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Testimonials

[CDEP] has given me and my business the tools to think outside the box and to run a sound financial business. - Anonymous, Class 13

[CDEP] has impacted my business by providing me the tools to be a better manager and communicator. - Jon Beller, Class 12, New York

Having attending CDEP forces me to expand my outlook from just day-to-day tasks and management to big picture, longer-term thinking and how to tie it all together. - Michael Barnum, Class 12, British Columbia

“[CDEP] has helped me organize my workforce to be more efficient and productive.” - Mark Murray, Class 11, New York

“Total farm management, networking, and learning are instrumental in driving my business forward. CDEP helps accomplish that.”
Keith Chapin, Class 11, New York

“By attending CDEP, I am improving job training and communicating with employees. The program has also given me an update on dairy industry and what the future holds.” - Anonymous, Class 10

“Attending the CDEP has positively impacted my business by motivating me to be an all-around better manager.  It has helped me to realize that I need to spend more time not doing hands-on dirty work and to do more CEO-type management to monitor the performance of our business. “ - Seth Atwater, Class 9, New York

“Attending CDEP has affected me and my business greatly.  It has taught me a lot about myself and how I look the agricultural industry. It has made me cautious in areas I was confident and confident in areas I was cautious. It has made me rethink our business strategies in many areas.” - Brian Robbins, Class 9, New York

“I have gained knowledge from every single session. They force you to think and give you tools to assist in improving profitability on your farm.”  - Kerry Adams, Class 8, New York

“CDEP is an excellent opportunity to get exposed to first class speakers in our industry as well as network with other farms that face the same challenges that we face. I will definitely put this information to work on our dairy.” - John Gates, Class 9, New York

"The growth of our business is essential for our future. The management and strategy techniques discussed provide effective tools to help our businesses grow. The networking at provides additional support and techniques that will be helpful with our futures." - Mike Hosterman, Program Class 7, Pennsylvania

"This program is like a lighthouse on a stormy sea, helping today’s dairymen find their way amongst a myriad of problems, confusing signals, and emotional conflicts. The contact with similarly afflicted dairymen is worth the price alone. The information and advice gained is a welcome bonus." - Rodney Daniels, Program Class 5, Michigan

"The Dairy Executive Program provided tools and information to guide producers and industry that service them towards future planning and success that will keep our business solvent in this global market. I would not trade this experience for anything." - Dan Finnerty, Program Class 5, New York

“Education is a key to the success of agricultural business in today’s markets. The Exec program offers education on key topics that are critical to the success of our business in today and tomorrow’s markets.” - Lance Rovers, Program Class 4, New York

"This program broadened my horizons with the learning and networking with others. The program also delves deep into subjects that we all deal with daily and focuses on the future."- Dan Chambers, Program Class 3, New York

Believing that the most important asset on the farm is the management personnel and their skills and experiences, the following companies provide key support for CDEP:

Ag Choice Farm Credit * Cargill Animal Nutrition * Dairy Farmers of America * Farm Credit East * Pioneer * Zoetis

Additional support is provided by DAIRYBUSINESSTM - The Future of Dairy