PDPW plans marketing series
Understanding marketing strategies and tools can help grow your dairy's profitability. The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW) will host a six-session series to help producers understand those strategies and tools, beginning Jan. 30.
Lead instructor Carl Babler will cover:
• • Understanding agricultural commodity markets and marketing
• • Developing an effective marketing plan
• • Basics of market analysis
• • Understanding and utilizing cash, futures and options markets
• • What marketers and hedgers should know
All classes will be held at Blackhawk Technical College, Janesville, Wis.
The first class in the 2014 series is Jan. 30, with remaining course dates decided by participants. Cost is $450 per farm (maximum two individuals per farm).
For more information, phone 800-947-7379 or click HERE.
Dairy technology meeting set at Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Extension will host a “Dairy Modernization Meeting: Technology … Friend or Foe”, Jan. 30, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at The Ravine, Green Bay, Wis.
The day’s agenda includes:
• Jack Rodenburg, retired from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Extension Service, will share his “baker’s dozen” principles for robotic barn design or renovation. as well as practical advice for start-up and day-to-day management.
• David Kammel, UW-Madison/UW-Extension Biological Systems Engineer, will talk about calf barn ventilation and management. including positive pressure ventilation systems in calf barn facilities.
• Eric Ronk, UW-Extension Calumet County Agriculture Agent, will present the 2013 ICPA Report, which focuses on the economic costs and labor efficiencies associated with raising dairy herd replacements on Wisconsin dairy farms.
• After lunch, a question-and-answer session will be held with local producers who currently use robotic milkers or automatic calf feeders.