Fast-paced, engaging sessions for youth ages 15-18 featured at dairy’s premier educational event
A series of four sessions – one during each morning and afternoon of the two-day event – will be available for the next generation of leaders who have an interest in dairy. Each hour-long session will employ a fast-paced, interactive approach to build communication skills, teamwork and collaboration. In addition to the youth leadership sessions, registered teens have the opportunity to attend all breakout and keynote sessions at the PDPW Business Conference, providing access to further training of their choice.
The four youth leadership sessions will be facilitated by Hans Gochenaur, a graduate of UW-Oshkosh and Grace Theological Seminary who has dedicated 20 years to youth ministry and 16 years to coaching high school sports. Gochenaur currently works for Badgerland Youth for Christ, and is passionate about helping youth discover their skills and abilities, then guiding them to practice those skills.
The two-day Business Conference will also feature content requested by forward-leaning dairy farmers and industry professionals, including keynote speaker and economist Dan Basse and breakout sessions presented by producers, researchers and experts from around the country. Pam Jahnke, radio and television broadcaster, will serve as the conference emcee.
Full program and registration information, including the PDPW Business Conference flier, is available at www.pdpw.org or by calling 800-947-7379. Reduced rates for students will apply, including for teens attending the youth-leadership sessions and full-time students 19 and older.
Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) is the nation’s largest dairy producer-led organization of its kind, focusing on producer professionalism, stakeholder engagement and unified outreach to share ideas, solutions, resources and experiences that help dairy producers succeed.