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As dairy's premier educational event, the Professional Dairy Producers 2016 PDPW Business Conference will not hold back.

Look to gain strategies and tools needed to prepare your dairy business for success? The industry's leading experts and most progressive farmers will share the latest information and technologies to inspire the world of dairy for great innovations. This year's event will take place March 16-17 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.

The 2016 PDPW Business Conference will provide the best industry leaders and most progressive dairy farmers to deliver the nation's advanced variety of dairy resources and solutions to help the farm thrive this year and into the future. Here is just a glimpse at what this year's premier event holds:

·Dan Basse, president of AgResource Company, will discuss the dynamic changing world in which dairymen market their products and lead a panel discussion featuring two international dairy producers from France and Germany.

·Dr. Mark Stephenson, director of dairy policy analysis at UW-Madison, will explore options for changing current milk pricing formulas.

·Tom Thibedeau, Viterbo University's distinguished professor of servant leadership, will enable attendees to pinpoint their purpose and drive their teams to success.

·Charlie Arnot, CEO of the Center for Food Integrity, will moderate a panel on connecting with consumers and take a look inside the retail industry.

·Dr. Bruce Jones, director of the Renk Agribusiness Institute and Professor of Agricultural Economics, UW-Madison, will share key factors to consider when purchasing or leasing land.

·Dr. Allan Gray, director of the Center for Food and Agricultural Business at Purdue University, will advise on wise investments and highlight management strategies to deal with tight dairy margins.

The PDPW Business Conference offers dairymen and industry professionals alike a wealth of resources. With its breakout sessions, hands-on labs, learning lounges, keynote speakers and tradeshow, it is the must-attend event for dairies of all sizes and farm practices. Conference registration is open to all dairymen and industry professionals and can be completed online, via mail or by phone.

To learn more about the 2016 PDPW Business Conference, view the full agenda, and register, visit www.pdpw.org or contact PDPW at 1-800-947-7379.

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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