JUNEAU, Wis. — Episodes of The Dairy Signal from Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) this week will tackle challenging and important topics for today’s dairies. Tune in on Tuesday to discuss barriers in farm-transition planning and hear an update on the DAIRI platform to help farmers better connect and use their farm data on Wednesday. The Thursday episode will focus on keeping kids of all ages safe on the farm.
Details for each episode include:
Tuesday, July 19
Tune in to hear about some of the most common obstacles in transition planning and important steps to manage through them. Discover strategies to prepare family members for the planning process and what to look for in an advisor. Episode presenters will be:
- Liz Griffith, Market Development, Human Resource Consultant, Encore Consultants
- Tim Schaefer, CFP, Certified Family Business Advisor, Certified Professional Business Coach, Encore Consultants
Wednesday, July 20
Learn about the DAIRI platform developed at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, including how producers can use the program to understand and benchmark key production numbers such as income over feed cost. Episode presenters will be:
- Dr. Andrew Bohnhoff, Director of Forage and Nutrition, Prairie Estates Genetics
- Dr. Austin Polebitski, PhD, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UW-Platteville
Thursday, July 21
Whether helping with chores, playing outside or working a summer job, children from toddlers to teens often spend more time on the farm during the summer months. Learn how to prepare farms for having young children around and explore what distractions could lead children to unsafe situations and how to prevent them. Episode presenter will be:
- Melissa Ploeckelman, Outreach Specialist, National Farm Medicine Center at Marshfield Clinic Research Institute
The Dairy Signal™ is a weekly series of free educational episodes offering insights and resources for fellow dairy farmers and other food system professionals throughout 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 later in the day. All episodes of The Dairy Signal are accessible at www.pdpw.org.
For more information, contact PDPW at 800-947-7379 or by emailing email@example.com. Join the conversation digitally by following @dairyPDPW and using #TheDairySignal on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
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