JUNEAU, Wis. — Professional Dairy Producers® – PDPW has released the speaker and content lineup for week seven of The Dairy Signal™. New to The Dairy Signal team, includes Mary Ledman, Global Sector Strategist for Dairy in the RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness Group, and Sandy Chalmers, State Executive Director for the USDA Wisconsin Farm Service Agency, along with colleague Tom Brandt, Farm Loan Chief.
Developed by fellow dairy farmers from the PDPW Board of Directors, The Dairy Signal is a weekly series of free educational episodes offering timely insights and resources for fellow producers and other food system professionals throughout the value chain.
Each episode, speakers of The Dairy Signal break down the day’s dairy business and market dynamics and offer tools to get farmers through the day and weeks ahead until the world stabilizes. The episodes air live from 12:00-1:00 PM CT each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; recorded sessions are available later in the day.
During The Dairy Signal this past Tuesday, Governor Tony Evers acknowledged, “Dairy is absolutely critical to Wisconsin’s landscape. Plain and simple, dairy is super essential – you’re part of the reason there is and will be a safe food supply available in Wisconsin.”
Our dairy industry and lives are changing daily and our need for timely and accurate business information is vital. Content on The Dairy Signal will be updated as new information becomes available.
Here is a look at this week’s presenters and topics:
Tuesday, May 19
Topic: Hear an update from Washington and what kind of direct assistance is coming to rural America. Episode presented by:
- Jim Mulhern, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF)
Wednesday, May 20
Topic: Discover how the global economy is impacting the agriculture industry today and gain insight on how the future may look down the road. Episode presented by:
- Mary Ledman, Global Sector Strategist for Dairy in the RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness Group
Thursday, May 21
Topic: Hear updates on the CARES Act and possible details on how to tap into federal funds and learn of existing programs available. Episode presented by:
- Sandy Chalmers, State Executive Director for the USDA Wisconsin Farm Service Agency
- Tom Brandt, Farm Loan Chief, USDA Wisconsin Farm Service Agency
All episodes are free and open to the public, accessible from www.pdpw.org. For more information, contact PDPW at 800-947-7379 or email email@example.com. Follow along digitally in advance of and during the sessions 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.
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