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The Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) host the PDPW Innovation Tours, Tuesday, July 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., departing from tour pick-up site at Fremont Citgo Travel Plaza, E7487 State Hwy 110 (exit 267), Fremont, Wis. Together, with fellow farmers and agribusiness, learn the innovative ideas, resources and solutions at work during roundtable discussions with host farm owners. Tour stops include: – Brooks Farm, Waupaca, Wis., where Ron Brooks and his daughters are continuing the family’s 160-year farming legacy. A newly constructed freestall barn features energy-saving ventilation system as well as precision parlor technology and automatic feed pushers with music playlists to prompt cows to come to the bunk. – Feltz Family Farms, Stevens Point, Wis., where Ken Feltz and his family welcome tourists to their farm and year-old retail store. The farm includes both a traditional parlor and robotic milker and enhancements to boost their relationships in the community, including a composting partnership with the village of Plover, Wis. Over lunch, Ron Brooks and Ken Feltz will participate in a roundtable discussion to share insights and answer questions from attendees. Space is limited and includes tour bus travel, refreshments and lunch. To learn more about the program and to register, visit www.pdpw.org or contact PDPW at 1-800-947-7379
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The Dairy Experience Forum is July 16-18 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minn. The forum’s unique program will facilitate conversation and learning opportunities among farmers, dairy experts and partners as they discuss useful insights and ideas that can be used to help ensure a successful future for dairy. Key speaker highlights include: – United States Dairy Export Council CEO Tom Vilsack will share how USDEC is addressing ways U.S. dairy products can better meet the needs and preferences of international consumers. – Former Google executive, Steve Lerch will highlight how digital transformation is impacting consumer’s food and health decisions. – National Pork Board CEO Bill Even will participate in a corporate social responsibility panel with leaders from food and agriculture industries who set a high bar in demonstrating best practices. – Generational consultant Jeff Fromm will discuss how generational differences are changing buying habits and put attendees into the consumer mindset. – An E-commerce panel will share how companies use creative approaches to capitalize on online food sales predicted to grow by 15 to 20 percent of total sales in 2022. To see the full agenda and register, visit DairyExperienceForum.com.
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End Time: 12:00 AM
Dairy farmers, allied members of the dairy community and guests are invited to attend the annual policy picnics July 17-18, at four locations over two days on member-farms. Each policy picnic will include a meal, briefing on state and federal issues, networking and an optional farm tour. Dairy Business Association (DBA) and Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative are co-hosting these free events. State policy discussion will include budget, driver’s card, transportation, dairy innovation hub, nutrient trading and more. Federal discussion will focus on trade, immigration reform, labeling issues, school milk and farm bill. Speakers include John Holevoet, Aaron Stauffacher and Chad Zulegar from DBA/Edge and Mike Torrey from Michael Torrey Assoc., Wash. D.C. Food and refreshments will be provided. RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Maria Woldt with any questions at mwoldt@dairyforward.com or (608) 577-4345
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Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 1:00 PM
Everyone is welcome to come and learn more about the Normande breed during the North American Normande Association Field Day, July 20 in Neosho, Wis. View cattle, meet Normande breeders, and listen to guest speakers. Schedule includes: Meet and greet, 10-10:30 a.m.; barn tour/cattle viewing, 10:30-12 p.m.; lunch, 12-1 p.m.; guest speakers, 1-2 p.m. Visit www.normandeassociation.com
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