The University of Wisconsin-Extension continues to help dairies with employee communication by providing timely, relevant information via the popular bilingual Dairy Partner/El Compañero Newsletter. At this time, the UW-Extension is conducting an evaluation of the Newsletter, which it produces for dairy farms and their employees. In the current edition of the Newsletter, readers will find a survey to be completed and returned in either English or Spanish. The objective of the survey is to gain insight on how readers are using the newsletter now, and how it can continue to effectively meet the needs of readers. The effort will help UW-Extension continue to ensure the most relevant information is being provided to dairy farm employees and owners in the most convenient way possible.
The Dairy Partner/El Compañero is a bimonthly newsletter geared towards dairy farm employees. The newsletter articles are written by UW-Extension agriculture agents and state specialists and are available in both English and Spanish. The purpose of this newsletter is to provide information directly to farm employees to help them improve their dairy cattle knowledge, maintain farm safety, and improve their way of life.
To complete the online survey please visit the Newsletter website: https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/dairypartnerelcompanero/. The survey is offered in both English and Spanish to fit the needs of both language speaking employees.
Recipients of the bi-monthly Dairy Partner/El Compañero Newsletter indicated they use the Dairy Partner to help train employees to be better milkers, reinforce training with printed articles, and post pages from the newsletter for employee information. It has been described by its users as the first informative newsletter supplied to Spanish speaking employees. The newsletter is available in printed form or available at the newsletter website: https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/dairypartnerelcompanero/.
There is no cost to receive the Dairy Partner/El Compañero newsletter in part due to generous financial support from Zoetis and Animart Inc. To receive a copy, contact your local county UW-Extension office: http://counties.extension.wisc.edu/.