More Dairy Insights From PDPW

Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) announces the line-up of speakers for week 72 of The Dairy Signal™ educational programs. Episodes will include updates on the upcoming corn silage harvest, a showcase of graduate research and an in-depth presentation on keeping the mind and body healthy. Here’s a look at the upcoming presenters and topics:

Tuesday, August 24
Topic: With corn silage harvest right around the corner, hear projections for harvest timing and quality testing and learn about InField Updates to provide free updates on silage moisture and quality in your region. Also learn helpful tips from an experienced nutritionist for developing a cost-effective plan if forage quality or yield is limited.  Episode presenters include:
⦁ Dr. John Goeser, PhD, Director of Nutritional Research & Innovation at Rock River Lab, Inc., and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Dairy Science Department at UW-Madison
⦁ Bill Reyes, Consultant and Owner, Royal Ag Services, Canyon, TX

Wednesday, August 25
Topic: Graduate research showcase will focus on translating and evaluating applications of novel concepts on dairy farms, including meta-analysis of studies with wet corn gluten feed, assessing whether Enogen corn silage is ready to feed more quickly post-harvest than conventional silage, econometric analysis of different approaches to dairy farm expansion and commercial farm assessment of post-calving inflammation and associations with health and productivity. Episode presenters include:
⦁ Dr. Barry Bradford, Clint Meadows Endowed Chair in Dairy Management, Department of Animal Science, Michigan State University
⦁ Kirby Krogstad, Graduate Research Assistant, Animal Science, Michigan State University
⦁ Lynn Olthof, Graduate Research Assistant, Animal Science, Michigan State University

Thursday, August 26
Topic: The daily pressures of life and work can lead one down the wrong path. Learn the signs of drug and alcohol abuse, the impact it can have on employees and how you can help. Glean tips on keeping your mind and body healthy, such as making proper food choices to stimulate your mind, getting adequate rest and managing your time well. Episode presenters include:
⦁ Amy Myrdal Miller, MS, RDN, FAND, Founder and President of Farmer’s Daughter Consulting
⦁ Laura Saunders, State of Wisconsin Program Manager, Great Lakes Addiction, Mental Health and Prevention Technology Transfer Center 
Developed by fellow dairy farmers from the PDPW Board of Directors, 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. The episodes air live from 12:00-1:00 PM CT each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; recorded sessions are available later in the day.

Each live session offers attendees the opportunity to engage in open Q&A with the speakers through the interactive platform. All Dairy Signal episodes are available to the public at no cost with current and past episodes accessible through For more information, contact PDPW at 800-947-7379 or by emailing [email protected] Follow along digitally in advance of and during the sessions by following @dairyPDPW and using #TheDairySignal on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.