In an ever-changing marketplace, dairy producers and allied-industry professionals are searching for strategies to advance their operation and drive performance. During the 2021 virtual Pennsylvania Dairy Summit, four featured speakers will help the dairy industry emerge forward and learn how to connect with consumers, prepare for the long-term implications of COVID-19, grow and diversify their operations, and foster a culture of teamwork and trust on the farm.
“This year has been nothing like what we expected, but we have seen some small victories emerge from it. The dairy industry is continuing to find ways to adapt and pivot in an uncertain marketplace all while leveraging a newfound consumer awareness and sharing our stories more than ever before,” said Jessica Slaymaker, the 2021 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit chair and a dairy farmer from Tioga County. “This coming year’s speakers are from across the nation, and they plan to build on this momentum by motivating attendees to embrace what 2021 has on the horizon, find ways to leverage the industry’s sustainability efforts when telling our stories, and enhance teamwork at the farm level.”
Learn more about the featured speakers for the 2021 Dairy Summit:
- Heglar Creek Dairy, based near Declo, Idaho, is a five-generation dairy farm with four partners. The Webb family has a dairy and beef operation, farm multiple crops, and have other enterprises including electrical contracting and a dairy chemical and supply company. They have a 1,100-cow barn that is fully robotic and automated, and they milk approximately 2,300 cows. The Webb family attributes their growth and diversification to different generations coming back to the farm and the people with whom they surround themselves.Topic: The Webb family is passionate about their farm’s team approach and plans to discuss, as a panel, how working together with hard work and a positive attitude have contributed to their success.
- Lee Rubin is an emerging voice at corporations, conferences and schools throughout the U.S. He holds a bachelor’s degree in speech communications with a minor in business from The Pennsylvania State University. Lee played football for the Nittany Lions and not only emerged as a three-year starting free safety, but also became a captain of the team. He has a unique ability to understand and articulate winning principles with clarity and practical application.Topic: Lee will share the five components of extraordinary teams and how dairy teams can make sacrifices to achieve common goals, build trust with open communication, and strive for consistency with focused discipline.
The Pennsylvania Dairy Summit is nationally recognized as one of the best conferences for dairy professionals in all types of production. Transitioned to a virtual platform for 2021, creative ways to connect and engage will be included throughout the Summit program, including networking opportunities, virtual giveaways, and live music. Sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses that are looking for affordable and effective ways to connect with dairy customers digitally and expand their reach within Pennsylvania and across the nation.
To learn more about this year’s virtual Dairy Summit and to view sponsorship opportunities, visit padairysummit.org. Contact the Pennsylvania Dairy Summit Business Office with questions at 814-326-5993 or email email@example.com.