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PDPWThe Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) is committed to bringing dairymen and the industry the tools they need to enhance their businesses. The next year's educational program and event calendar is packed with the educational events and elite training opportunities that are key to assisting dairy farmers and industry professionals alike in strategically managing their businesses for success.

As their longest running and core event, the 2017 Annual Business Conference will mark the 25th Anniversary of PDPW. It is scheduled for March 15-16 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisc. and will once again feature industry leading speakers and panels along with hands-on learning opportunities. The National Dairy Leaders Coalition and the Cornerstone Dairy Academy will also be held in conjunction with the Annual Business Conference.

Another one of these exclusive training events is the Managers Dairy Academy for Professionals, which will take place in San Diego, Calif., from January 17-19. This high level training event brings professionals, including CEOs, dairy owners and managers, industry directors, processors, marketers and distributors together for a unique touring and learning experience.

Along with these core educational events and programs, the calendar also includes the increasing popular Youth Leadership Derby for teens, World Class Webinar Series focused on industry relevant events, a Food and Policy Summit that will bring together dairy farmers and food system leaders and a variety of other tours and meetings focused on educating the dairy community and beyond.

To learn more about any of these above highlighted events and to view the full 2016-2017 PDPW Educational Program and EventCalendar, visit or contact PDPW at 1-800-947-7379.

Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) is the nation's largest dairy producer-led, grassroots organization of its kind, focusing on education, networking and professional development to shares ideas, solutions, resources and experiences that help dairy producers succeed.

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