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Cornell Cooperative Extension and PRO-DAIRY present:

The Academy for Dairy Executives

Developing Management and Leadership Skills

The Central NY Academy for Dairy Executives class starting in November 2013 is full. If want to be added to wait list or list for future classes, please fill out the application. Thank you for your interest in attending The Academy.

The Academy for Dairy Executives Program (Academy) is an educational opportunity for progressive dairy executives. The program is designed to provide dairy executives and agri-service personnel the opportunity to increase their knowledge of the leadership and management skills necessary to run a successful dairy in these volatile times. The Academy provides a forum for producers to learn and interact with each other and the presenters during three one-night sessions over 10 months.

The program is designed to enhance understanding of the fast-changing dairy industry. By coming to this program, you will continue to develop the necessary leadership and business management skills to lead your dairy business into the future.


Session One:
November 13-14, 2013
Hope Lake Lodge & Conference Center, Cortland, NY

Session Two:
January 15-16, 2014
Holiday Inn, Auburn, NY

Session Three:
March 12-13, 2014
White Eagle Conference Center, Hamilton, NY

Organized By:

Cornell Cooperative Extension

"The Academy made me really take a step back and look at the big picture: how and where do you want to be."

"Attending has given me a reminder on what I "already knew" but need to put it into the place I am now in on our dairy. The interactions with other progressive dairyman in similar places is valuable. "

"A great part was being able to interact and talk with other producers and learn how they do things."

"The Academy has allowed my husband and I to sit through great presentations about things we had talked about among   ourselves already, but were not sure how to continue. The   Academy gave us new ideas to talk about and a reason to address issues that will make the difference between running a successful/sustainable business."

"The interaction with other young farmers and learning together has kept my optimism moving forward and has allowed me to revisit things I  learned years ago."

"Very fortunate to have the opportunity to attend the Academy and very beneficial to my future and the future of my farm."

"The Academy has given me a larger toolbox of skills to use on the farm. "

"It's easy to think sometimes that you are the only one going through personal and professional challenges, but talking with others at The Academy shows that you can get through it because they are. "