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PRO-DAIRY Farm Business Management Programs are designed to positively influence dairy business management skills through financial analysis programs, management education programs, group discussions, business management presentations and network building. These efforts help enhance dairy business’ financial success.

The Dairy Farm Business Summary & Analysis Program is housed in Cornell’s Department of Applied Economics and Management.  The program allows dairy farms to report their annual production and financial information and receive business analysis reports and comparisons. More than 200 participating dairies use the individualized reports to monitor their performance from year-to-year, to benchmark it against other dairies and to pinpoint areas of their dairy businesses which need improvement.

The DFBS program publishes summaries for different sectors of New York’s dairy industry. They include six regional publications and a state summary, plus summaries for different types of dairies – small, grazing and large herds as well as renters. The reports give an annual snapshot of dairy farm profitability for New York State.

The DFBS and Analysis Program is a partnership of PRO-DAIRY, the Department of Applied Economics and Management and Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE).

Cornell Dairy Executive Program — The Cornell Dairy Executive Program was developed to offer dairy producers in New York, the northeast, and the country an opportunity to be exposed to advanced leadership and management educational programs delivered by national and international experts from both agriculture and non-agricultural industries. The program was first offered in 2000, with three classes now completing the program and a fourth class currently in session. The program consists of three, five day sessions over a year’s time, and is funded primarily through participant fees.

For more information contact Jason Karszes at jk57@cornell.edu.

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