Cornell Dairy Executive Program Now Accepting Applications - Cowsmo

Cornell Dairy Executive Program Now Accepting Applications

The Cornell Dairy Executive Program is now accepting applications for its latest class, to begin in December 2014. This unique educational opportunity, organized by the PRO-DAIRY Program at Cornell University, is a professional educational program in leadership and management principles for progressive dairy executives and agriservice personnel, focused on increasing their ability to run a successful dairy business and to enhance their understanding of the fast-changing dairy industry. By coming to this program, participants will continue to develop the necessary leadership and business management skills to lead their dairy business into the future.

Timely topics in dairy business management are presented by a team of national experts from within and outside of the field of agriculture through three multi-day sessions over a 12-month period. Participants attending the program can expect to develop 1- and 5-year strategic business plans through a comprehensive self-evaluation of their business, while building a network of dairy executives and business relationships. All sessions take place at The Statler Hotel on the Cornell University campus, where a typical day includes presentations, individual study, small group discussions and roundtable discussions with faculty.

Detailed information, including an application, can be found online at or by contacting Heather Darrow, Conference Coordinator at (607) 255-4478 or [email protected]. Class size is limited to 30 participants – register TODAY! Registration deadline is October 15.

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 the Cornell Dairy Executive Program: Cargill Animal Nutrition, Dairy Business Communications, Dairy Farmers of America, Dupont Pioneer, Elanco Animal Health, Farm Credit East, Genex Cooperative, Inc., and Zoetis.

PRO-DAIRY positively impacts New York’s dairy industry. Through its research, discussion groups, educational programs, financial analysis, websites, publications and personal contacts, the Cornell University based program reaches thousands of dairy professionals annually. PRO-DAIRY specialists have made a positive impact on the technical knowledge, management skills and economic strength of the New York State’s dairy industry since 1988.

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