Dairy producers are gearing up for PDPW Business Conference

Attend the 2018 PDPW Business Conference to hear from leading experts and dairy farmers

Let’s talk profit. Here are some sessions to consider:

Activity-based management:


  Taking your management to the next level

Learn how three dairy farmers have worked toward tracking cost and performance of each activity on their farm. The panel of Calvin Moody, Dale Hemminger and J.P. Rhea will be facilitated by Jason Karszes, Senior Extension Associate with the PRO DAIRY program at Cornell University.

Winning in tough times

Dr. Mike Boehlje of Purdue University will help attendees identify financial weaknesses in their operations and learn steps to increase income and lower costs in this comprehensiv session. Conduct a reality check regarding financial vulnerability, then make a plan to become more resilient.

Dairy futures and options – what have we learned?

Dairy farmers Steve Schalla and Jay Binversie will join commodity broker Carl Babler to share positive and negative experiences associated with using milk futures and options for contracting milk with processing plants. See how dairy risk management has changed over time and how it can work in your operation.


Q&A with Dan Basse

Ag economist Dan Basse will answer your questions and give attendees a front-row look at market situations and pertinent agricultural scenarios. Bring your questions for Dan so you can glean the insights that will be most impactful for your dairy.

Rising labor costs: strategies and approaches

At a time when cutting costs is critical, labor costs are increasing. Get insights on the five management areas that most directly impact this critical subject in a session led by Cornell University Senior Extension Associate Jason Karszes.

Business analysis: measuring costs to improve performance

This session will show you how to assess your farm in a new way. You’ll learn which activities can be measured and how to use that information to make effective management changes. Led by dairy farmer Kyle Getty and analyst Jason Karszes.

Kick bottlenecks aside to find margins

Ohio State professor Dr. Bill Weiss will share how maximizing income over feed costs – not just minimizing feed costs – is key to broadening margin and moving toward increased productivity on your dairy.

What can we do to make a buck?

To improve volumes and manage costs, Dr. Mike Hutjens will share his top-five list of “must-do” tasks along with five “don’t even considers.” Dr. Hutjens will also address marginal milk and sub-optimal dry matter intake along with other profit-making ideas producers may not have considered.

The 2018 PDPW Business Conference will feature a world-class lineup of more than 40 speakers who will share insights in keynote, breakout, specialty and hands-on sessions. In addition, the Hall of Ideas Trade Show will feature more than 200 vendors showcasing the latest technologies and services for today’s producers and will include fifteen 30-minute Learning Lounge sessions as well as a Research Preview Stage highlighting new research being conducted by UW-Madison Master and PhD students.

Attendees are coming from all across the globe for the learning and the networking… plan to be among them.

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