How Do Farms Find Life-Work-Family Balance

Episodes in next week’s Dairy Signal™ from Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) will focus on hot-button topics for today’s dairy producers: coordinating the life-work-family balancing act, managing off-farm financial choices and bi-weekly market and industry news update.

Whether you join us live at noon from a tractor or afterward by tuning into a recording, we look forward to sharing these resources with you.

Here’s a closer look at each day’s episode:

Tuesday, May 10

A dairy farmer panel will share perspectives on balancing the many obligations of business and family. Clark and Pollack will share their strategies for managing stress, schedules and more – and the live Q&A gives listeners the chance to ask their burning questions. Episode presenters:

·        Janet Clark, Dairy Farmer and Co-Owner, Vision Aire Farm LLC, Eldorado, Wis.

·        Chris Pollack, Dairy Farmer, Pollack-Vu Dairy, Ripon, Wis.

Wednesday, May 11
How should today’s dairy farmers approach investing in off-farm assets such as retirement accounts, life insurance and all the other options? Tune in for discussion of how much should be set aside and which investments are the right fit for farm families. Episode presenters:

·        Brian Hoskens, Vice President of Agricultural Banking and Senior Lender, Nicolet National Bank

·        P.J. Madson, Senior Vice President of Wealth Management, Nicolet National Bank

Thursday, May 5

Hear an update on the latest market and industry news impacting dairy and agricultural markets in the bi-weekly market update episode.  Episode presenter:

·        Dan Basse, President of AgResource Company

The Dairy Signal™ is a weekly series of free educational episodes offering insights and resources for fellow dairy farmers and other food-system professionals throughout the value chain. Developed by dairy farmers and members of the Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) Board of Directors, the episodes air live from 12:00-1:00 PM CT each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Live sessions offer attendees the opportunity to engage in open Q&A with the speakers; recorded sessions are available later in the day. All Dairy Signal episodes are accessible through