Since beginning work in the fall of 2011, Bozic’s research projects have included analysis of demand for fluid milk, a feasibility study of acid whey utilization, dairy risk management analysis, farm bill dairy policy evaluation and much more. “When we envisioned a world-class dairy economist position more than five years ago, this is exactly how we saw success,” said Mike Kruger, CEO of Midwest Dairy. “It’s a three-way partnership where everyone wins.”
PDPW schedules events
The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW) have scheduled several dairy-related programs. They include:
• Dairy producers who have built a successful business can develop strategies for transitioning ownership and management to the next generation at PDPW’s Business Transition Workshops. The workshop will be offered in two locations: Feb. 11 in Cashton, Wis., and Feb. 12 in Fond du Lac, Wis. Both sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. Featured speakers include Dr. Deb Houden, Director of the UW Family Business Center and a consultant with Family Business Consulting Group. She specializes in helping family-owned businesses with communication, transition and next-generation development. Also, Attorney George Twohig, with the agricultural law firm of Twohig Rietbrock Schneider & Hallbach S.C., will explain how farm transfers start early and continue through a series of actions. For details and registration information, visit www.pdpw.org, or call the PDPW office at 800-947-7379.
• An educational seminar, “Growing Together, Growing Stronger,” will be held Feb. 19, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Madison Hotel, Madison, Wis. The seminar is jointly sponsored by the Wisconsin Counties Association, Wisconsin Towns Association and Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW) as part of the Agriculture Community Engagement (ACE) program. It will address county, state and national governmental and environmental issues impacting Wisconsin dairy producers and communities.
To register, call the Wisconsin Towns Association at (715) 526-3157. A detailed seminar brochure is available by contacting the Wisconsin Towns Association, or at www.pdpw.org.
• A PDPW World Class Webinar series featuring Dr. Deb Houden, Director, University of Wisconsin Family Business Center and a consultant at The Family Business Consulting Group, continues in February and March. The series is designed to help dairy producers and other industry professionals address issues unique to family farm businesses, including working successfully with family members and transitioning responsibilities to the next generation. Remaining sessions are set for Feb. 26 and March 19, both noon-1 p.m. Register by calling PDPW at 800-947-7379 or visiting www.pdpw.org. Registered participants can watch a fully recorded version of the webinar after the event at their convenience.