Dairy Coach to Share Insight at 2019 Dairy Summit

Wall’s Message: “Lead Your People, and the Cows Will Follow.”

Dubbed the “Dairy Coach,” Tom Wall is passionate about helping people and farms reach their potential. Based in Green Bay, Wis., he is the President of Dairy Interactive, LLC, and specializes in helping dairy producers make their employee teams more productive and accountable. Wall will bring his expertise in “Motivating Your Team” to his message at the 2019 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit, being held February 5 – 6 at the Lancaster Marriot Conference Center in Lancaster, Pa.

Wall has worked with dairies throughout the country for over 17 years, helping managers create and implement simple systems that work while training and coaching their employees. He is a regular columnist with publications such as Dairy Herd Management and Progressive Dairyman. He is also the creator of the “Details for Dairy” training video series, Dairy Interactive Milker Training simulator, and employee on-boarding app PeopleCOR. His message is to “Lead Your People, and Your Cows Will Follow.”

Wall is one of five keynote speakers at this year’s Summit and will lead a breakout session on farm team development. This year’s Summit program will offer encouragement and guidance to help dairy producers and industry leaders who attend “follow your compass.” It offers a mix of presentations, discussions and breakout sessions that bring insight to management styles and a changing industry.

Other keynote speakers this year will offer perspective on farm productivity, leadership styles, and civic responsibility. Breakouts are tailored to focus on four tracks: At the Desk, Around the Table, With the Cows and In the Field. Registration is now live at padairysummit.org, and a full listing of program and speaker information is available online.

The two-day industry rate for this year’s Dairy Summit is $225 per person. Additional non-producers from the same organization can be registered at $175 per person for the two-day conference. The one-day rate for non-producers is $150 per person with additional registrations available at $125. Group rates are also available.

The Center for Dairy Excellence and Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania have discounted registration fees for dairy producers and farm employees to $75 for the first registrant and $50 for each additional person from the same farm. One-day registration for dairy producers and farm employees is $25 per day. Room reservation fees are not included in the discounted rate.

The Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square has a block of discounted rooms available on a first come-first serve basis. Summit The deadline for reserving at the Summit discounted rate is January 21st. The reduced group rate is available only as long as there are rooms remaining within the group block. Those interested in reserving a hotel room should contact the Marriott at 1-888-850-6146 by January 21, 2018.

The Pennsylvania Dairy Summit is hosted annually by the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania and Center for Dairy Excellence. To learn more about the program and to view highlights of the 2019 Pennsylvanian Dairy Summit program, go to padairysummit.org. Contact the Pennsylvania Dairy Summit Business Office with questions at 814-355-2467 or email info@padairysummit.org.

PDMP is a not-for-profit organization of progressive, positive-minded dairy producers and agribusiness leaders working together to advance the dairy industry in Pennsylvania through improved productivity and profitability. Programs offered by PDMP are designed by dairy producers for dairy producers. For more information on PDMP, visit their website at pdmp.org.

The Center for Dairy Excellence is a non-profit organization initiated by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture in 2004. Bringing together people from more than 40 different dairy organizations in Pennsylvania, the center’s mission is to enhance the profitability of the dairy industry by empowering people, creating partnerships, and increasing the availability and use of resources. Learn more at centerfordairyexcellence.org.

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