Save the Date for 2020 PDPW Managers Academy

PDPW Executive-Level Program, Held Jan. 14-16, 2020, in Corpus Christi, Texa

Now more than ever, the management skills, global and local market awareness, flexibility and mental acuteness are more critical than ever for dairy farmers and agribusiness. The Professional Dairy Producers® announce the 2020 Managers Academy for Dairy Professionals™, themed “Renew, Refine, Rethink” and held Jan. 14-16, 2020 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

The annual executive-level program will provide a reset in thinking and help cultivate new ideas and strategies to lead dairy farms successfully into the next decade. Bringing together dairy owners and managers, industry directors, processors, marketers and distributors, attendees will hear from national speakers, partake in out-of-industry tours, and network with progressive, forward-thinking peers.

Expert trainers include:

– Dr. Holly Green, CEO and managing director of the Human Factor, a consulting firm that develops leadership knowledge, skills and competencies, and

– Michael Hoffman, founder and owner of Igniting Performance Inc., specializing in the skills of sales, customer loyalty and leadership.



In addition to the in-class experience, executive tours will allow discovery of the many parallels found out of industry. Tours will include a behind-the-scenes look at a cotton gin and cotton classing facility and discussion with the executive team of Valero Energy Corporation, a manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels.

To learn more about PDPW Managers Academy and to register, visit or contact PDPW at 800-947-7379. Registration includes all sessions, training materials, meals, reception tours and tour travel. Hotel accommodations will be at the Omni Corpus Christi Hotel, 900 N. Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, Texas, with a special $139/night rate available through Dec. 23, 2019. Call 800-843-6664 for hotel reservations.

Managers Academy for Dairy Professionals is an accredited training and offers up to 15.75 Dairy AdvanCE continuing education units (CEUs) and up to 12 non-scientific CEUs for the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. To learn more or secure credits, visit

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.



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