Programs & Events

PDPW 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 to register and receive your live-link to access your profile.

PDPW Hall of Ideas & Equipment Show - Trade Show Contract

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.



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  

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 if they want a stable internet connection.  


EXTEND YOUR VISIBILITY - Virtual Hall of Ideas Trade Show

To view the site go to 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!



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  Feel free to call with any questions at 800-947-7379.

2015 PDPW Business Conference: Event Registration

March 18-19, 2015 | Madison, Wisconsin

A diverse line-up of dairy and business experts in the fields of economics, technology, herd health, nutrition and management will lead interactive sessions at the 2015 PDPW Business Conference, March 18-19 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis.

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 five keynote speakers and choose from 17 specialty sessions during the two-day conference. In addition, the Hall of Ideas and Equipment Show features the largest number of exhibitors ever, along with three additional stages of topical presentations.

Eighteen additional presentations will take place on the stages inside the Hall of Ideas and Equipment Show. For the complete line-up of all the presentations, click on the "Flyer" tab above.

Lively entertainment on Wednesday evening will be provided following dinner. This duo mixes impersonations and customized skits that help audience members take a humorous look at how the dairy industry sees itself, and how others see dairy farming.

The 2015 conference theme is “Connections,” highlighting all the ways dairy producers can connect with business resources and with other dairy producers from around the world. 

Some of the Conference sessions are accredited trainings with the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine (UW-SVM) and veterinarians may receive CEUs. The Conference has also been pre-approved by American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) and may receive CEUs for their training time.  Reference the above "Flyer" tab for credit allocations.

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 or by phone at 1-800-947-7379.

Dairy Financial Workshop

February 10, 2015 | Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

No matter what size or type of dairy, the Dairy Financial workshop will help attendees create the system of written documents that form the basis for good decision making. The workshop will help dairy producers:

  • Know which numbers are important and which are less important

  • Know how to interpret financial statements

  • Understand their farm’s incomes and expenses

  • Know how their income statement impacts their balance sheet

  • Know how to use the right numbers to make decisions

Beginning at 9 a.m and concluding at 4 p.m. on February 10, 2014, the workshop will include interactive and team-based sessions, including one that puts producers in the lender’s chair, observing the farm’s financial performance through the eyes of a lender.

The PDPW Dairy Financial Workshop will be held at Glacier Canyon Conference Center, 45 Hillman Road, Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

The PDPW Dairy Financial Workshop is an accredited training programs with the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine (UW-SVM) and veterinarians may receive up to 6.3 CEUs for the training. 

World Class Webinars - OSHA Inspection Preparedness

Feb. 11; Noon-1pm CST | Online

Join PDPW World Class Webinar, with expert speaker from DeWitt Ross & Stevens to learn more on the OSHA Inspections.

  - Wednesday, February 11, 2015  (register by February 4):  THE MIGRANT AND SEASONAL AGRICULTURAL WORKER PROJECTION ACT

The webinar will be presented live from noon – 1:00 p.m. CST.  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.

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 or by phone at 800-947-7379.

ACE Regional Meeting

February 24, 25, 2015; 9:00am-4:00pm | Wisconsin Dells & Green Bay, Wisconsin

Thi meeting will bring together community leaders, elected officials, conservation officials and livestock producers who see agriculture as a vibrant part of Wisconsin’s landscape will gather at two different Wisconsin locations for learning and dialogue about the issues facing rural communities.

The first gathering is Tuesday, February 24 at Glacier Canyon Lodge in Wisconsin Dells. The second is Wednesday, February 25 at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Green Bay. The meetings are 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 seminar will start with registration at 9 a.m., include lunch, and conclude at 4 p.m. Anyone with an interest in how modern agriculture fits into local communities is invited to attend. The theme of each meeting is “Cows + People + Sun + Air = ?” Each meeting will create dialogue aimed at helping rural communities find answers to key questions involving these shared resources.

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

Cornerstone Dairy Academy

March 17-18, 2015 | Madison, Wis.

CORNERSTONE DAIRY ACADEMY™ will be held March 17 & 18 in conjunction with the 2015 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™ 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.



OPTION 1: INFLUENTIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership, Interaction and Influence

Success in today’s workplace requires an ability to interact with others to solve complex problems. Today’s employers are seeking employees with “soft skills” – the entire suite of skills related to personality, social skills, communication abilities and aptitudes.  Sessions cover leadership, teamwork skills, communicating with different generations and personality and leadership styles, conflict resolution, business etiquette and professionalism.  

***This session of the Academy is an accredited training programs with the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine (UW-SVM) and veterinarians may receive up to 8.7 CEUs for the training. 

OPTION 2: VISIONARY LEADERS - Business Ethics, Leadership and Outlook

Good leadership is ethical leadership. Discover who you are as a leader and identify which of your character strengths can positively influence others to succeed in business. Then take those strengths and weave them with the mega forces and trends of agriculture as presented by Dr. David Kohl. You’ll discover how to be an impact player who leads others through a turbulent, changing global economy.  

***This session of the Academy is an accredited training programs with the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine (UW-SVM) and veterinarians may receive up to 9.0 CEUs for the training. 


Day 2 - Both Programs


2015 PDPW Business Conference

For more than 20 years, dairy leaders and decision makers have counted on PDPW's Business Conference for the best information and resources in the dairy industry.  Explore the latest technologies, learn about the newest research, be inspired by world-class speakers and rub elbows with dairy industry influencers. 


Apply by February 15, 2015.  For a quality experience, this is an application-based program with a limited number accepted into each program.  If accepted, pay just $100 to attend.  Support from the Professional Dairy Producers Foundation covers the balance of your registartion, including meals and room-share lodging (value $500).  Applicants will be notified of acceptance by February 27.  


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

PDPW Board Candidates

March 18-19, 2015 | Madison, Wisconsin

PDPW Board of Director Candidates

PDPW is a dairy producer-led organization—founded by producers, led by producers and serving producers.

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

You can cast your ballot in one of two manners:

  1. Attend and submit at PDPW’s Business Conference, March 18-19, in Madison, Wis.
  2. Mail your marked ballot to PDPW. Must be postmarked by Monday, March 2, 2015. 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 2015 Business
Conference. Ballots will also be available at the Business Conference. All votes must be cast by 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 19.

If you have questions about the process, candidates or your ballot, please call PDPW at 800-947-7379.

Transition Cow

April 7, 8, 9, 2015 | Wisconsin

More information coming soon.

Youth Leadership Derby

April 18 - 19, 2015 | Waupun, WI, Wisconsin

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS......Ready for an amazing weekend?  Want to Dive-In, Dissect and Discover Dairy? How about a chance to meet Greg Peterson-he and his brothers are known for their agriculture music parodies on YouTube?

Join PDPW for a two-day, overnight educational experience at Youth Leadership Derby! Youth Leadership Derby is for high school students like you - students wanting to dive into the dairy and agriculture industry and food science and manufacturing fields.  With hands-on, on-farm lab dissection and exposure to the industry's leading advocates and college mentors, your exploration will discover the careers that the dairy industry has to offer. Take the next step to grow your leadership, communication, technical and life skills.

Top Reasons YOU Should Attend:

* Explore more than 20 dynamic agricultural, science and dairy industry careers.

* Dissect alongside veterinarians and dairy experts at Hilltop Dairy.

* Dig into your choice of sessions from sire selection, seed technology, social media advocacy, dairy food science and more.

* Get inspired by world-class key note speakers including YouTube Sensation Greg Peterson, from the Peterson Farm Brothers music parodies, and the energetic and engaging, Ed Slowikowski, who represented the USA at the 1987 Pan Am games and 1990 USA Track and Field Team in London England and who held the fastest college indoor mile (3 minutes 58 seconds) record in the nation in 1990.

* Connect and have funs with students with similar interests.

* Take the next step towards your school and career goals.

This youth-focused event is designed for students between the age of 15-18.  Students are asked to bring a sleeping bag, towels for showering, and necessary toiletries. Participants are also strongly encouraged NOT to bring any valuables to this overnight event.

For more information please contact PDPW at 1-800-947-7379 or at

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 18 & 19, 2015
  • March 16 & 17, 2016
  • March 15 & 16, 2017
  • March 14 & 15, 2018


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For calls originating outside of the U.S. - dial 920.386.9430

Professional Dairy Producers™
820 North Main Street, Suite D
Juneau, WI 53039


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