Expo seminars to focus on finances and other key dairy topics

Colleen Kottke
Wisconsin State Farmer
Expo Seminars are presented by industry leaders each day of WDE in the Mendota 2 meeting room.

MADISON, WIS. – Tools for Dairy’s Progress, the 2019 World Dairy Expo theme, is a fitting description of this year’s Expo Seminars to be held during the annual event, October 1-5.

Presented daily by industry leaders in the Mendota 2 meeting room of the Exhibition Hall, these seminars address topics centered around finances, climate, management practices and dairy markets.  

Each Expo Seminar is approved for one continuing education credit for members of both the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) and the American Association of State Veterinary Boards – RACE Program (RACE).

Sponsors of the 2019 Expo Seminars include Dairy Management, Inc., Diamond V, Feed Supervisor Software, McLanahan Corporation, Page & Pedersen International, Ltd., Quality Liquid Feeds, Inc. and SOP S.r.l.

2019 Expo Seminars

October 1

1:00 p.m. — Domestic and global beverage trends: How U.S. dairy innovation can seize the opportunity

Paul Ziemnisky and Kristina Alexander, Dairy Management, Inc.

October 2

11:00 a.m. — What drives financial success on a dairy

Steve Bodart, Compeer Financial

1:00 p.m. — The makeup of your milk check

Calvin Covington, Southeast Milk, Inc.

October 3

11:00 a.m. — Proactive management practices to reduce antibiotic usage on your dairy

Dr. Michael Capel, Partner, Perry Veterinary Clinic

1:00 p.m. — Climate change: Reducing the dairy industry’s carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions

Dr. Frank Mitloehner, Professor, University of California-Davis

October 4

11:00 a.m. — Why heifer maturity matters

Dr. Gavin Staley, Diamond V

1:00 p.m. — Are you buying your milk production?

Dr. Bill Weiss, Ohio Agricultural and Research Center, The Ohio State University

October 5

11:00 a.m. — Dairy farm financial decision-making in turbulent times

Dr. Chris Wolf, Cornell University