The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin
As we close out 2020 it is time to focus on farmer financials. On a recent PDPW Dairy Signal, Dr. Kevin Bernhardt is a Professor of Agribusiness at UW-Platteville and UW-Extension Farm Management Specialist. Dr. Bernhardt’s teaching, Extension and scholarly interests include farm financial analysis and management, risk management, and commodity marketing.
You never know when you’ll need emergency personnel on your farm. That’s why it’s important to have a farm emergency rescue plan. A topic worth repeating from PDPW’s Dairy Signal:
Getting the most out of your heifer is our topic today on our Producer Tuesday, sponsored by the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin. Today, we hear from Megan Lauber, M.S. Graduate Research Assistant, Dairy Reproductive Physiology, Department of Animal & Dairy Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison:
Angie Edge with the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin joins us on today’s PDPW Producer Tuesday to update Dairy Signal viewers and listeners on the latest marketing activities going on nationwide.
This week’s Producer Tuesday features Dr. Noelle Noyes from the University of Minnesota, who recently shared on a PDPW Dairy Signal the latest news and research involving the microbiome.
The Dairy Innovation Hub provides $7.8M in state funding per year for broadly-defined dairy research at UW–Madison, UW–Platteville and UW–River Falls. The funding will support research personnel, farms and labs in four areas related to dairy that each span many academic disciplines:
- Stewarding land and water resources
- Enriching human health and nutrition
- Ensuring animal health and welfare
- Growing farm businesses and communities
Learn more about Dairy Innovation Hub funding opportunities at UW-Madison
Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company updated PDPW Dairy Signal viewers and listeners on the latest market conditions and feed situation:
Karen Doster, Director, Youth and School Programs, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin updated a Dairy Signal audience on the ever growing ‘Adopt A Cow” program:
Kirby Krogstad, Graduate Research Assistant, Animal Science, Michigan State University shares insight into feeding cattle sweet bran. His comments are from a recent PDPW Dairy Signal webcast/podcast.
Dr. Paul Fricke, dairy reproduction specialist from UW-Madison updated PDPW Dairy Signal viewers on the latest news regarding reproduction:
Adam Wehling, Dean of Agriculture, Energy, Construction & Transportation, Chippewa Valley Technical College discusses the popularity of solar technology. Excerpts from a recent PDPW Dairy Signal:
As temperature and humidity rise, we need to make sure all of our animals are effectively cooled. A great reminder from Dr. Geoffrey Dahl from the University of Florida, who updated dairy producers on a recent PDPW Dairy Signal webcast:
Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company updated Dairy Signal viewers on the latest news regarding inflation and how it will affect the dairy industry:
Paul Bleiberg, Senior Vice President of Government Relations for National Milk Producers Federation provides an update from our nation’s capital. Sponsored by PDPW.
Redhead Creamery has been making artisan cheese on their family dairy farm since 2013. But the dream for this sustainable and eco-friendly creamery has been a dream of founder (and natural redhead) Alise Sjostrom’s since she was 16. Today you can tour the creamery, host your event in our private space, or sample cheeses in the cheese shop. Today’s broadcast sponsored by PDPW Dairy Signal:
Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company updated PDPW Dairy Signal viewers with the latest on corn prices:
Methane has an atmospheric removal process that is not being accounted for by agencies like the EPA, according to Dr. Frank Mitloehner, PhD, Professor and Air Quality Extension Specialist with the Department of Animal Science at UC Davis. Excerpts from a recent PDPW Dairy Signal:
Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company, updated dairy producers on the latest market conditions, including a big boost for U.S. dairy exports in February. Comments from a recent PDPW Dairy Signal webcast.
Iowa dairy farmer Dan Venteicher tells us about his robotic milking operation – from a recent PDPW Dairy Signal webcast:
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers says now is not the time to let our guard down as we begin to open more businesses and activities. His comments from a recent PDPW Dairy Signal webcast:
From a recent PDPW Dairy Signal, a refresher course in risk management with Will Babler, Principal at Atten Babler Commodities, LLC.
The 2021 PDPW Business Conference, March 17-18, 2021 at the Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Wisconsin Dells. 42 Expert speakers from around the world will cover a wide array of topics in the areas of dairy production and health, business and finance, leadership and management, natural resources, human resources, food safety, consumer engagement and more. Learn more here.
Every year, there are people unable to attend PDPW Business Conference for one reason or another. This year, PDPW is making conference sessions available in a virtual on-demand format.
Something new at PDPW’s Business Conference this year is Nexus, described as a combination of Shark Tank and Ted Talks. Nexus gives companies with cutting-edge technologies a platform from which they can connect with you – the dairy community’s most innovative and forward-thinking managers. Executive Director Shelly Mayer tells us more:
Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin will meet March 17th and 18th at Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Executive Director Shelly Mayer discusses the board’s decision to move forward with this year’s conference.
More than half of the nation is in some form of drought. Eric Snodgrass with Nutrien Ag Solutions updated Dairy Signal viewers on the Spring forecast:
Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company updated dairy producers on a recent PDPW Dairy Signal about why volatile milk prices are here to stay.
Dairy farmers are dedicated to healthy cows and wholesome milk, and continue to improve environmental stewardship to help reduce their carbon footprint. Emily Yeiser Stepp with the the national dairy FARM program joined us again to discuss on today’s Producer Tuesday, sponsored by the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin.
Open to all U.S. dairy farmers, co-ops and processors, the National Dairy FARM (Farmers Assuring Responsible Management) Program works to show customers and consumers that the dairy industry is taking the very best care of cows and the environment, producing safe, wholesome milk and adhering to the highest standards of workforce development. FARM program VP Emily Yeiser Stepp updated Dairy Radio listeners:
Attorney George Twohig provided PDPW Dairy Signal viewers the latest in farm succession planning:
There will be new faces in U.S. agriculture leadership in the coming weeks. Paul Bleiberg serves as Sr VP of Government Relations at National Milk Producers Federation. He updated PDPW Dairy Signal viewers on what to anticipate:
As we close out 2020, agriculture economist Dan Basse with AgResource Company updated PDPW Dairy Signal viewers on the latest market conditions and what to expect for 2021:
Most models indicate that the 2020/2021 La Niña is likely to be a moderate to strong event. Eric Snodgrass, Sr. Atmospheric Scientist at Nutrien Ag Solutions, updated dairy producers on a recent PDPW Dairy Signal:
Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company updated Dairy Signal viewers on how the dairy industry is dealing with the global pandemic and government leadership transition.
Dan Basse from AgResource Company shared his insights from a recent PDPW Dairy Signal webcast:
Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company updated PDPW Dairy Signal attendees on China’s latest purchases of U.S. soybeans:
Chris Atten of Atten Babler discusses the variety of risk management tools that dairy producers have at their fingertips. Comments from a recent PDPW Dairy Signal webcast:
Oversupply of milk production will be an issue moving forward according to Dan Basse, President of Ag Resource:
Dr, Frank Mitloehner from the Dept. of Animal Science at UC-Davis shares the four pillars of sustainability. Comments from a recent PDPW Dairy Signal:
Mary Ledman, global dairy strategist at Rabobank updated PDPW Dairy Signal listeners on the latest dairy global outlook:
Jose Carmona is a research coordinator with Pacific Northwest Safety Health Center. His current work focuses on improving health and safety of dairy workers and better understanding heat related Illnesses in tree fruit workers:
“The rest of the world doesn’t have a clue what we are talking about,” says UC Davis professor Dr. Frank Mitloehner when discussing where our food comes from. He shares more on a recent Dairy Signal webcast from PDPW:
Ag economist Dan Basse with AgResource updated dairy producers on the latest dairy prices. He says the impact COVID-19 is having on Class III prices remains strong, but the other classes are not performing as well. Comments from PDPW Dairy Signal
FARM (Farmers Assuring Responsible Management) helps dairy producers reassure consumers how responsibly milk is produced. Emily Yeiser Stepp, director of FARM Animal Care, updated some of the priorities with newest version of FARM on a recent PDPW Dairy Signal webcast:
Class III milk is the best performing commodity through this global pandemic, according to Ag economist Dan Basse with AgResource. He gave his latest update on Professional Dairy Producers “Dairy Signal” webcast :
Dr. David Kohl, owner of Homestead Creamery and Stoney Brook Farm in Wirtz, VA, and Professor Emeritus at VA Tech, discusses alignment of production and consumer shifts as we go through the phases of a global pandemic (on a recent PDPW Dairy Signal):
Brandon Scholz, President and CEO of the Wisconsin Grocers Association and Susan Quam, Executive Vice President of the Wisconsin Restaurant Association discuss, on PDPW’s Dairy Signal, what kind of impact the COVID-19 situation has had on grocery stores and restaurants:
USDA recently updated their milk production numbers and revised their milk price forecast. Economist Dan Basse with AgResource updated dairy producers on a recent PDPW Dairy Signal :
California has reduced methane by 25% using dairy digesters & other technologies; but farmers need more incentives. How can we compensate farmers for their progress against climate change? Frank Mitloehner, UC Davis Professor & CE Air Quality Specialist, on a recent PDPW Dairy Signal:
Eric Snodgrass, Senior Atmospheric Scientist at Nutrien Ag Solutions joined us on today’s Producer Tuesday to update listeners on the latest weather developments, including a big storm named Cristobal – Eric’s full YouTube report is here:
Global dairy strategist Mary Ledman from Rabobank Finance updated producers on the recent dairy market activity and how the global pandemic continues to impact prices – comments from a recent PDPW Dairy Signal Webcast:
Covid-19 has changed the way we live our lives but word of restaurants and other food services slowly opening up across the country is great news, according to economist Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company: Full Podcast on PDPW Dairy Signal
American Foods Group continues to operate their beef processing facility, but like other plants, at less capacity due to COVID19. Chief Operating Officer Steve Van Lanen updated producers on the PDPW Dairy Signal recently:
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers says “stay at home” efforts are working and progress is being made but testing for Covid-19 remains a top priority. He shared his comments on a recent Dairy Signal webcast from PDPW:
COVID-19 has impacted supply chains, consumer demand, and changes to the way the food sector adjusts models for the “new normal” of business. Dan Basse, President of AgResource shared his thoughts on PDPW’s Dairy Signal this past week:
Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Tech, joined us on today’s PDPW Producer Tuesday to share his thoughts on the economic risk of a black swan event like the current global pandemic
Join the PDPW World Class Webinars: “Looking forward in 2020” with Eric Snodgrass, atmospheric scientist with Nutrien Ag Solutions. Snodgrass will analyze how the weather has impacted markets during the growing season. He’ll provide the latest long-range forecasts through the end of the growing season and show you how to forecast excessive heat, rain and drought- factors that have a huge impact on your input costs. The webinar will be held on Wed., Apr. 15, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CT.
Dan Basse, President of Ag Resource Company joined us on today’s Dairy Radio to share his thoughts on the global pandemic.
Your farm workforce is not immune to coronavirus; please begin taking steps to protect yourself and your employees. Richard Stup, Ag Workforce Specialist at Cornell University joins us on Dairy Radio:
There is a lot to take in at the PDPW Business Conference March 18-19 in Madison, Wisconsin. PDPW’s Cassandra Strupp has a preview, including a visit from a family in the Netherlands whose farm was selected as a McDonald’s Model Flagship Dairy.
With the help of your fellow dairy producers, PDPW has put together an agenda for the 2020 Business Conference abounding with leading-edge information and the latest in education, innovations and research. We’ve also got a few new things in store for you. Cassandra Strupp tells us about the keynote speakers on today’s Dairy Radio:
Young adults should save the date for PDPW Stride™ Conference, a transformational experience designed to help students build on their inherent talents and leadership strengths. Held Apr. 4-5, 2020 at Dodgeland High School in Juneau, Wis., the weekend program is for high school students ages 15 to 18. Read All About it Here
Presented by dairy’s professional development organization – Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW), the 2020 PDPW Business Conference is held March 18-19 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. The two-day program will bring together dairy farmers, agribusiness and allied industries throughout the value chain.
PDPW Cornerstone Dairy Academy™is an application-based leadership program. Applications are due. Jan. 31, 2020. The program will be held March 17-18, 2020 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin. PDPW’s Tracy Propst tells us about the three pillars students may choose:
PDPW Cornerstone Dairy Academy™is an application-based leadership program. Applications are due. Jan. 31, 2020. The program will be held March 17-18, 2020 in Madison, Wisconsin in conjunction with the 2020 PDPW Business Conference. PDPW’s Tracy Propst joined us for a preview:
Focus on thinking differently in a hyper-paced world and go beyond managing and coaching to empowering others. The 2020 PDPW Managers Academy for Dairy Professionals program is set for January 14-16, 2020 at the Omni Corpus Christi Hotel in Corpus Chrisi, Texas. Shelly Mayer tells us more on today’s Dairy Radio broadcast.
The 2020 PDPW Managers Academy for Dairy Professionals program is set for January 14-16, 2020 at the Omni Corpus Christi Hotel in Corpus Chrisi, Texas. The 3-day executive-level professional development training and networking program is designed for dairy owners and managers, CEOs, industry directors, processors, marketers and distributors. PDPW Executive Director Shelly Mayer has a preview on today’s Dairy Radio program.
One confirmed tuberculosis (TB) test creates a domino effect of confusion, cost and questions. During the PDPW Dairy Insights Summit in Madison this week, Steve Maddox of Ruann Dairy in California will share his family’s story of how reverse transfer – the human-to-animal transmission – changed his family’s dairy and how the government and regulatory system responded.
The PDPW Dairy Insights Summit is Dec. 5, 2019 at the Sheraton Hotel in Madison, Wiscsonsin. Cassandra Strupp gives us a preview on today’s Dairy Radio broadcast:
Geek out on calves at the PDPW Calf Care Connection® training, repeating in three locations, Nov. 19, 20, and 21, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. in Chilton, Eau Claire, and Fennimore, Wis. Click Here For More Info
The PDPW Herdsperson Workshop is the place to be if you’re a dairy owner, herd manager, nutritionist, veterinarian or a mid-manager making key herd-health and management decisions on a dairy. The conference will be held Oct. 30 in Arlington, WI. and again Oct. 31 in Marshfield. Dr. Marcia Endres joins us on today’s Dairy Radio with a preview:
Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) invites you to the 2019 Herdsperson Workshops, Oct. 30 in Arlington, Wisconsin, and Oct. 31 in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Presenters include Dr. Laura Hernandez, Dr. Marcia Endres and Dr. Mike Hutjens. Read all about it here
Jessica Mlsna, dairy energy specialist with Focus on Energy, wrapped up our three-part segment on the Focus on Energy’s role in helping dairy farmers in Wisconsin.
Many farms, homes and businesses are benefiting from reducing energy waste by partnering with Wisconsin utilities. Part two with Jessica Mlsna, dairy energy specialist with Focus on Energy:
Focus on Energy offers financial incentives for energy efficient improvements in Wisconsin. Dairy energy specialist Jessica Mlsna joined us on today’s Dairy Radio to tell us more.
Rhonda Strebel joins us again with an update on the Rural Health Initiative, a program that focuses on the health and well being of Wisconsin farmers.
Established in 2004, the Rural Health Initiative (RHI) is a nonprofit, community-supported program designed to help remove the barriers of understanding and managing health and healthcare for the agricultural community. Executive Director Rhonda Strebel tells us more:
National Farm Safety Week is a month away but it’s always a good time to discuss farm safety. We continue our discussion with Dr. Casper Bendixsen from the National Farm Medicine Center in Marshfield, Wisconsin.
Join the inaugural 2019 PDPW Dairy Managers Institute to sharpen your leadership skills. Read More. PDPW’s Shelly Mayer gives us a preview:
The RF-DASH program utilizes existing networks of firefighter/EMS in order to pre-plan emergency responses to local farms and ranches as well as provide brief farm safety consultations. Dr. Casper Bendixsen from the National Farm Medicine Center in Marshfield, Wisconsin explains: