Understanding Dairy Business and Production for the Conservation Professional
How well do you know your audience?
When you visit a dairy operation to talk about potential conservation practices, do you feel comfortable when the conversation turns to the dairy business itself?
Brush up on your dairy business lingo and vocabulary and gain an improved understanding of the priorities, challenges, and considerations that a dairy operator is thinking about while you are talking best management practices for water and soil conservation.
We will close with a group discussion about how conservation professionals and dairy business educators can work together to help our local dairy farmers succeed in this difficult market.
Lunch will be provided as part of this FREE workshop. Please send an email to Virginia Ishler (email@example.com) if you have any special dietary needs to bring to our attention.
Conservation professionals working with dairy operations that are considering implementing conservation practices.
• County Conservation District and NRCS Staff
• Conservation Planners
• Ag Consultants
• Conservation Organizations and Land Trusts
• Current students in conservation and environmental resources who work with the Ag community
The Penn State Extension Dairy Business Team will guide you through:
- Dairy 101 Vocabulary (do you know what a 100 weight is? What about Cost of Production?)
- DHIA 202 Reports (what are they, what’s in them and why would they be important to you?)
- The Current Status of the Dairy Industry (how much money are farmers losing right now?)
- The Financial Incentives of Conservation Practices (when money is tight, how can conservation generate revenue?)
- Extension Dairy Business Team Resources (how can the team help you?)
Frequently Asked Questions
J. Craig Williams