The event will begin on Monday, Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. with a Welcome Reception at the Holiday Inn Valley View, 3315 Ordway Dr NW, Roanoke, Virginia, with tours planned for the following morning, beginning at 7:30 a.m. and concluding on November 9 at 8 p.m.
Dr. David Kohl, leading dairy economist, financial expert, and professor emeritus from Virginia Tech University, will lead the tour of his Homestead Creamery and Stoney Brook Farm. We will tour seven additional dairy farms, traveling from the northeast to the southwest, through the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains, where dairy farms combine generations of history with leading edge technologies. Dairy farmers will learn from their peers and see firsthand how dairy farmers in the “Old Dominion” state take charge and successfully manage their thriving and innovative dairy businesses.
Space is limited to the first 50 dairy farmers. Registration includes the welcome reception, three nights’ lodging, eight meals, tour transportation and training materials. Tour participants will be responsible for their own airfare.
The PDPW Dairy Tours - Virginia is an accredited training and offers up to 18.0 Dairy AdvanCE continuing education units (CEUs). To learn more or secure credits, visit www.DairyAdvance.org. Up to 21.6 CEUs are available to UW-School of Veterinary Medicine (UW-SVM).
Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) is the nation's largest dairy producer-led organization of its kind, focusing on producer professionalism, stakeholder engagement and unified outreach to share ideas, solutions, resources and experiences that help dairy producers succeed."