JUNEAU, Wis. — As 2022 winds down, episodes of the The Dairy Signal from Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) will focus on employee safety and planning for the dairy’s future. On Tuesday, tune in for tips and recommendations to keep the entire dairy team safe during cold weather. The Wednesday episode will review key elements of the business transition planning process, and Thursday will feature a discussion on lending from the perspective of two experienced bankers.
Here’s a closer look:
Tuesday, December 13
As temperatures drop and snow begins to fall, ensure your entire team stays safe and healthy during the winter season. Tune in for the training, equipment and resources you need to prevent dehydration, frostbite, hypothermia and other cold-weather hazards. Episode presenter will be:
- Jim Versweyveld, MS, Farm Management Outreach Specialist, Division of Extension, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wednesday, December 14
Take a deep dive into business transition planning, including what a business transition plan should include, best practices, timelines and strategies for succession plans in passing the baton to the next generation. In addition, attorney Twohig will spotlight family considerations including how prenuptial agreements impact transition planning. Episode presenter will be:
- George Twohig, Partner and Attorney at Twohig, Rietbrock, Schneider & Halbach Law Office
Thursday, December 15
Learn about farm lending from the other side of the banker’s desk in this episode. Two experienced lenders join us to share their perspectives on the processes, rules and parameters in lending decisions and how farmers can better prepare for discussions about loans and financial operations. Episode presenters will be:
- Jim Moriarty, Director Dairy Lending and Dairy Consulting, Compeer Financial
- Dave Coggins, SVP Ag Banking, Nicolet National Bank
The Dairy Signal® is a weekly series of educational episodes offering insights and resources for fellow dairy farmers and other food-system professionals across the value chain. Developed by dairy farmers and members of the Professional Dairy Producers® Board of Directors, the episodes air live from 12:00-1:00 PM CT each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Live sessions offer attendees the opportunity to engage in open Q&A with the speakers; recorded sessions are available shortly after episodes are aired. Access all previously broadcasted sessions at www.pdpw.org.
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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.
— Professional Dairy Producers