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Press Release: The Team Meeting Format That Drives Employee Performance

If you manage a dairy operation, you know how frustrating it can be to manage and motivate a team. But what if there was one powerful action you could take to create a culture that engages employees, so that they not only want to stick around in this tough labor market, but actually want to be a part of achieving your goals? Christine Bender, manager and partner in McFarlandale Dairy in Watertown, Wis., tells us about the meeting format that has upleveled her team’s performance.

What you’ll learn:

o The meeting format that works

o Classroom style + hands-on training

o How to keep communication open in between meetings

o Creating a culture of high performance

BONUS: Jeannie Bishop, territory manager for Merck Animal Health, talks about technology and teamwork at McFarlandale Dairy.

The episode is sponsored by Merck.

Episode links:

Listen to the Uplevel Dairy Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music.

Watch the podcast video on the Uplevel Dairy YouTube channel.

The Uplevel Dairy Podcast hosted by Peggy Coffeen is the podcast for dairy owners and managers looking to take their business, management and leadership to the next level. Learn from other dairy managers and hear from industry experts on employee management, finance, family business and more. Visit, and find the Uplevel Dairy Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music and YouTube.

Date: 3/22/2023

Contact: Peggy Coffeen



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