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Upcoming Events for Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin
July 18, 2014

The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW) announces up-coming events.

TAUGHT EXCLUSIVELY IN SPANISH: 3 ONE-DAY DAIRY OBSTETRICS WORKSHOPS are slated for August. Each workshop will cover the birthing process for the safe delivery of a healthy calf, with workers receiving hands-on time in the maternity pen coached by Oscar Duarte, DVM. Attendees will also learn how to handle the challenges posed by compromised cows in a session led by Bob Leder, DVM. In addition, farm safety information will be shared by Yuarny Ninco Sanchez, National Farm Medicine Center’s community outreach trainer. This workshop, delivered by bilingual trainers, is ideal for every person on your O.B. team and those you want to prepare to join this important team. Workshop dates are:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 19, Emerald Dairy, Emerald, Wis.;
  • Wednesday, Aug. 20, Central Sands Dairy, Nekoosa, Wis.;
  • Thursday, Aug. 21, Rosendale Dairy, Pickett, Wis.

Start time is 9:45 a.m., wrapping up by 4 p.m. All individuals will receive a completion certificate. Registration deadline is Sunday, Aug. 17. To register or for additional information click here.

TAKE YOUR SPANISH-SPEAKING CALF CARE HANDLERS TO THE NEXT LEVEL by enrolling them in one of three one-day Calf Care workshops. Each workshop will cover the critical first two weeks of a calf’s life, with sessions delivered by three bilingual trainers. The workshop dates are:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 26, Norm-E-Lane, Chili, Wis.;
  • Wednesday, Aug. 27, Sunburst Dairy, Belleville, Wis.;
  • Thursday, Aug. 28, Sunset Farms, Allenton, Wis.

Using live calves and cows, the ever-popular Oscar Duarte DVM will focus on newborn protocols, when and how much to feed calves, tube and bottle feeding and much more. Yurany Ninco Sanchez, National Farm Medicine Center’s community outreach trainer, will provide information focused on protecting handlers from injury and accidents while Bob Leder, DVM, will address transporting and carrying a newborn calf in a safe manner, euthanasia and more. Workshop start time is 9:45 a.m., wrapping up by 4 p.m. All individuals will receive a completion certificate. Registration deadline is Sunday, Aug. 24. To register or for additional information click here.

CALLING ALL ELECTED OFFICIALS, COMMUNITY LEADERS, conservation officials, dairy farmers, neighbors of dairy farmers and citizens interested in keeping Wisconsin communities vibrant and green: Participate in one of four ACE On-the Farm Twilight meetings sponsored jointly by the Wisconsin Counties Association, Wisconsin Towns Association and Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin. ACE stands for Agricultural Community Engagement, and that’s exactly what we’ll do at these meetings — engage in quality discussions about modern agriculture in today’s communities. Bring a non-farm friend or an elected official from your community. The meetings are FREE, starting at 6 p.m. and concluding at 8:30 p.m. Each meeting includes a tour of the host dairy followed by a facilitated discussion focused on how farming, the dairy industry and communities can work together to grow stronger and better together. Take your pick of four locations across the state:

  • Monday, Aug. 18, Wagner Farms, Hank & Pam Wagner Family, Oconto Falls, Wis.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 26, Norm-E-Lane, Meissner Families, Chili, Wis.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 27, Sunburst Dairy, Brian & Yogi Brown Family, Belleville, Wis.;
  • Thursday, Aug. 28, Sunset Farms Inc., Wolf Family, Allenton, Wis.

To reserve a space at any of the five ACE On-the-Farm Twilight meetings, please contact the Wisconsin Towns Association at 715-526-3157 or email them at wtowns@frontiernet.net. Walk-ins are welcome. Click here for a flyer.

 


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