PDPW explains new business conference location

A Wisconsin-based farm organization is returning to in-person events after COVID-19 forced them to move their business conference online a year ago.  Shelly Mayer with the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin tells Brownfield farmers, and their families have mixed feelings about getting together in mid-March. “We’ve got folks from almost the time of the shutdown were like, get us information and get us back together and how can we do this and think out of the box to folks that are like, look, I’m caring for my elderly parents and I would love to attend something, but virtual is the only way that I can go.”

Mayer says with tight COVID restrictions for crowds at their usual location in Madison’s Alliant Energy Center, PDPW had to consider a larger, safer site. “These decisions had to be made last summer. It takes a good year to put together the business conference and if we’re going to go in person, where would be a place that we would feel safe?”

The two-day business conference moved to the Kalahari at Wisconsin Dells, where local COVID ordinances allow more than 25 people indoors and 100 people outdoors.  It begins on March 17th.

Mayer says to keep businesses and the dairy community moving and to provide the best products to consumers, it is important to keep their continuing education programs going. 

The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin serves more than two thousand members in thirty-two states.

PDPW Executive Director Shelly Mayer discusses the changes in the upcoming PDPW Business Conference with Brownfield’s Larry Lee

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