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Facilitators Sought for Statewide Dairy Management Launch

13 May 2009

US - The New York Center for Dairy Excellence is seeking facilitators to lead dairy profit teams, part of a statewide farm management programme to be launched in June.

Dairy profit teams are a group of approximately five advisors that meet regular with a dairy farmer and provide analysis and advice to help farmers make farm business decisions. Farms often identified specific production or business goals to address with the team.

Team members are often Cooperative Extension agents, consultants, and agri-business representatives and may represent financial, crops, feed management, animal health, reproduction, and other farm interests.

Facilitators manage the team process and are responsible for setting up meetings and tracking progress.

Facilitators and profit team advisors may receive stipends, paid in part by participating dairy farmers and partly through grant funds from the NY Center for Dairy Excellence.

The statewide dairy profit team initiative will be launched based on successful pilot programs funded by the NY Farm Viability Institute, as well as similar statewide efforts in Pennsylvania, Minnesota and elsewhere.

A NY Center for Dairy Excellence training is required to serve as a team facilitator. There is no cost to attend the trainings, and lunch is provided. Space is limited to 25 people, on a first come, first served basis.

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