". Mr. Basse is President of AgResource Company, a domestic and international agricultural research firm located in Chicago, which forecasts domestic and world agricultural price trends. He is an economist that has been in the commodity business since 1979. Raised on a dairy/grain farm in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Mr Basse has a keen sense of production agriculture.
- Wednesday, September 17, 2014 (register by September 10): THE NEW LANDSCAPE OF FEED COSTS FOR DAIRYMEN - HOW BEST TO PROTECT AND PROFIT INTO 2016
- Wednesday, October 8, 2014 (register by October 1): RISK AND OPPORTUNITIES AS THE EU LIBERALIZES TRADE IN A WORLD SEEKING GREATER SUPPLY
- Wednesday, November 12, 2014 (register by November 5): HOW LONG WILL GOOD TIMES LAST? THE MERGIN OF US DAIRY AND BEEF INDUSTRIES' PROFIT CYLCLES
The webinar will be presented live from Noon – 1:00 p.m. CDT. If you have a date/time conflict, you can watch a fully recorded version at your leisure. You must be registered to receive a recorded session link.
This webinar training is an accredited training program with ARPAS for 1 CEU/individual webinar sessions.
PDPW’s World Class Webinars are open to all who are interested. For additional information regarding PDPW’s past or future webinar sessions, please contact us at email@example.com or by phone at 800-947-7379.
Business Transition Workshop
Dec. 2, 3, 4, 2014; 9:30am - 4:30pm | Eau Claire, Green Bay, Madison, Wisconsin
Succession is more than just handing down the business. Transferring the ownership and management of the family business to the next generation is one of the most important issues farm families face.
This all-day workshop will help develop strategies and tactics to navigate the process of transferring ownership and management of the family business to the next generation with trainers George Twohig and Dr. Deb Houden.
The workshop will walk you through the business transition step by step. Dr. Houden will cover expectations, responsibilities and roles that need to be discussed and agreed upon for the farm to go on in the future. Then, attorney Twohig will teach you how to put the plan in motion covering liability, taxes and examples of effective business models.
The one-day Business Transition Workshop will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with three different dates and locations.
- Tuesday, Dec. 2: Sleep Inn & Suites Conference Ctr., 5872 33rd Ave., Eau Claire, Wis.
- Wednesday, Dec. 3: Radisson Hotel & Conference Ctr. Green Bay, 2040 Airport Rd., Green Bay, Wis.
- Thursday, Dec. 4: Crowne Plaza, 4402 E. Washington Ave., Madison, Wis.
For additional information, please contact our team at 800-947-7379 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hall of Ideas Virtual Trade Show
Year-Round | Online
Your PDPW Virtual Trade Show is a year-round benefit to both dairy farmers and industry leaders throughout the United States. This value-added onine resource can be viewed and updated throughout the year, and at any time.
For our Farmers
Use the Virtual Trade Show as your go-to resource to secure information and solutions to your farming needs. Whether you are looking for the latest technology, the phone number of a company representative you ran into at the PDPW Business Conference Trade Show, or a listing of a options in a specific sector of the industry, this is one-stop-shop to secure it.
For our Industry
Use the Virtual Trade Show as your company's window to PDPW's most progressive and talented farming community. Farmers look to the Virutal Trade Show for quick access to the most reputable and dedicated in the industry. Take 5 minutes to upload you sales team's contact information, company profile and product/data pdfs you would want your clientele to use in making their decision to choose you over your competator.
Sign Me Up!
If your company is interested in being a part of the PDPW Virtual Trade Show, please contact us at 800-947-7379 or send an email to email@example.com to register and receive your live-link to access your profile.
Enhanced Internship Program
Year-Round | Wisconsin
Are you interested in making a difference for a student interested in pursuing a profession in the dairy and food industries? Or, are you a student looking for that once in a life time opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge onto a dairy farm? Now's the time!
The purpose of this program is to provide a platform and resource for collegiate-level students to partner with an active dairy producer in order to participate in an educational, hand-on, on-farm professional experience. This program is limited to those interested in pursuing a profession in the dairy and food industries.
The internships are designed to be a win-win experience for both the host farm and student. This program tailors to all the needs of the student and mentor. Students should gain an array of experiences including: business management, special project and hand-on farm experience.
For additional information regarding the Enhanced Internship, or to learn more about PDPW, feel free to contact PDPW at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1-800-947-7379.
Managers Academy for Dairy Professionals™
January 13-15, 2015; 8:30am | Charlotte, North Carolina
Managers Academy for Dairy Professionals™ is an executive educational program developed for CEO's who are dairy owners, managers, industry directors, processors, marketers and distributors.
This year's Academy will be devoted to providing you the keys to hiring tough so you can manage easy. The secrets to creating and sustaining high-performance teams will be revealed. Join other progressive executives to break the mold of conventional leadership workshops and realign how you think and look at developing your team.
The program is an accredited training program with the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine (UW-SVM) and veterinarians may receive up to 22.7 CEUs.
The Hilton Charlotte University is offering a special rate of $139/night when you book by December 31, 2014, stating that you are with the Professional Dairy Producers group. Taxi service is available from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. It is recommended that you book early to reserve your room.Hilton Charlotte University 8629 JM Keynes Dr., Charlotte, NC 28262 704-547-7444
To plan your flight and additional travel needs, the program beings on January 13th at 8:30 a.m. and concludes on January 15th at 4:00 p.m. It is recommended that our attendees arrive the night before, in order to settle into your hotel accommodations in advance of the training start time.
Due to high demand and limited space, registration is limited to the first 100 registrants. Those interested in attending the 2015 Managers Academy for Dairy Professionals on January 13-15, 2014, are encouraged to sign up online at www.pdpw.org or call 800-947-7379. For additional information regarding PDPW programming, or to learn more about PDPW, contact PDPW at email@example.com.
In addition to our generous Mission and Corporate sponsors, thank you to our Managers Academy event sponsors: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., Cargill, Progressive Dairyman, and Zinpro Performance Minerals.
PDPW Hall of Ideas & Equipment Show
March 18-19, 2015 | Madison, Wis.
Have you secured your exhibit booth? Exhibitors, join PDPW during your premier national dairy event: 2015 PDPW Business Conference at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. on March 18-19, 2015.
Access to pre-qualified, progressive, active dairy farmers
Attendance anticipated at 1,500+, with 60% dairy farmer representation
Expanded exhibitor hall to increase engagement and more time with dairy farmers
Develop your knowledge during keynotes and educational sessions, elbow-to-elbow with your target audience - farmers!
Complimentary year-round access to PDPW Virtual Trade Show portal - update your newest product-line and services throughout the year!
Conference Theme: Connections
The 2015 PDPW Business Conference is on Wednesday and Thursday again this year.
The Hall of Ideas and Equipment Show will be held in Hall A, B & C of the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center.
As you plan, be creative! The PDPW Hall of Ideas has expanded space for you to demonstrate your products, showcase your solutions and meet with prospects. Think about how you can engage people and create interaction with our members.
BOOTH SET UP/TEAR DOWN
Move-In and Set-Up: Tuesday, March 17: 12:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m. and/or Wednesday, March 18: 6-9:00 a.m. Exhibits must be completely set up by 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Tear down begins at 4:00 p.m. after closing keynote and closing remarks
Exhibit area includes 8’ back drape, 3’ side drapes, 1 skirted 6' or 8’ table (whatever size you selected on your contract) and 2 chairs. The drapes will be black and white and the Hall of Ideas will be covered in black carpeting---including the exhibit areas!
Electrical and other equipment needs must be ordered directly through The Alliant Energy Center at http://service.alliantenergycenter.com/Default.aspx.
Complimentary wifi is a maximum speed of 256k, which is good for light internet surfing and checking emails. Exhibitors can order high speed internet connections online at www.alliantenergycenter.com if they want a stable internet connection.
EXTEND YOUR VISIBILITY - Virtual Hall of Ideas Trade Show
To view the site go to www.pdpw.org and click on the Virtual Hall of Ideas. The 2015 Hall of Ideas Virtual Trade Show will remain on the site until September 1, 2015, so producers can check out your products and service long after the conference concludes --- this is an added benefit to you – dairy’s preferred supplier. You can even update your information throughout the year!
NEW THIS YEAR
You can submit both your payment and Trade Show Contract online safely and securely by clicking: Online TS Contract. If you would prefer to complete a hard copy contract and submit a manual payment, click: Hard-Copy TS Contract tab above. Mail form to: PDPW, 820 N. Main St., Juneau, WI 53039. Or, email form to: mail @pdpw.org. Feel free to call with any questions at 800-947-7379.
Future PDPW Business Conference Dates
| Madison, Wisconsin
Have you attended PDPW Business Conference in the past? Thinking about attending in the future? Take the opportunity to be exposed to your industry's leading experts and most demanded motivational speakers. Make connections and realize the greatest innovations our industry has to offer. Take all of your learnings back to your farm to increase efficiencies and overall profitability.
PDPW's premier educational event is the place to share best practices, build relationships with your peers and continue to grow your farms professional portfolio. You won't be disappointed.
- March 18 & 19, 2015
- March 16 & 17, 2016
- March 15 & 16, 2017
- March 14 & 15, 2018
Additional information and detail on the 2015 PDPW Business Conference event will be available in the fall of 2014.