Finance experts to host conference calls on dairy markets, working with lenders


HARRISBURG, Pa. — Dairy producers can learn ways to plan financial strategies for the next six months from two nationally known financial advisors — David Kohl and Gary Sipiorski — during two Mastering the Dairy Business conference calls hosted by the Center for Dairy Excellence.

Dates and times

Kohl, professor emeritus from Virginia Tech, will lead a call from noon to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 26 and Sipiorski, a 17-year veteran in the banking industry and regular columnist for Hoard’s Dairyman, will lead a call from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 29.

Kohl will address the volatile economic environment and discuss short- and long-term factors impacting dairy profitability by providing insight into the viability of the dairy industry.

He will share the “nuts and bolts” of making a dairy farmer more bankable, or capable, of receiving credit.

During the call Sept. 29, Sipiorski will address the impact of the worldwide recession on the dairy industry and explain what happened to milk prices and what needs to happen for price recovery.

He will also recommend financial measures dairy producers should take now, and how to prepare for the rebound in milk prices.


Registration is required to participate in either call, and participation is on a first come, first served basis. To register, call 717-346-0849 and specify the date of call, name, phone number and e-mail address.

To ask specific questions to be answered during the conference call, e-mail the questions to the Center for Dairy Excellence at

Once registered, participants will receive the call-in number and code.

More information

For more information about the center’s programs and resources, visit

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