PRO-DAIRY and NEDPA, Operations Managers Conference Series



Held weekly on Thursdays, 12:00 to 2:00 PM EDT, January 28 through February 18, 2021

Presented by PRO-DAIRY and NEDPA, Operations Managers Conference Series provides the opportunity for the people responsible for day to day activities on dairy farms to increase their management and operations skills.

Each weekly two-hour session will include a general kick-off presentation and attendee’s choice of one technical breakout session in the area of dairy, crop, or human resource management. One breakout session each week will be offered in Spanish. All sessions will be recorded and available to conference registrants. Registrants will also have access to additional presentation content and networking opportunities in a conference app. Registration includes access to live presentations, conference app with exclusive content, and session recordings.

Link to full event information. Registration cost is $100 per person (unique email addresses are required to register and access the event).

Highlighted sessions include:

  • Dairy as a Key Player in the Future of Climate Solutions – Tara Vander Dusen, New Mexico Milkmaid
  • Leading for Employee Recruitment, Satisfaction and Retention – Stan Moore, Michigan State University Extension
  • Lessons Learned in Safety and Compliance Off the Farm – Panel Discussion
  • Welfare of Dairy Cattle: Relevance to the Animal, the Producer and the Consumer – Dr. Jennifer Van Os, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Dry Period Heat Stress: Effects on Dam and Daughter – Dr. Geoff Dahl, University of Florida
  • The Top 10 Ways to Ruin Your Team (presented in English and Spanish – Tom Wall, Dairy Coach LLC
  • Protecting Your Farm from HR Violations – Dr. Rich Stup, Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development
  • Getting Heifers Off to a Great Start (presented in Spanish) – Dr. Fernando Soberon, Standard Dairy Consultants
  • Is There a Link Between Bedding and Milk Quality? (presented in Spanish) – Dr. Paula Ospina, Lechear


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