2017 PDPW Food & Policy Summit Set for December 6-7 & Additional Opportunities
PDPW to Host Two-Day Event to Discuss Leading Issues in Dairy Industry, Agriculture
DAIRY NEWS – Consumers are subjected to fear-based marketing claims nearly everywhere – on grocery store shelves, product labels, advertising, social media and more. The 2017 PDPW Food & Policy Summit, presented by Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW), will examine some of the fear-based claims and discuss how they could impact how dairy farmers operate now and in the future.
The PDPW Food & Policy Summit is a two-day collaborative event held Dec. 6-7, 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel in Madison, Wis. The summit is open for one-day or two-day registration, and will bring together innovative dairy farm owners, industry CEOs, food system executives and key decision makers and thought leaders from across the food value chain.
An impressive line-up of speakers will address challenging issues facing the dairy industry and agriculture. Presenters will include: Chad Vincent, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board; Matt McKnight, U.S. Dairy Export Council; Katrina Cravy, journalist and trainer; Michelle Johnson, former manager at the Associated Press; Linda Wenck, MorganMyers; Charlie Arnott, Center for Food Integrity; Dr. Allison Van Eenennaam, University of California-Davis; Dr. Frank Mitloehner, University of California-Davis; Dr. Randy Singer, University of Minnesota; and Dr. Mark Borchardt, USDA, and Michelle Johnson, of UW-Milwaukee.
“As a dairy farmer, I need to make decisions based not only on what is best for my business or my cows, but I also need to understand how those decisions can impact or be perceived by consumers,” said Mitch Breunig, PDPW Board Vice President and dairy farmer in Sauk City, Wis. “The PDPW Food & Policy Summit brings together a variety of ag producers, media, consumer, industry and regulatory policy viewpoints to discuss some of the most important issues in dairy farming and food production today.”
To learn more about the program and to register, visit www.pdpw.org or contact PDPW at 1-800-947-7379.
The PDPW Food & Policy Summit is an accredited training and offers up to 9.0 Dairy AdvanCE continuing education units (CEUs). To learn more or secure credits, visit www.DairyAdvance.org. Up to 11.4 CEUs are available to UW-School of Veterinary Medicine (UW-SVM),
DAIRY NEWS – From improving cow health and nutrition, to identifying industry-wide opportunities to build consumer trust, the Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) will be offering educational programs to dairy farmers and industry professionals this December.
As a producer-led group, PDPW trainings and events bring dynamic education in a variety of mediums to help farmers and industry professionals stay at the forefront of issues impacting their businesses and to be on the leading-edge of technologies and practices for managing today’s high-performing modern dairy farm.
December training and educational events include:
· Dec. 6-7, Madison, Wis. – Food & Policy Summit
· Dec. 12, Eau Claire, Wis. – Transition Cow Workshop
· Dec. 13, Appleton, Wis. – Transition Cow Workshop
· Dec. 20, Online – World Class Webinars: Dairy Economic Forecast & Trends
PDPW Transition Cow Workshop, Dec. 12 in Eau Claire, and Dec. 13 in Appleton, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., each day. Take your transition cow program from excellent to elite at this one-day workshop. Dr. Mike Van Amburgh from Cornell University, Dr. Heather White from UW-Madison, Dr. Katie Mrdutt with Food Armor Foundation, and Dr. John Garber from Valley Veterinary Clinic, will share the latest research on health, nutrition and management techniques that dairy owners, nutritionists and veterinarians can put to work immediately. Participants can earn up to 4.5 Dairy AdvanCE CE credits, up to 5 ARPAS CE credits, and up to 5.4 UW-SVM CE credits.
World Class Webinars: Dairy Economic Forecast and Trends, Dec. 20 from noon to 1 p.m. CT, via online webinar. Dan Basse, economist and president of AgResource Company, will bring his experience and expertise to provide insights on what’s ahead for the dairy industry in the U.S. and around the world. He will review numbers, trends and forecasts to give dairy producers and industry professionals economic insights as they look ahead to 2018 and beyond.
Dairy AdvanCE is the nation’s go-to resource for continuing education in dairy. Find vetted trainings from trusted education providers, track and manage CE credits, and report your CEs through your secure transcript. Subscribe and learn more at DairyAdvance.org or watch the video.