Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Enrollment

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Event Details


January 31 - February 1, 2017


Country Inn & Suites
130 North Main Street
Mount Morris, NY 14510


Northwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops

Libby Eiholzer

Pre-Registration Deadline: October 15, 2016

The Academy for Dairy Executives - Country Inn & Suites

January 31 - February 1, 2017

The Academy for Dairy Executives - Country Inn & Suites

Cornell Cooperative Extension and PRO-DAIRY invite you to apply for a three part educational program in Western New York. The Academy is an opportunity for progressive dairy producers and agri-service personnel to:
  • Improve leadership and management skills necessary to operate a successful dairy business during volatile times
  • Learn from and interact with other producers and dairy professionals
  • Gain a better understanding of the fast-changing dairy industry
  • Develop skills necessary to lead your dairy business into the future

What you will learn:
  • Session 1: How management, personality and economics intersect at the farm level and using budgeting to help managers focus on what is within their control.
  • Session 2: Focusing management with mission and vision using budgets and risk management tools within the context of a family business striving to engage employees for operation success.
  • Session 3: Taking control of the business by managing profits, evaluating financial performance, implementing operating procedures, and proposing change as management transitions to a new generation.
Class size is limited to 30 dairy professionals to maximize the small group interaction and peer-to-peer learning. Applications will be accepted until October 15, 2016. Qualified applicants will be selected in order of receipt of application. Guaranteed reservation into the program occurs when the first installment is received.



Joan Sinclair Petzen at 585-786-2251 or

Libby Eiholzer at 607-793-4847 or

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