Building a Productive Culture – Cows, Crops and People

The 2019 Operations Managers Conference is about a month away, and we are thrilled to be presenting a variety of topics that offer education and applicable strategies for management teams, whether their focus is cows, crops or people.


January  22 – 23, 2019


Doubletree by Hilton East Syracuse, NY

General Sessions

Pamela Reed Sanchez, President and CEO of the Seneca Park Zoo Society, will share her experiences to create a mission-based culture with widely shared workplace value and ethics, and how these strategies can also be implemented on the dairy farm.

Dr. Robert Hagevoort, New Mexico State University Dairy Extension, will explore the concept of how much of the well-being of people can affect the well-being of animals.

Dr. Jamie Perry, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, will present ways to provide support, either through strategy or intervention, to teams who are faced with challenges.

Dr. Richard Stup, Cornell Agriculture Workforce Development, will moderate a producer panel who will share insights on strategies to recruit, develop and retain employees on their farms as well as key attributes of their successful middle managers.

Full Agenda

General Registration

NEDPA Producer Member

Extension, University and NYS Government


All fees are per person and may not be split between members of the same company/farm.

Early Bird Deadline: January 1, 2019


Contact Heather Darrow at or (607) 255-4478.

Conference website


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