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BOTTOM LINE Thursday, June 11, 2020 E2

Sharing ideas, solutions, resources and experiences that help dairy producers succeed.

Twohig Rietbrock Schneider & Halbach “Attorneys for Agriculture” (920) 849 - 4999 Legal, business and planning solutions for Wisconsin’s farms and agribusinesses.

Tri-Fecta

PDPW: Who we are

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Another key to the farm’s success is diversification. For the past several years the family has been custom-growing and selling crops for neighbors. Nick Schultz coordinates schedules and conversations; his team offers neighbors an “a-la carte” approach. Each customer chooses the variety to be planted and which fertilizer to be applied along with other details. The producer also has the option to harvest or to rely on the Schultz crew to handle it. Custom-cropping gives the Tri-Fecta team an opportunity to collaborate with community members and fellow farmers. Being a good neighbor is vital; their farm property is surrounded by non-farm neighborhoods. It’s directly north of Fox Lake, one of Wisconsin’s best-10 fishing lakes. When farming the land at Tri-Fecta, the family’s emphasis on efficiency has brought the caretaking of land and water to a whole new level, the siblings said. They commonly use global-positioning-system-powered programs to their advantage, whether to apply site-specific nutrients or precisely indicate the location of rocks that need to be removed. Using those technologies ensures less wasted time, unnecessary soil amendments and fewer passes on the land. “Efficiency is king,” Nick Schultz said. “We’re the caretakers of the cows and land. It’s our responsibility to take care of them as best we can.” The family has long embraced learning from others. On a dairy tour Nick and Katy Schultz attended several years ago, they were introduced to PDPW. After learning valuable information from the tour as well as from several dairy producers in attendance, participating in PDPW programs has become a routine part of their success strategy. “There are plenty of ag publications that do a good job educating us about all sorts of topics,” Gribble said. “What I like about PDPW is that it gives me a chance to select for a specific program at a specific time. This helps me in my busy schedule.” Katy Schultz said, “You’ve got to surround yourself with people who are smarter than you and never be afraid to ask questions.” Gribble said, “We can’t be good at everything, but we’re good at asking for help – and looking for partners to collaborate with.” Visit www.facebook.com/TriFectaFarmsFamilyMarket for more information.

Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW) is Dairy's Professional Development Organization®. With a vision to lead the success of the dairy industry through education, our mission is to share ideas, solutions, resources and experiences that help dairy producers succeed.

PDPW Board of Directors President Jay Heeg Colby, Wis. 715-507-0030 jcheeg@yahoo.com Vice President Katy Schultz Fox Lake, Wis. 920-210-9661 katylschultz@gmail.com Secretary Dan Scheider Freeport, Ill. 815-812-4012 dnscheider@gmail.com Treasurer Janet Clark Rosendale, Wis. 608-341-6709 vafarmsllc@hotmail.com Directors Andy Buttles Lancaster, Wis. 608-723-4712 stonefront@tds.net Ken Feltz Stevens Point, Wis. 715-570-6390 feltzfarms@hotmail.com John Haag Dane, Wis. 608-576-0812 jahaag5@gmail.com Corey Hodorff Eden, Wis. 920-602-6449 corey@secondlookholsteins.com Steven Orth Cleveland, Wis. 920-905-2575 orthlanddairy@gmail.com

PDPW Advisers

Jim Barmore GPS Dairy Consulting Verona, Wis. jmbarmore@gpsdairy.com Paul Fricke UW-Madison Dairy Science Madison, Wis. pmfricke@wisc.edu

Shelly O’Leary is the communications and outreach specialist with the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin.

Kurt Petik Rabo AgriFinance Fond du Lac, Wis. kurt.petik@raboag.com Andrew Skwor MSA Professional Services Baraboo, Wis. askwor@msa-ps.com

www.pdpw.org mail@pdpw.org 800-947-7379

PDPW Upcoming Educational Events As dairy’s professional development organization, PDPW is committed to leading the success of the dairy industry through education. The following programs have been developed guided by our mission to share ideas, solutions, resources and experiences that help dairy producers succeed. See pdpw.org/programs for full program details and to register. Date(s)

PDPW Program

Location

June 9-11

The Dairy Signal™

Online, 12 – 1 pm CDT

June 16-18

The Dairy Signal™

Online, 12 – 1 pm CDT

June 23-25 June 30 - July 1-2

A free resource featuring experts in the industry; available and shareable to all from www.pdpw.org. A free resource featuring experts in the industry; available and shareable to all from www.pdpw.org.

The Dairy Signal™

A free resource featuring experts in the industry; available and shareable to all from www.pdpw.org.

The Dairy Signal™

A free resource featuring experts in the industry; available and shareable to all from www.pdpw.org.

Call 800.947.7379 or visit pdpw.org for more programs and details, and to register.

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Dual direction floor

620.225.1142

Audio and video recordings also available free

Online, 12 – 1 pm CDT

Audio and video recordings also available free

Online, 12 – 1 pm CDT

Audio and video recordings also available free

Roto-Mix

New rotary feed mixer with 1220 cu. ft. capacity.

R1220/CFB

Audio and video recordings also available free

www.rotomix.com

Stationary Feed Mixers & Commercial Feeder Semi-Trailers

The new Roto-Mix 1220-20 rotary stationary can quickly fill a Roto-Mix CFB Semi-Trailer for rapid bunk delivery. Combine the feed mixing capabilities of Roto-Mix mixers with the delivery efficiency of Roto-Mix CFB Semi-Trailers and you have the perfect combination. Blend uniform feed rations and deliver to the bunk in a short amount of time.

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