The Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) announce Agricultural Professional Partnerships® (APPs), a program designed to provide on-farm training to agriculture industry professionals with limited on-farm experience. The training will be held on southern Wisconsin dairies, July 25-27, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., departing from and returning to the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in Madison, Wis., each day.
Including three modules, APPs is designed to provide an overview of the modern dairy business – animal welfare, consumer trust, food safety, environmental stewardship, dairy economics, business strategies and beyond. Modules include the Fundamentals of Dairy Science; Farming, Field and Food Fundamentals; and Fundamentals of Dairy Business Management.
“APPs provides industry professionals the on-farm experience needed to succeed.” said Marty Hallock, dairy farmer and Board President of PDPW. “To often, people with no dairy background are surprised that farmers make the decisions they do – they don’t see the whole picture. APPs gives them the whole picture.”
The three-day training is designed to help ag professionals – either in a support, regulatory, or sales position and beyond, do their jobs effectively and with complete confidence. The training provides a safe learning environment to learn terminology, on-farm management skill and be more effective in their roles.
APPs is an accredited training earning up to 22.5 Dairy AdvanCE continuing education units (CEUs). Dairy AdvanCE is a continuing accreditation provider for dairy producers and other dairy industry professionals. To learn more or secure credits, visit DairyAdvance.org.