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Academy Topics

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.


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


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


  • 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