World Dairy Expo Presents Seminar Series

Wisconsin State Farmer
A diverse group of presenters will be on hand for seminars at World Dairy Expo.


For the past five decades, World Dairy Expo has brought world-class seminars to the place where the dairy industry meets – in Madison, WI.

This year, eight seminars feature cutting-edge topics including dairy product demand, workforce trends, manure processing, pregnancy rates, water quality and nutrition, genomic testing, low milk prices and the veterinary feed directive.

Members of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) and the American Association of State Veterinary Boards – RACE Program* (RACE) can earn continuing education credits. Additionally, all seminars will be available for viewing at after they are presented.

Seminars will be showcased Tuesday through Saturday in the Mendota 2 meeting room, located in the Exhibition Hall. Badgerland Financial, Channel, CRV USA, Dairy Management Inc., DeKalb, Feed Supervisor Software, Richie Industries, Inc. and Quality Liquid Feeds, Inc. are sponsors of this year's seminars.

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 1 p.m.

“How the Dairy Checkoff is Driving Demand for You”
Tom Gallagher, CEO, Dairy Management Inc.
Sponsored by: Dairy Management Inc.

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 11 a.m.

“Agricultural Workforce Trends and their Implications for Dairy Managers”
Thomas Maloney, Senior Extension Associate, Cornell University
Sponsored by: DeKalb

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 1 p.m.

“Phosphorus Trade-offs in No Till: And a Possible Solution”
Dr. Clinton Church, Research Chemist, USDA - ARS
Sponsored by: Badgerland Financial

Thursday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m.

“Achieving High Pregnancy Rates in High Producing Dairy Herds”
Dr. Paul Fricke, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sponsored By: Feed Supervisor Software

Thursday, Oct. 6, 1 p.m.

“Drinking Water Nutrition and Quality: Could it be a Constraint in Your Herd?
Dr. David Beede, Professor, Michigan State University
Sponsored by: Ritchie Industries, Inc.

Friday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m.

“Making Money with Genomic Testing on the Dairy Farm”
Dr. Albert De Vries, Associate Professor, University of Florida
Sponsored by: CRV USA

Friday, Oct. 7, 1 p.m.

“Surviving Low Milk Prices
Dr. Robert Parsons, Professor, University of Vermont
Sponsored by: Channel

Saturday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m.

“VFD: Challenges for the Feed Industry and Producer”
Richard Sellers, Senior Vice President, Public Policy & Education, American Feed Industry Association
Sponsored by: Quality Liquid Feeds, Inc.