MSU 2012 Winter Dairy Program
“Making Labor the Most Productive Enterprise on the Farm”
The program will challenge participants to think about their relationships on the farm with employees and family members. It will prepare them to take their dairy operation to a new level of teamwork and business results.
Dates and Locations:
• February 20-21, 2012
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Monday Evening Session: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday Session: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
• February 22, 2012
Great Wolf Lodge, Traverse City, Michigan
Day Session: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Evening Session: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
• February 23-24, 2012
Bavarian Inn and Conference Center, Frankenmuth, Michigan
Thursday Evening Session: 6:30 - 8-30 p.m.
Friday Session: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Robert Milligan, Sr. Consultant, Dairy Strategies, Inc.
Professor Emeritus, Cornell University.
Other Featured Speakers:
Charles P. Contreras, PeopleFirst, Human Capital
Services of Pfizer Animal Health
Ron Erskine, Michigan State University
Richard Pursley, Michigan State University
Herb Bucholtz, Professor Emeritus,
Michigan State University
Stan Moore, MSU Extension Dairy Educator
Phil Durst, MSU Extension Dairy Educator
$125 per person, $210 per management team
(two people from same farm).
Go to http://bit.ly/dairylabormgt or contact ANR Event Management via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or call (517)-353-3175, ext. 229.
For more information contact: Phil Durst, 989-387-5346, Email: email@example.com; Stan Moore 231-533-8818, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farm business success in turbulent times
Learn what dairy managers must become to succeed today and into the future as family farm owners.
Employee involvement in the business
Hear how two progressive producers have involved employees in their business.
Quality control through employees
Develop the practical aspects of consistency and quality in herd management.
Labor management on the expanding
As a farm expands, it is important for the managers to grow and change the leadership, supervision and coaching of employees for success.
Supervisory skills for exceptional employee performance
Learn effective tools for supervising and leading your workforce from cutting-edge research, participant activities and examples.
Special Evening Session:
In addition to the daylong training the program will feature an evening session to foster discussion about family teamwork in management.
Michigan Dairy Review is published and mailed to all Michigan dairy farmers and individuals working in allied industries. With its ever increasing on-line presence, the MDR target audience has spread beyond Michigan and the U.S.; today electronic subscribers are located in places such as Australia, The Scandinavia, Italy, Mexico, Ireland, Peru, and New Zealand.
The MDR is the primary communications vehicle for research findings, extension programming, and teaching between faculty and staff in MSU dairy programs and the dairy industry. The MDR web site is paid for by the C. E. Meadows Endowment.