Dairy Executive Program

Cornell CALS

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  • 5 days
  • in person

Cornell CALS


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About the course

The Cornell Dairy Executive Program (CDEP) provides professional, cutting-edge management training for progressive dairy producers in New York and across the country. This multi-session program develops leadership and decision making skills that are necessary to run a successful dairy business and enhance the dairy industry.

Timely topics in dairy business management are presented by a team of national experts from within and outside of the field of agriculture in two multi-day sessions. Program content focuses on four different areas within the dairy business: business planning, financial management, human resource management and risk management.

After attending this program, you will have developed:

  • A comprehensive self-evaluation of your business
  • 1- and 5-year strategic business plans
  • Leadership and management skills
  • A network of dairy executives
  • A plan for building business relationships


Tom Wall

Tom Wall has been called a lot of things, but he isn’t a translator. He prefers the title of Dairy Coach. Officially though, his business card says that he’s the President of Dairy Interactive, LLC and Language Links, LLC. Based out of Green Bay, Tom has been helping dairy producers make their t...

Michael Boehlje

Professor Boehlje conducts research and teaches in the area of farm and agribusiness management and finance. His research interests include alternative systems of coordination of the food and industrial product chain, innovation and risk and uncertainty. Professor Boehlje teaches a graduate/unde...

Shannon Ferrell

Dr. Ferrell is an associate professor in the Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Economics. Since joining Oklahoma State University, he has provided over 300 extension seminars and workshops throughout North America with a cumulative audience in excess of nearly 19,000 while auth...

Rodney Jackson

Rodney Jackson founded the Caleb Consulting Group in 2006, bringing over twenty years in the field of organizational development as an executive coach and leadership development professional, with graduate level credentials. Speak to any current client and you will be convinced that Rodney dev...

Jason Karszes

Mr. Karszes is a farm management specialist with the PRO-DAIRY Program at Cornell University. Jason began working for PRO-DAIRY in 1998, after working the past seven years as the farm management educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension on the Erie-Wyoming Dairy-Livestock Team. He began workin...

Robert Milligan

Dr. Robert A. Milligan is Senior Consultant with Dairy Strategies, LLC – a business, leadership and human resource consulting business focused on the dairy industry. Bob is also Professor Emeritus in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. At Cornell...

Phil Plourd

Mr. Plourd is Chairman and President of Blimling and Associates, a leading provider of support to individuals and firms seeking to successfully navigate the milk and dairy product markets. He combines curiosity, understanding of economics and love of the written word to produce a wealth of mater...

Richard Stup

Richard Stup addresses challenges facing the agricultural industry through educational programs and applied research. He also provides leadership as a liaison between the agricultural industry and employment-focused regulatory authorities. His focus is on human resource management, enhancing empl...

Dairy Executive Program at Cornell CALS

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