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2013 PDPW Business Conference invites dairy producers to “Recharge” March 12 & 13

From dairying around the world to safety around the farm, the 2013 PDPW Business Conference will bring timely and useful information to today’s dairy producers and other industry professionals, March 12-13 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis.

The conference theme “Recharge!” is fitting for this annual educational event, as it has become a place for dairy producers to reconnect with industry friends, rethink ways to handle on-farm tasks and business challenges, and plug in to…

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Added by PDPW on February 5, 2013 at 9:49am — No Comments

Time to expand your comfort zone

Since I can remember, it has always fascinated me that cows just came to the barn at milking time. And, almost always, they knew which tie stall they needed to go to. Even in today’s most modern parlors, the cows learn where they need to be, and they settle into a comfortable routine.

Maybe “comforted” is a better way to describe those early memories. Many of us who grew up on farms took a measure of comfort in the routines. Things just happened in their daily and seasonal rhythm, and…

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Added by PDPW on October 17, 2012 at 12:53pm — No Comments

White, Meinholz and York elected to PDPW Board

March 15, 2012  The members of Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW) elected one new individual to the board of directors and re-elected two individuals to the board. Linda White, Reedsburg, Wis., was elected to a three-year term on the board while Walter Meinholz, DeForest, Wis., and Keith York, Lake Geneva, Wis., were re-elected to their second three-year term.

 

White owns and operates Kinnamon Ridge Dairy in partnership with her…

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Added by PDPW on March 15, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments

Conference speakers will cover farm worker laws, employee training and motivation

Dairies are finding new ways to hire qualified employees and properly train, compensate and motivate them for their work. To help producers in that quest, the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin will offer three experts on the topic among the presenters at the PDPW Business Conference, March 13-14 in Madison, Wis.

Tom Drendl, an agricultural safety specialist for the National Farm Medicine Center, will present a workshop on OSHA requirements on the farm. Drendl…

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Added by PDPW on February 11, 2012 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Here's the speaker line-up for PDPW's 2012 Business Conference

The 20th Annual PDPW Business Conference, March 13-14 in Madison, Wis., will feature five keynote speakers and a choice of 14 breakout sessions with 30 speakers and panelists.

 

The five keynote speakers include:

 

  • International dairy businessman James Hao (James) will kick off the conference with, “China’s Dairy Industry: Then, Now, Tomorrow.” Hao will tell the true story about China’s dairy business from his perspective as a dairy…
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Added by PDPW on January 13, 2012 at 8:53am — No Comments

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