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Feedyard professionals to gather for team growth and education workshops in February

Published on 16 January 2020

Two leading consulting firms are teaming up to provide an educational workshop for feedyard employees.

Production Animal Consultation (PAC), a cattle consulting group serving food animal producers all over the globe, and Midwest PMS, which provides supplements, commodities and nutritional consulting services, are excited to announce a new series of workshop training events taking place in Kansas and Nebraska during the month of February. The firms recently released the schedule of events for the afternoon and evening workshops, designed to help feedyard managers and employees improve their knowledge and skills.

“This event will be unique in the sense that participants will be exposed to not only technical information, but to presenters with real-world experience that will be relatable to the people attending,” said Quint Finney, Midwest PMS. “Participants will be exposed to information and methodologies that can be put to use right away.”

Seminars have been scheduled for Feb. 11 and 18 in Kearney, Nebraska, as well as Feb. 12 and 19 in Garden City, Kansas. Topics being covered will vary depending on the date, but all are designed to give guests a well-rounded picture of what it takes to run an efficient feedyard operation.

“We all continue to grow and learn on beef production, but do you find yourself struggling most with people challenges? We want to help you with your people challenges too,” said Dr. Nels Lindberg, PAC consultant and veterinarian. “We’ve designed these tracks to cater to all levels of management, so we encourage feedyards to bring multiple members so they can split up and take in all the available sessions.”

Workshop topics Include:

  • Leadership that Gets Results
  • Management Skills for First-Time Managers
  • Improving Employee Retention
  • Building the Right Culture for Your Yard
  • Coaching & Counseling for Employee Improvement
  • Dealing with Employee Headaches
  • Getting More out of Your Team
  • Leading Across Generations

Each session will take place from 2-6 p.m., followed by a group dinner that is included in the ticket price. Cost to attend is $250 per person for one day of training or $400 per person for two days of training. Anyone interested in learning more should visit the PAC website to view a complete schedule of events and get signed up to attend. Or guests may email to register or get additional information.

“The key to success in cattle feeding is having the right team,” said Dr. Pete Anderson, Midwest PMS. “Come and get some practical tips on how to find and keep the right people and help them grow.”  end mark

From a Production Animal Consultation/Midwest PMS news release