JUNEAU, Wis. — This week’s episodes of The Dairy Signal from Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) will look to the future for dairy producers’ farms, animals and finances. On Tuesday, the discussion will center on opportunities and risks with automation and ag machinery. Wednesday’s “Rising Stars – Graduate Research Showcase” will consider automated calf feeders and feeding behavior, and the Thursday episode will feature discussion on retirement strategies for dairy producers.
Zinpro Corporation is the sponsor of all episodes of The Dairy Signal during November.
Here are more details:
Tuesday, November 29
A new generation of automation in agricultural machines and equipment has the potential to mitigate labor shortfalls across the dairy industry. However, the promise of these new technologies also comes with risks. Join the discussion for an overview of what’s ahead and how it might impact farms of every size. Episode presenter will be:
- Dr. John Shutske, Professor and Extension Specialist in Biological Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wednesday, November 30
Tune in to the November “Rising Stars – Graduate Research Showcase” episode to hear about research connecting calves’ feeding behavior and health, and the potential for artificial intelligence and data from automatic calf feeders and other technologies to diagnose and monitor disease in calves. Sponsored by Balchem, the episode presenter will be:
- Dr. Melissa Cantor, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph
Thursday, December 1
Year-end tax planning is at the top of many dairy producers minds now. Hear about short- and long-term strategies for retirement savings, and learn the right questions to ask when considering off-farm investments. Episode presenter will be:
- Sarah Wiersma, Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC
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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