This is what commitment looks like.
These are the people and companies who support dairy farmers and continuous improvement for the dairy industry. They hold the dairy farmers in high regard. Many have walked with us year after year.
While we think these companies receive value for their sponsorship dollar (interacting with the best-of-the-best dairy producers), we know that they support us in principle as well. They believe in producer leadership, and they place high value on lifelong education for those involved in the dairy industry.
We deeply respect their commitment to us. It is by this partnership that we continue to build a strong industry filled with capable professionals.
If you interact with any of these companies, please thank them for supporting PDPW.
– VISION SPONSORS –
We support PDPW because of their commitment to moving the dairy industry forward, being a powerful ‘voice’ and providing all dairy farmers with educational opportunities and more. At Compeer Financial, supporting dairy farmers is a big part of what we do, partnering together to develop financial strategies that meet their goals. Ultimately, our success depends on their success. And PDPW plays an important role in helping to cultivate that knowledge and success. – Steve Schwoerer, Senior Dairy Lending Specialist
– MISSION SPONSORS –
American Foods Group
Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin
Land O' Lakes
Land O Lakes, Inc. is proud to be a founding Mission Sponsor of PDPW. As a farmer-owned cooperative, we share PDPW’s mission of advancing our industry to meet evolving customer and consumer needs – and ultimately help feed the growing global population. The educational and leadership opportunities provided by PDPW helps reinforce dairy farmers’ longstanding reputation as committed stewards of their land and animals, and trusted producers of the highest quality milk. – Glenda Gehl, Master Dairy Advisor Program Director, Member Relations
The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin is a rare, one-of-a-kind organization: farmer led, forward-thinking leaders who drive change through education for the betterment of dairy farmers, the food system and consumers. From ensuring food safety to your passion for cow care and respect for natural resources, PDPW helps dairy farmers not only stay in step with but also build trusted relationships with customers and consumers. As dairy’s professional development organization, PDPW is about helping enable continuous improvement at the farm-level. It’s not hard to want to support and get behind something like that, especially when our own roots are in dairy. Thank you for the opportunity to sponsor and serve you! – Linda Wenck, Principal Director, Corporate Affairs & Social Responsibility
Professional Dairy Producers Foundation
The Professional Dairy Producers Foundation is a mission sponsor of PDPW because we believe that education is the key to healthy and vibrant dairy communities. PDPW fulfills that promise by providing programs that are consistent with the Foundation strategic vision of a professional, proactive and prepared dairy community. PDPW is the perfect platform for the Foundation to focus support in these key areas: raising up the next generation of the dairy community and maintaining public trust in dairy’s people and products. – Brian Forrest, Board Chair and dairy owner, Maple Ridge Dairy