Programs & Events
PDPW Dairy's Visible Voice - Building a Proactive Communication Plan for Your Farm
June 16, 2015; 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Juneau, Wisconsin
Join PDPW on June 16 from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. in Juneau, Wis. to learn how to define your farm's communications objectives, discuss actions necessary to accomplish your goals, draft a proactive communication plan for ongoing community relations to strengthen how you tell your story with consumers.
Dairy's Visible Voice will be led by expert trainer Renea Heinrich of MorganMyers. Renea will walk us through "Building a Proactive Communication Plan for Your Farm". Building a proactive communication plan for your farm will help build the public’s confidence in what you do every day.
You'll leave this session armed with a proactive communication plan for your dairy. The audiences, messages, activities, timing and expenses necessary to execute a plan and the metrics to evaluate your activities will all be in your communications plan binder.
This training will be held June 16, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. at PDPW Headquarters in Juneau, Wis.
The popular Dairy's Visible Voice - Leadership development through effective communication is a five module program. The individual tracks are stand-alone tracks and can be taken in any order. The communications training is designed to enhance one's leadership skills in the dairy industry through improved communication. For additional information on this training, or Dairy's Visible Voice training, please contact us at 1-800-947-7379 or email email@example.com.
Due to limited space, pre-registration is required. Those interested can sign up online at www.pdpw.org. The training cost is $129/person for PDPW members and $179/person for non-PDPW members.
The registration fee covers expert training, classroom materials, lunch and refreshments throughout the training.
PDPW World Class Webinar - "The Growing Years: Calf and Heifer Management"
April 29, May 20, June 17, 2015 Noon - 1:00 PM CDT | Online
“The Growing Years: Calf and Heifer Management”
Wednesday, April 29 (register by April 22)
FEEDING CALVES IS MORE THAN JUST A SCIENCE – Dr. Sheila McGuirk
A good nutritional program for dairy calves is a critical part of raising healthy calves and growing productive and profitable dairy replacements. Feed quality, quantity and consistency in the first 60-days impacts health, development and future milk production. The subject of this webinar is the art of feeding calves. From feeding equipment to ration components, from feed preparation, to the delivery and disposal of feed refusals, we can improve health by limiting scours and other digestive problems like bloat and ulcers that are so common in pre-weaned calves.
Wednesday, May 20 (register by May 13)
MANAGING THE YOUNG TO BECOME NUMBER ONE – Dr. Noah Litherland
The goal in calf rearing is to produce as many number one replacement heifers as possible. A number one heifer is a pristine individual with excellent growth and health giving her the greatest opportunity to express her genetic potential. During this webinar, we will discover novel feeding and management methods to produce more number one calves and better understand why some calves fail to meet expectations. The importance of measuring birth body weight and weaning weight, calculating average daily gain, and recording health treatments will be covered. This data is very helpful in trouble shooting calf problems and finding ways to boost performance and lower costs.
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.
PDPW members register for $100 per session or save when you sign up for the entire series at $275.
Non-PDPW members can register at $125 per session or save when you sign up for the entire series at $350.
** 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.
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- March 16 & 17, 2016
- March 15 & 16, 2017
- March 14 & 15, 2018