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Road Ready: Putting Your Business Financials in Gear

April 23, 2014 – In case you missed PDPW’s  World Class Webinar today with expert Dr. David Kohl, you can plan for part two next month. Kohl is President of AgriVisions, LLC and business coach and also part owner of Homestead Creamery. He provides the latest news on global economics and trends in agriculture, and during the second webinar, producers will learn quick economics and tips on how to stay in control of your business. Listen to our chat with Kohl here:

 

Create a Proactive Communication Plan

April 9, 2014 — Professional Dairy Producers™ (PDPW) will offer a specialized training to help dairy farmers create a proactive communication plan with the use of social media pdpw_logostrategy to increase reach and visibility. The training, a part of the Dairy’s Visible VoiceTM curriculum, will be held Thursday, April 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the PDPW headquarters in Juneau, Wis.

Participants will learn how to define a farm’s communication objectives and draft a plan for ongoing community relations, using common tools such as social media. At the end of the training, participants will understand what it takes to build public trust and increase two-way communication about a dairy farm’s activities.

The trainer for this session is Renea Heinrich, public relations counselor with MorganMyers, a communications firm specializing in food and agriculture. Heinrich was a guest on today’s DairyLine Radio program – Listen here:

Heinrich’s presentations will be enhanced by two special guests who have experience in both proactive and crisis communication situations:

  • Dairy Carrie, a popular “agvocate,” will share her experiences communicating with the public, activists and some well-known fast food restaurants through her blog, “The Adventures of Dairy Carrie.” In addition to her blog, Carrie is a farmer on a 100-cow dairy with her husband and in-laws in Lake Mills, Wis.
  • Gary Conklin, dairy farmer and owner of Conklin Dairy in Plain City, Ohio. The Conklin family experienced an undercover animal abuse video in May 2010. Conklin will share his insights for being proactive and transparent during an on-farm crisis, as well as the value of planning before a crisis.

“With increased scrutiny on the food system from media and consumer groups, dairy producers must be prepared to communicate in a sincere and professional manner,” says Shelly Mayer, PDPW Executive Director. “Knowing when to extend and stop dialogue is the key to effective crisis communication.”

To register for the April 10 training session, contact PDPW at 800-947-7379, or go online for more information to www.pdpw.org.

Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin is a dairy-producer founded organization that provides educational programs and services to fellow dairy producers. PDPW’s mission is “to share ideas, solutions, resources, and experiences that help dairy producers succeed.”

Dairy Insight Workshop Preview

April 2, 2014 — Join Dr. Pamela Ruegg, University of Wisconsin-Madison, as we zero in on economical and responsible drug use on dairy farms.

In this interactive session, we’ll tackle the toughest milk quality challenges you have. Dr. Ruegg will review research that will help you improve treatment protocols and ensure more economical outcomes that help you maintain strong margins.
We’ll also zero in on how producers can avoid drug residues in meat or milk, learn about allowable and unallowable drug usage and how we can ensure we meet consumer expectations. More info at http://pdpw.org

Milk Production Practices Matter

March 26, 2014 — PDPW hosts the Dairy Quality Insight Workshop - “Milk, Meat & Margin” on Thursday, April 10 at the Hyatt on Main, 333 Main St., Green Bay, from 8:30 a.m. to

Pamela Ruegg, DVM, MPVM, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Pamela Ruegg, DVM, MPVM, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

4:30 p.m.

This event for dairy owners, herd managers and other industry professionals combines classroom training on dairy milk and meat quality with a comprehensive tour of a meat processing plant: JBS Green Bay. JBS Green Bay employs 1,250 people and processes 2,200 head of cows and steers per day.

Classroom training will be led by Dr. Pam Ruegg, DVM, MPVM, professor and extension milk quality specialist in the Department of Dairy Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Ruegg was the 2005 Wisconsin Veterinarian of the Year and is one of the industry’s top experts in milk quality. Her specialty is bridging the gap between research and practical applications on dairy farms. She joined us on today’s DairyLine Radio program to discuss the importance of why milk and meat production practices on our farms matter and how the USDA inspection process keeps the food supply safe and wholesome:

 

 

PDPW Programs Filling Up Calendar

March 19, 2014 — PDPW’s Annual Business Conference was a great success, according to executive director Shelly Mayer. She joined us on today’s DairyLine to preview what’s next

Shelly Mayer, PDPW

Shelly Mayer, PDPW

with the dairy’s professional development organization.

 

Jordy Nelson at Home with Dairy Farmers

Green Bay Packer wide receiver Jordy Nelson delivered the final keynote address at the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin 2014 Business Conference, then wrapped up the conference with an informal meet-and-greet with fans. Nelson made this young man’s day with a handshake and a personal world while a friend the action on camera. Shelly Mayer, microphone in hand, kept the line moving so all fans received the chance to interact with Nelson.

Green Bay Packer wide receiver Jordy Nelson delivered the final keynote address at the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin 2014 Business Conference, then wrapped up the conference with an informal meet-and-greet with fans. Nelson made this young man’s day with a handshake and a personal world while a friend the action on camera. Shelly Mayer, microphone in hand, kept the line moving so all fans received the chance to interact with Nelson.

MADISON, WIS. — What does Jordy Nelson, an elite wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers, have in common with Wisconsin dairy producers? Lots—and he shared several of these commonalities during his keynote address at the 2014 Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin Business Conference on Thursday, March 13, in Madison, Wis.

“I grew up in the country on a farm that my grandpa started,” Nelson told the 1,500 dairy producers and allied industry partners in attendance. “My dad farmed, and my brother, sister and I did chores on the farm.

“Farming gives you a lot of responsibilities and teaches you hard work. As a farm kid, you did what you were told to do on the farm and you did things the right way. I can honestly say the long days prepared me for training camp.”

Nelson shared how attending a small rural school in Kansas didn’t generate a lot of attention from universities and college scouting for football players who would be awarded scholarships. When Kansas State University, located about 30 minutes of his hometown,

GreenBay Packer wide receiver Jordy Nelson delivered the final keynote address at the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin 20

14 Business Conference, then wrapped up the conference with an informal meet-and-greet with fans. Nelson made this young man’s day with a handshake and a personal world while a friend the action on camera. Shelly Mayer, microphone in hand, kept the line moving so all fans received the chance to interact with Nelson.showed an interest, Nelson accepted the fact that he would be a walk-on. He walked on as a safety but found little playing time until his senior year. Moved to being a wide receiver, Nelson exploded as a player and earned All American status.

While he said he didn’t plan to watch the NFL draft that year, he said he did watch the draft, sitting with family and friends at the back of the room in his mom’s restaurant in his hometown of Riley, Kan., population 400.

“I’m a sports fan, and sports fans watch the NFL draft,” Nelson said.

When the call came from the Green Bay Packers during the draft, Nelson confessed that he doesn’t remember who called him. What sticks in his mind is that the person asked him if he would like to be a Green Bay Packer.

“I can remember that clearly,” he stated. “I was asked if I wanted to play for the Green Bay Packers.”
Green Bay Packer wide receiver Jordy Nelson delivered the final keynote address at the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin 2014 Business Conference, then wrapped up the conference with an informal meet-and-greet with fans. Nelson made this young man’s day with a handshake and a personal world while a friend the action on camera. Shelly Mayer, microphone in hand, kept the line moving so all fans received the chance to interact with Nelson.

Nelson calls being drafted “a dream come true.”

Another dream turned reality for Nelson is playing in the Super Bowl. He said he never thought he would ever have the opportunity to attend a Super Bowl, let alone play in it.

Attendees at PDPW’s Business Conference were treated to almost 45 minutes of asking Nelson questions. Among other things, the audience learned that Nelson, his wife and four-year-old son love living in Green Bay, with Nelson noting that Green Bay is a “big town to us.”  He made it clear that he wants to be in Green Bay as long as he can.

Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin is a dairy-producer founded organization that provides educational programs and services to fellow dairy producers. PDPW’s mission is “to share ideas, solutions, resources, and experiences that help dairy producers succeed.”

Planning for Optimistic Future

March 12, 2014 — Dan Basse from AgResource joined us again on DairyLine to update producers on what action they should be taking during these profitable times. Dairyline

 

Eyes on Horizon, Pencils to Paper

Dan Basse, AgResource

Dan Basse, AgResource

March 5, 2014 — PDPW’s Annual Business Conference is March 12-13 in Madison, Wisconsin. Keynote speaker of day 2 is Dan Basse, agricultural economist with Ag Resource. We asked him what he plans to talk about in this podcast presented by PDPW. More info at pdpw.org

 

PDPW Business Conference Has Jam Packed Agenda

February 26, 2014 — There is so much going on at PDPW’s Annual Business Conference, scheduled March 12th and 13th in Madison, Wisconsin. Program manager Kathy Muth joined us again on DairyLine to share more highlights:

 

Speakers Highlight PDPW Business Conference

PDPWconferenceFebruary 19, 2014 — PDPW is getting ready for the 2014 Business Conference March 12-13 in Madison, Wisconsin. Program manager Kathy Muth joined us again on Wednesday’s DairyLine to tell us more about who will be participating as speakers.

 

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