Feb. 5 2020
It’s that time of year again: YDLI Graduation! It’s a long, strenuous journey, but it is worth every minute of it
March 1 2016
Young farmers need opportunities to develop leadership skills. We all know that dairy farmers wear many hats. I spent the last several days wearing my leader hat. First, while finishing Phase III of the...
Feb. 23 2016
Learning is a lifelong process and the Young Dairy Leaders Institute helped speed up that process. Today, I hop on a plane to finish Phase III of the Young Dairy Leaders Institute in sunny Phoenix, Arizona....
June 5 2012
Dairy leadership program will now be held more frequently. The time for leadership in the dairy industry becomes more critical as producer numbers decline and the number of consumers grow. Fortunately,...
March 7 2012
Humanizing animals (or anthropomorphizing, in a word) may seem like the right thing to do. But unless we keep humans exceptional, what could happen? Sure, calves are cute. Cows can be nice. And bulls might...
March 6 2012
Well-spoken young professionals, both producers and allied industry, participated in leadership training in Albuquerque, N.M. They were exposed to break-out sessions, media training, and a panel discussion...
Sept. 20 2011
While it's not June, it's always in season to promote dairy. The Young Dairy Leaders Institute began in 1994 with its first class of young leaders. Some class participants were dairy producers, while others...
April 20 2010
Advocacy for the dairy industry and agriculture isn't always easy. It takes courage to stand up to what might not be the popular majority. But, one program for dairy industry enthusiasts is teaching the...