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Two Upcoming Trainings from PDPW

We are highlighting two exceptional trainings that will position dairy farmers and industry for success as we walk in uncertain times with tight margins, changing policy, and consumer demands.

PDPW Dairy Food & Policy Summit – Dec. 19-20, 2018 (Madison, Wis.)

Two-Day Event to Feature National, State Experts on Food, Trade, Environmental Topics DAIRY NEWS – For the dairy industry, 2018 has been a whirlwind year of economic, trade, and regulatory policy news that have impacted international markets and local farms. The 2018 PDPW Food & Policy Summit presented by The Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) will provide an opportunity for farmers, ag and food industry professionals and policy-makers to come together to understand and discuss the complex dynamics that impact everything from global demand to consumer preferences for dairy products.

The Summit is a two-day collaborative event to be held Dec. 19-20, 2018, 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 department executives and key decision makers and thought leaders from across the food value chain.

“We’re looking forward to two days packed with top-notch speakers and perspectives on some of the most important topics for our state’s farmers, economy and communities,” said Shelly Mayer, Executive Director of PDPW. “The Dairy Food & Policy Summit brings together a variety of viewpoints to ensure that we are all in step with changing markets, regulatory policies and consumer trends.”

A full slate of experts will present and lead panel discussions during the event. Speakers will include: Sheila Harsdorf, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture; Matt McKnight, U.S. Dairy Export Council; Bill Even, National Pork Board; Chad Vincent, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin; Dan Basse, AgResource Company; Linda Wenck, MorganMyers; Mary Anne Lowndes, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; Mike Gilberston, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; Eric Cooley, UW Discovery Farms; Emily Yeiser Stepp, FARM Program; and Chase DeCoite, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.

To learn more about the program and to register, visit www.pdpw.org or contact PDPW at 1-800-947-7379. Follow along digitally in advance of and during the event by following @dairyPDPW and using #FoodandPolicy2018 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

PDPW Dairy Economic Forecast Webinar – Nov. 21, 2018 (Online, Webinar)

Dan Basse Will Share U.S. and Global Market Insights in PDPW World Class Webinar DAIRY NEWS

What’s in store for 2019 dairy markets in the U.S. and around the world? The next PDPW World Class Webinar – Dairy Economic Forecast & Upcoming Trends presented by Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) on Wed., Nov. 21, will provide insights for dairy farmers and allied industry.

Dan Basse, president of Ag Resource Company, will be the featured speaker in this market management webinar, held 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. CT. Participants who register can watch the session live or will receive a fully recorded version to watch at their leisure.

From trade and tariffs to slaughter projections and milk flows to harvest reports, dairy markets are impacted by a complex array of factors. Basse will bring his experience in dairy economics to provide a perspective on how trends in the U.S. and around the world will impact supplies and ultimately markets for the rest of 2018 and 2019.

“As a dairy producer, it can be challenging to stay up to date on all of the news and events around the world that impact U.S. markets and my farm’s bottom line,” said Jay Heeg of Heeg Brothers Dairy in Colby, Wis. “Basse will bring together the most important trends and updates in a fast-paced, 60-minute webinar to give our team the insights needed to make good decisions through 2019.”

Registration is open for the Nov. 21 Webinar by visiting www.pdpw.org or contacting PDPW at 1-800-947-7379. Participants who have registered can watch the sessions live or on demand to watch at their leisure.

All past PDPW World Class Webinars are available on the PDPW Webinar Library. To access the library of resources, visit https://pdpw.org/webinar-library/.

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