Programs & Events
Building an Effective Community Outreach Plan (Exclusive to Farmers Only)
June 16, 2015; 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Juneau, Wisconsin
LEARN HOW TO TELL YOUR FARM'S STORY.
Want to build your farm's positive reputation in the community? That only happens with intentional action. So don't miss "Building an Effective Community Outreach Plan," specialized training offered Tuesday, June 16 from 8:30AM-5:00PM at the PDPW headquarters at 820 N. Main St., Juneau, Wis. Learn the tactics that are part of effective community outreach, and how to assemble them into a doable plan that protects and enhances your farm's reputation. In this one-day session, you will learn:
- What does my farm do really well, and how can we make that known in the community?
- What are the "key messages" for my farm?
- Which tools or activities are best for engaging the public?
- Who are my partners in telling my farm's story?
- Which engagement activities have worked for other farms?
- How do I measure success?
You'll leave this session armed with a proactive outreach plan for your dairy, including the key audiences, messages, activities, timing and expenses necessary to tell your farm's story. Due to limited space, pre-registration is required.
This module is Part 4 in PDPW’s Dairy’s Visible Voice training. Dairy’s Visible Voice is designed to enhance leadership skills in the dairy industry through improved communication. For additional information on Dairy’s Visible Voice, contact PDPW at email@example.com.
THIS TRAINING IS DESIGNED AND OFFERED EXUSIVELY FOR FARMERS.
PDPW World Class Webinar - "The Growing Years: Calf and Heifer Management"
June 17, 2015 Noon - 1:00 PM CDT | Online
“The Growing Years: Calf and Heifer Management”
Wednesday, June 17 (register by June 10)
THE HEIFER: IS THIS DIET WORKING? – Pat Hoffman
Heifer growth responses are not immediate and heifers are reared in different housing types under diverse climatic conditions getting a sense of “is this diet working” and can be challenging at best. Yes, dairy heifers require more or less dietary energy or protein based on size, season of the year and housing type but also knowing how dietary NDF effects heifer dry matter intake and subsequently effects heifer energy intake is invaluable. This webinar will also discuss the hidden challenges of dairy heifer nutrition, such as how heifer pregnancy rate has a profound effect on formulating heifer diets. We’ll also take a bounce around limit feeding strategies, formulating heifer diets for dietary phosphorus and strategies to cut dietary energy to avoid over-conditioning.
** 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.
PDPW 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.
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