Did you know Maryland & Virginia hosts a monthly webinar for members? Join us for one of our upcoming sessions.
Noon, EDT, April 22 - R.E.S.E.T-ING the Dairy Industry to Attract and Retain Employees – One of the most important resources on a farm is its workforce. While it may not be easy to find people willing to work long hours — especially long hours of performing the physically demanding task of milking cows — it is worth every effort to attract and retain people to work on our dairies. With the right conditions and the right tools, employees will see the dairy industry as a unique place that supports and cares about them.
Speaker: Jorge Delgado, Talent Development Expert with Alltech, is originally from Ecuador. He Jorge comes from a family of dairy farmers and he received his bachelor’s degree in agriculture and dairy science from EARTH University in Costa Rica. Afterward, he returned to Ecuador, where he worked in the dairy industry to represent a genetic company through consulting, sales and training. In 2002, Jorge moved to the U.S., where he worked for 10 years on multiple dairies as a herd manager. He has also worked with Elanco's Dairy Training Program, focusing on empowering dairy workers.
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Noon, EDT, May 20 – Market Outlook – Commodity Risk Analyst Katie Burgess will dive into the latest happenings in the domestic and global markets, and what the forecast looks like for dairy. The COVID-19 outbreak has caused considerable volatility in the marketplace. The impact has been fast, and markets are still responding. Join us in May for a better perspective on dairy markets the last half of the year.
Speaker: Katie Burgess, Commodity Risk Analyst with Roger W Blimling, Inc., developed a passion for the dairy industry while growing up on a Wisconsin dairy farm and joined the Blimling team in 2012. She now works directly with clients across the dairy supply chain – including producers, processors, and multi-national end-users – to build and execute risk management strategies. She also tracks on-farm margins across the US and closely monitors global milk production economics. She holds a Master’s Degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics and a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Business Management, both from the University of Wisconsin.
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Take note each webinar starts at noon and members must register in advance. Members can participate by phone, computer, tablet or mobile device. Every webinar is recorded, and the recordings are made available in the members only portal under resources.