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Every dairy farm is different; providing training and communication solutions tailored to your unique goals is our FORTE®. 

Your progressive dairy farm is everything to you and we get that. You need order, clarity, and functionality within your working teams. FORTE Dairy Consulting will work with you to ensure your business goals are met through customized training programs, bilingual communication support, and specific standard operating procedures (SOP).

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When your employees understand best practices, they can perform their jobs correctly and efficiently. FORTE Dairy Consulting’s training programs are customized for your dairy farm’s needs. Employees will be equipped with the right knowledge, skills and behaviors to achieve measurable and successful results.


When your employees understand what is being communicated–whether they speak English or Spanish, your work teams are stronger and more productive. FORTE Dairy Consulting has the experience, fluency, and understanding of the dairy industry that is needed to interpret and facilitate employee meetings and provide translation services for dairy-specific documents.


Written SOPs provide employees with clear work expectations. They can be used for training, coaching, and evaluating. Consistency in employee performance and reduction of errors translates to a more profitable business. FORTE Dairy Consulting can structure and document your dairy farm’s processes to develop professionally written SOPs. To facilitate comprehension among all employees, we will provide visual aids and clearly outline steps.

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Carolina Pinzón MSc. holds a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and a master’s degree in Dairy Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has worked in the dairy industry for over eighteen years.

She began her career working as a herd manager for a 500-cow dairy farm in Greenleaf, Wisconsin. She also gained experience in the dairy industry doing lab work at the University of Wisconsin Milk Quality Lab, developing training materials and organizing classes as a Global Training Coordinator for a milking equipment company, and supporting dairy producer training needs as a Bilingual Training Specialist for a milk processor.

Carolina is passionate about training and organization. Her credibility comes from on-farm experience, first class education, professional dairy industry experience, and excellent people and organization skills. She is fluent in Spanish and English and has extensive experience training in technical aspects of dairy industry, facilitating employee meetings, and communicating effectively to diverse audiences.


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Hernando Duarte has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga (Colombia) and a specialization in Top Management from the Universidad Industrial de Santander (Colombia). In the first ten years of his career path, Hernando held management positions within the health industry in Colombia.

In 2002, Hernando relocated to the United States and started working in the dairy industry. He has worked for two major artificial insemination companies in different positions including Reproductive Technician, Bilingual Training Specialist, and Reproductive Team Leader. In these positions he has achieved excellent reproductive results, led AI schools, and coached new breeding technicians. He has been able to apply his business and human resources background, and develop the technical skills and understanding of dairy farming needed to successfully contribute to their teams.

Hernando is an integral professional with over 28 years of combined experience in management, dairy reproduction, and human development. His exceptional interpersonal skills, conscientious work ethic, and passion for achieving consistent results, have allowed him to build trust among dairy producers in Wisconsin.


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The Leadership Program for Milking equips parlor managers and leaders with technical knowledge, interpersonal skills, and hands-on experience to inspire teams to reach their full potential. The program includes classroom sessions, farm tour, peer interaction, and real dairy scenarios.

We are happy to offer the Leadership Program for Milking for the 5th year, with new topics and speakers! Date is coming up soon on April 27-28, 2023 in Campbellsport, WI. Please take a look at the brochure below for additional information and registration. Feel free to call or email with any questions.

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Forte Dairy Consulting offers a comprehensive In-house  Artificial Insemination Training Program for dairy producers who do their breeding in house. The training is designed in 3 phases with classroom instruction and hands-on practice, for small groups.

  1. Artificial insemination technique

  2. Breeding strategies

  3. Reproductive analysis

Future AI technicians will get the technical skills, knowledge, and experience for exceptional reproductive performance.

Program can be teach in English or Spanish.

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