Academy for Dairy Executives offered in Ogdensburg in November
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 11:38 am

OGDENSBURG -- Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Northern NY Dairy Institute, and PRO-DAIRY will offer a new Academy for Dairy Executives in Ogdensburg next November.

If a dairy is seeking new approaches to management practices, and to improve the performance of a dairy operation, the academy offers a chance to discover and hone skills that Cooperative Extension says are proven to be essential for well-rounded, high-performing dairy managers.

The Academy of Dairy Executives will allow dairy managers to further improve their management practices through a three-part program over 10 months. The program focuses on many areas of high-performance management, including financial, assessment, budgeting, decision-making, building effective employee teams, business risk management and strategic planning.

The academy will have a session in Ogdensburg Nov. 15 and 16.

Speakers will include Cornell Cooperative Extension educators, PRO-Dairy specialists and invited consultants. Participants will be able to interact and build relationships with dairy managers from across the region, and speak with the speakers informally.

For details, contact Jefferson County Cornell Cooperative Extension Farm Business Management Educator Corey Hayes in Watertown, 788-8450.