Programs & Events

PDPW Board of Director: 2016 Candidates

March 17, 2016 | Madison, Wis.

PDPW is a dairy producer-led organization—founded by producers, led by producers and serving producers. To stay connected with our grassroots vision, review and vote for the below canddiate options.  PDPW bylaws allow one vote per Dairy Farm membership.

PDPW’s Board of Directors has three available positions, and each PDPW dairy farm member may vote for up to three candidates.

Learn more about each of your candidates:

You can cast your ballot in one of two manners:

  1. Attend and submit at PDPW’s Business Conference, March 16-17, in Madison, Wis.
  2. Mail your marked ballot to PDPW. Must be postmarked by Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Mailing address: PDPW, 820 N. Main, Suite D, Juneau, WI 53039

 

All votes will be kept confidential and will be counted by the PDPW ballot clerks at the 2016 PDPW Business Conference. Ballots will also be available at the Business Conference. All votes must be cast by 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 17.  If you have questions about the process, candidates or your ballot, please call PDPW at 800-947-7379.

2016 PDPW Business Conference - Registration is Open

Mar. 16-17, 2016 | Madison, Wisconsin

The 2016 PDPW Business Conference, March 16-17, 2016 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. 2015 was an amazing year of success for this premier educational event.  We had a record breaking 1,600+ attendance, a sold-out trade show and the highest level of speaker talent and content depth to date.

Join the PDPW Business Conference  to connect with a new idea, an old friend, a global perspective, a preferred supplier, an inspiring attitude, a leading expert, the latest technology, and a trusted resource.

Dairy producers and other professionals who attend will hear from keynote speakers, engage in hands-on labs, choose from specialty sessions, and learning lounge presentations during the two-day conference. In addition, the Hall of Ideas & Equipment Show features the largest number of exhibitors in the Conference history.

2016 PDPW International Dairy Tour: New Zealand - SOLD OUT

Feb. 1-13, 2016 | Auckland, New Zealand

The 2016 PDPW International Dairy Tour: New Zealand is SOLD OUT.


Discover the breathtaking countryside and extraoridinary dairy sector on the 2016 PDPW International Dairy Tour: New Zealand.  Join PDPW for the opportunity of a lifetime - experience New Zealand's tourist attractions, and experience the culture and beauty of both New Zealand islands on February 1-13, 2016. 

Gather a breathtaking look at the country and the dairy sector - a sector that has traditionally been defined by its all-grass, low-cost production systems.  See firsthand why some New Zealand dairy farmers are modifying their businesses to capitalize on high global prices by shifting to higher input, higher-cost management systems.

For more detailed information regarding the itinerary, pricing and policy, please see the respective tab above/button below.  For all additional questions, please call our team at 800-947-7379.

2016 ACE Regional Meeting

Feb. 16, 17, 2016 | Eau Claire or Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

Come together at the 2016 ACE Regional Meeting with community leaders, elected officials, conservation officials and livestock producers who see agriculture as a vibrant part of Wisconsin’s landscape.  The meeting will be held in two locations:

  • Feb. 16, 2016: Holiday Inn Eau Claire South; 4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire, Wis.
  • Feb. 17, 2016: Kalahari Resort, Suite H, 1305 Kalahari Drive, Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

This meeting is part of the Agriculture Community Engagement® (ACE) partnership, a joint effort of the Wisconsin Towns Association, the Wisconsin Counties Association and Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW).

The meeting will behin at 9AM with registration and conclude at 3:45 with closing comments.  Please join to discuss tomorrow's solutions for a stronger Wisconsin.

To register for either ACE Region Meeting, call the Wisconsin Towns Association at (715) 526-3157 or complete and mail the attached the registration form on the brochure found on the Flyer tab.

Cornerstone Dairy Academy - Attendee Confirmation

March 15-16, 2016 | Madison, Wis.

This registration page is for selected Cornerstone Dairy Academy participants by invite only.

Congratulations for being selected to the Cornerstone Dairy Academy!   Get ready for a great experience.

Please confirm attendance, confirm hotel needs and pay the $100 registration fee through the "Register Now" link below or tab above.   We look forward to seeing you on March 15th!

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CORNERSTONE DAIRY ACADEMY™ will be held March 15 & 16 in conjunction with the 2016 Business Conference. Focusing on the training and development needs of farmers or other industry professionals needing to communicate, collaborate and lead more effectively, as well as, students pursuing dairy related careers and individuals wanting to retool because they are at a crossroads in their dairy career.

 

TWO DAYS.  TWO PROGRAMS.  UNLIMITED GROWTH POTENTIAL

CORNERSTONE DAIRY ACADEMY™ offers two different courses, each focusing on a different suite of communication and leadership skills.  Both programs culminate with putting concepts into practice while you network at the PDPW Business Conference.

 

 

Cornerstone Dairy's Academy is a product of PDPW and underwritten by Professional Dairy Producers Foundation.

 

Should you have additional questions, please contact PDPW at 800-947-7379 or mail@pdpw.org.

Cornerstone Dairy Academy

March 15-16, 2016 | Madison, Wis.

Registration Period is Closed for 2016!  We have received a record-breaking application seasone for the 2016 PDPW Cornerstone Dairy Academy, with representation from 16 states.  Applicants meeting the Jan. 30 deadline will be notified of their acceptance into the program by February 15, 2016.


 

CORNERSTONE DAIRY ACADEMY™ will be held March 15 & 16 in conjunction with the 2016 Business Conference. Focusing on the training and development needs of farmers or other industry professionals needing to communicate, collaborate and lead more effectively, as well as, students pursuing dairy related careers and individuals wanting to retool because they are at a crossroads in their dairy career.

 

Cornerstone Dairy Academy is a product of Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) and underwrtiten by the Professional Dairy Producers Foundation.  Should you have questions, please contact PDPW at 800-947-7379 or mail@pdpw.org

 

 

2016 PDPW Business Conference: Hall of Ideas & Equipment Show

Mar. 16-17, 2016 | Madison, Wisconsin

Don't be left behind - we're counting down the days to PDPW Business Conference.  Exhibitors, join PDPW during your premier national dairy event: 2016 PDPW Business Conference at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. on March 16-17, 2016.

 

WHY PDPW?

  • 2015 show was sold out with over 1,600 in attendance
  • Access to pre-qualified, progressive, active 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 OVERVIEW

  • Conference Theme: Inspire

  • The 2016 PDPW Business Conference is on Wednesday and Thursday again next 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 both in creative pre-marketing strategies as well as on-site at the Conference.

  • **New this year.  We will be using the New Holland Building for even more educational hands-on learning.  Be sure to check this out.

 

BOOTH SET UP/TEAR DOWN

Move-In and Set-Up: Tuesday, March 15: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and/or Wednesday, March 16: 6:00 - 8:00 a.m.  Exhibits must be completely set up by 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning.  Tear down begins only after 4:30 p.m., following closing keynote and closing remarks (no exceptions).

 

EXHIBIT DETAILS

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!

Booth shippment, electrical requirements and other equipment needs must be ordered directly through The Alliant Energy Center at http://service.alliantenergycenter.com/Default.aspx.  Booth number is not required to secure these items in advance of booth placement.

Complimentary wifi is a maximum speed of 512k, which is good for light internet surfing and checking emails.  There is now a second option, the user is asked to select either the complimentary WIFI, which is 512k or upgrade to a 1.5 meg. for $6/day.  If you choose the 1.5 meg., you can pay with credit card directly to the WIFI service provider.  Exhibitors can order high speed internet connections online at www.alliantenergycenter.com if you want a stable internet connection. Depending on the quality of user, those who only rely on their wirelss accessibility (no data plan) may have some connection issues if there are many similar users.

 

CONFERENCE APP

1. PDPW Business Conference has a convenient event app for you! Put the conference happenigns at your fingertips by downloading the app in 3 easy stps:

- Find and download the FREE "Crowd Compass Directory" app in your respective App Store (e.g. Google Play, App Store).  This will work for Apple and Android devices.

- In the Crowd Compass Directory, look for the "2016 PDPW Business Conference" event in the search field.  Click the event to download it.

- Enter the EVENT CODE: dairy16.

NOTE: for BlackBerry & Non-Smart phone devices, open your web browser and download the mobile app at: https://crowd.cc/pdpw16

 

EXTEND YOUR VISIBILITY - VIRTUAL TRADE SHOW

To view the site click on the Virtual Trade Show. The 2016 Hall of Ideas Virtual Trade Show will remain on the site until September 1, 2016, 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!

 

SEST YOURSELF APART FROM YOUR COMPETITION - CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIOPS

If you would like to take your engagement with the 2016 PDPW Business Conference to the next level and surpass your competition, contact Amy Bonomie at 800-947-7379 or abonomie@pdpw.org for further discussions.  All sponsorships are secured on a first-come-first-serve basis.

 

NEXT STEP

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.

2016 Youth Leadership Derby - SAVE THE DATE

April 16-17, 2016 | Brillion, Wisconsin

Set your high school students calendar to join PDPW Youth Leadership Derby for a two-day, overnight educational experience.  The program will run April 16-17, 2016 at the Brillion High School.  Students must be 15-18 years old.

This is a must-attend program as your child prepares for the next step in securing an education and career in the dairy industry.  Youth Leadership Derby has been designed to allow students to take a deep dive exploration in leadership, science & communication activities, while participating in dairy operation tours and hands-on breakout sessions that will benefit their future success in either an academic or work place environment.

Career-building opportunities include:

  • Keynote speakers

  • Communication & team building workshops

  • Industry networking

  • Interactive leadership activities

  • Industry tours

Students will network with both UW-Madison college students and industry leaders from around the country.

PDPW prides itself in developing exceptional educational experiences, securing expert speakers, and offering a networking opportunity that is unmatched by any other organization of this caliber.  

More information on keynote speakers, breakout sessions and tour specifics will be available soon.  If registering for a group, please REGISTER ONE ATTENDEE AT A TIME or contact Tracy Propst at 800-947-7379.  We need to make sure we have parental contact information and waivers for each attendee.  Thank you!

PDPW World Class Webinars: "Feed Quality to Ensure Production"

March, April, May, 2016 at Noon CST |

Join the PDPW World Class Webinars: "Feed Quality to Ensure Production" online platform to learn from three exceptionally talented feed experts: John Kappelman, Dr. Mike Hutjens, and Dr. Randy Shaver. Viewing the webinar live or watching a recording after, you will explore alternative feed strategies, weigh feed additive benefits, and discover new supply management strategies for your herd.

"Feed Quality to Ensure Production" Webinar Series: 12-1PM CST

  • Wed., Mar. 23 (reg. by Mar. 16) - IMPLEMENTING FEED STRATEGIES - PRESENTER: JOHN KAPPELMAN
  • Wed., Apr. 20 (reg. by Apr. 13) - FEED ADDITIVES ON TIGHT MARGINS - PRESENTER: DR. MIKE HUTJENS
  • Wed., May 18 (reg. by May 11) - MANAGING YOUR FEED INVENTORIES - PRESENTER: DR. RANDY SHAVER

Pre-registration is required in order to receive the verification email with login instruction.  For more information on content please review the program flyer.  For additional tech support, to login please call PDPW at 800-947.7379.

2017 Managers Academy for Dairy Professionals

Jan. 18-20, 2017 | TBD

With the success and sell out of the 2016 Managers Academy for Dairy Professionals, PDPW is announcing the 2017 Managers Academy meeting in advance.  Save the date for January 18-20, 2017.

More information and registration will be made available this spring.  Thank you for believing in dairy's professional development and your Professional Dairy Producers organization.

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.

Future Dates:

  • March 16 & 17, 2016
  • March 15 & 16, 2017
  • March 14 & 15, 2018
  • March 13 & 14, 2019

 

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 mail@pdpw.org or by phone at 1-800-947-7379.

PDPW World Class Webinars Library

Open Access | Online

You asked for it. We delivered. Sign up for your online webinar session today online or call PDPW at 800-947-7379! 

PDPW has launched the PDPW World Class Webinars Library - a collection of the greatest online ideas, solutions, and resources, and from your industry's leading experts, brought to one place by PDPW. 

Topics include:
  • Business & Dairy Markets
  • Calf Care
  • Feed and Nutrition
  • Human Resources
  • Milk Quality
  • Special Edition Topics

Over the past 5 years, PDPW has executed online webinars that are made available for viewing at your convenience, as each session is recorded.  Never before available, the full library is now accessible for purchase. 

Please click on the "Webinar Library" button to review the 30+ webinars currently available, as well as make selection and purchase for your own personal viewing, or to use as a teaching tool at your next team meeting.

Note: All webinars are purchased on a per-computer basis, as each link is unique to the purchasing computer.

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