May Workshop Aimed at Dairy Consultants

3/16/2013 7:00 AM

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Dairy consulting and financial professionals are invited to attend a two-day workshop on dairy farm family interpersonal communications on Thursday and Friday, May 30-31, at the Sheraton Hotel in Harrisburg.

The conference, titled “Building a Bridge to Enterprising Dairy Farm Families,” is designed to help professionals develop new strategies and structures to help their farm family clients adapt and evolve in a changing dairy business.

The workshop is being hosted by the Center for Dairy Excellence, with support from the Chester County Economic Development Council and the Saint Joseph’s University’s new Initiative for Family Business and Entrepreneurship.

The program designed specifically for those who work with dairy farm families in the areas of business planning, consulting, transition planning and developing a next generation model for dairy business.

The workshop will be led by Mike McGrann, director of the Saint Joseph’s University’s new initiative. McGrann was previously with the Elizabethtown College’s Center for Family Business and is the founder and managing director of the TELOS Group consulting firm.

In addition to McGrann, workshop presenters will include Dr. David Galligan with the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, representatives from the Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE), and other industry experts in the area of family business and communications.

The “Building a Bridge to Enterprising Farm Families” is the first of two workshops the center will hold in 2013 focused on building stronger communications within Pennsylvania’s dairy farm families. The second workshop in November will be specifically for dairy farm families who want to work toward more effective communications strategies.

To learn more, call the center at 717-346-0849 or email info<\@>

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