Matt Lewis: Biden’s mandate – don’t be Donald Trump

By Mary Hookham for DBA For a political commentator, the past few years have been a gold mine. So, Matt Lewis had plenty of nuggets to share with Dairy Strong conference attendees who watched a virtual question-and-answer session on Jan. 21. From views on the tumultuous years of the Trump administration to predictions about President […]

Partnerships move dairy community forward on environmental goals

By Mary Hookham for DBA As environmental improvement goals become more defined in the dairy community, partnerships are proving to be powerful tools. Through a joint effort involving partners such as the Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance and The Nature Conservancy, the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy is working to meet new environmental stewardship goals and […]

Maybe messy at first, manure digesters can pay off

By Mary Hookham for DBA Dairy farmers are always searching for ways to diversify and add value to their businesses. Many are quickly seeing benefits of using manure as an alternative revenue source. With 10 years of experience working with the compressed natural gas (CNG) industry, Brian Dolski, chief financial officer of Pagel Family Businesses […]

Farmers, processors work to strengthen relationships

By Mary Hookham for DBA Customers’ changing demands from food producers are driving the importance of strong working relationships between dairy farmers and milk processors. Participants in a panel discussion today at the Dairy Business Association’s Dairy Strong conference used words like trust and transparency to describe the essential elements. They build a shared understanding […]

Sheahan: Farmers can turn change into advantage

By Mary Hookham for DBA Peter Sheahan is an expert when it comes to taking advantage of business trends and new market opportunities. Those opportunities are available even when times are uncertain, and maybe even more so, the best-selling author and global consultant to companies like Microsoft and Goldman Sachs insists. Sheahan encouraged attendees today […]

Hiring, management tools boost success on dairy farms

By Mary Hookham for DBA As 2021 gets underway, farmers are dealing with familiar issues, things like up-and-down milk prices and weather. Increasingly, the challenge of finding and keeping quality employees is becoming one of the standard issues as well. But while milk prices and weather are out of a farmer’s control, there is something […]

Expert: Farmers must take steps to protect from activists

By Mary Hookham for DBA Hundreds of animal rights activist groups are influencing the way farmers do business around the globe. As these activists become even more organized and their tactics evolve, agriculture advocates are encouraging farmers to protect themselves from damaging consequences. “Animal rights activists hope to bring an end to animal agriculture and […]

Media registration open for Dairy Strong conference

MEDIA AVISORY — FOR PLANNING PURPOSES Jan. 13, 2021 Contact: Jamie Mara (920) 209-3990 | jmara@dairyforward.com Media registration open for Dairy Strong conference Dairy Business Association virtual event set for Jan. 19-21 GREEN BAY, Wis. — Registration for DBA’s annual Dairy Strong conference is open for journalists, and the virtual event will include opportunities for […]

Dairy Business Association sets Dairy Strong speakers, programs

Dairy Business Association sets Dairy Strong speakers, programs Conference looks forward through innovation, sustainability GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Dairy Business Association today announced the program lineup and keynote speakers for Dairy Strong, one of the Midwest’s premiere conferences for the dairy community, on Jan. 19-21. The conference, which will be virtual, will bring together […]