Join National Mastitis Council (NMC) for its next webinar – presented in Spanish – on Dec. 6, starting at 1 p.m. Central time (U.S./Canada). Juan Quezada, Milk Source LLC’s director of training and development, Kaukauna, Wis., will address “Leaving a Leadership Legacy: Where Milk Quality Starts.” The one-hour webinar is free.
Given today’s challenges of finding, training and retaining employees, dairy operations must develop a culture that creates a positive and welcoming environment for new hires. Too often, dairy producers and industry professionals want immediate results for accelerated performance and lasting change. However, several leadership and training programs produce short-term gains, such as in milk quality, which will fade as teams go back to their old habits. When a culture of excellence is built, it then creates an organizational structure that empowers, focuses and engages employees.
During the webinar, Quezada will share that he is motivated by other people’s success. “I want to have a positive influence on others,” he stated. He will discuss the importance of employee engagement and working together as a team. Ultimately, a culture of excellence empowers employees to execute best practices, such as proper milking procedures, and achieve sustainable results. Learn how to create, develop and maintain a culture of excellence.
Quezada is a globally recognized expert on achieving high-achieving dairy operations, including individual animal care, herd dynamics and farm safety. A 43-year dairy industry veteran, Quezada worked in New Mexico, California and Texas before joining Milk Source in 1998. He worked his way up from milker to a director-level leader who has mentored virtually every senior manager in the company. Quezada successfully co-founded Milk Source University in 2019 – a two-year training program that identifies the next generation of farm managers and then hones their leadership skills. Additionally, he has consulted with dairies – large, small and everything in between – across the United States, Mexico, Germany, Spain, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands.
National Mastitis Council is a professional organization devoted to reducing mastitis and enhancing milk quality. NMC promotes research and provides information to the dairy industry on udder health, milking management, milk quality and milk safety. Founded in 1961, NMC has about 1,000 members in more than 40 countries throughout the world. For more information, go to: www.nmconline.org.