Vir-Clar Farms, featured in Progressive Dairyman
Vir-Clar Farms was featured in the December 12, 2016 issue of Progressive Dairyman. In the story entitled “Visitor Center Gives Modern View of Dairying”, Katie Grinstead shares details about the farm’s new visitor center.
Yorek Farm, featured in Dairy Star Magazine
Yorek Farm was featured in a story in the December 10, 2016 issue of Dairy Star Magazine. In the story, “A Fine-Tuned Dairy”, the entire Yorek family helps explain their progress in expanding their operation.
SunBurst Dairy, featured in Hoard’s Dairyman
SunBurst Dairy was featured in a story in the November 28, 2016 issue of Hoard’s Dairyman. In the story, “Nutrition Sets up Reproductive Success”, Brian Brown of SunBurst Dairy explains their nutrition program and methods to increase reproductive success.
Shrimpf Farms, featured in Dairy Star Magazine
Kristin Schrimpf of Shrimpf Farms was personally featured in the November 12, 2016 issue of Dairy Star Magazine. In the story, “What is the Value of Networking with Other Women in the Industry?”, Kristin shares her background in dairy farming.
Dorrich Dairy, featured in Dairy Star Magazine
Dorrich Dairy was the subject of the story, “A Novel Bedding System”, which appeared in the November 26, 2016 issue of Dairy Star Magazine. The story elaborates on Dorrich Dairy’s new composting system.
- Janet’s (Customer Service Representative) horse Cherry was adorned with a little frost when the temperature hit -22.
- Katrina (Administrative Assistant) and daughter Kyla. Two perfect angels!
- Connie (Technical Writer) and her family traveled to Platteville, WI for Family Weekend to watch the dance Lindsey and her co-captain choreographed for the half-time show for the 150th Anniversary celebration of the University of Wisconsin – Platteville.
- Ken (President) and his wife Pam (Administrative Analyst) celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary at Key West, FL. Happy Anniversary!
- Mark (Sales) and his wife Pam looked pretty groovy for Halloween.
- Roxie (Administrative Assistant) headed up a drop-off site again this year for Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts.
- Greg (Support Technician) and his wife Jean enjoyed watching a Minnesota Gopher football game from a suite which included a pass to go down on the field and high five Goldy Gopher.
December 13, 2016 10:53 AM by khilton
I’ve mentioned before in this monthly message how important I feel continuing education is for everyone in any organization. If we don’t continue to explore new ideas and start to believe that what we are currently doing cannot be done any better, the business will slowly fade away. None of us can be an expert in every aspect of the business, so it’s imperative that we get out of our offices and learn from the wisdom of others.
I recently attended two conferences for just that purpose. The first meeting was with a group that focuses on data standards and facilitating the sharing of information between different companies’ products for the benefit of their clients. This was the first time I’ve attended this particular conference, and the first day was a bit overwhelming. By the end of the meeting, I learned a lot that I could bring back to Red Wing Software to help improve our company. I won’t get into much detail, but one of the most interesting sessions at this conference dealt with Business Process Modeling and Notation (BPMN). Until now, I was not aware that there was a standard format for BPMN. There are many software applications that help companies put their processes into an easy to understand flow chart. This was a timely topic for me, as we continue to improve and document our internal processes.
The second conference was the annual meeting of a consulting organization that focuses on one specific market. I’ve attended this conference for 30 years. While I always learn new things at this meeting, one of the biggest benefits is interacting with peers in the industry, outside the formal meeting times. It seems at many events like this that through networking more education and business is taken care of after-hours than during the scheduled sessions. As with any organization like this, you only get out of it what you put in to it, and it’s important to be an active participant. Our own Julie Strain is currently serving as President of this national group, and was responsible for planning this meeting in Fort Worth, TX.
Even if you can’t seem to break away from your busy schedule for a few days and attend events in your particular area of expertise, there are many online classes and webinars available on almost any subject to get that important continuing education.
Red Wing Software will be discontinuing support services and product upgrades for Champion Controller Accounting and Payroll and Windows Accounting Series Software on March 31, 2018. If you are still using one of these products for your business, it is important that you work with our staff to start the transition process to CenterPoint Accounting and CenterPoint Payroll. There will be no upgrades or telephone support for Champion Controller or Windows Accounting Series once support ends. If you are also using Champion Controller Payroll, you will only receive tax tables for 2017; there will be no tax table updates for 2018.
A Red Wing Software consultant will help you through the transition process. Call us to get up and running on CenterPoint! We will move one database FREE of charge.
To speak with a consultant, please call 800-732-9464.
Thank you for being a long-time customer of Red Wing Software. We look forward to an ongoing partnership with you and your business!