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Academy has been approved for up to 30.25 Dairy AdvanCE continuing education (CE) credits for all 3 sessions. Dairy AdvanCE is a continuing education accreditation provider for dairy producers and other dairy industry professionals. Learn more here.

The Academy for Dairy Executives Program (Academy) is an educational opportunity for progressive dairy executives. The program is designed to provide progressive young dairy executives and agri-service personnel the opportunity to increase their knowledge of the leadership and management skills necessary to run a successful dairy. The Academy provides a forum for producers to learn and interact with each other and the presenters during three one-night sessions over 3 months.

SESSION I

  • Personality and Management   Styles
  • Team Development of Workforce
  • Industry Panel
  • Economic Decision Making
  • Partial Budgeting

SESSION II

  • Whole Farm Budgeting
  • Transition Planning
  • Risk Management
  • Current Dairy Industry Factors
  • Social Media & Community Relations         
  • Operational Decision Making
  • Family Business/Conflict Resolution

 SESSION III

  • Evaluation Financial Performance with the Legal 21 Ratio Analysis
  • SOPs, Employee Handbook
  • Hiring and Firing
  • Proposing Change
  • Industry Panel
  • Business Liability and Risk
  • Managing Through Price Cycles
  • Employee Development and Engagement