Proposals sought for 2017 Dairy Strong

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The organizers of Dairy Strong are looking for relevant, innovative and valuable topics and speakers for break out seminars and trade show sessions at the 2017 Dairy Strong Conference.

Dairy Strong 2017 is scheduled for Jan. 18-19 again at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center.

The following seminars were presented at the conference this past January:

'Angel Funding — An investment opportunity and a way to stimulate development of new solutions and technologies for Wisconsin's dairy farmers?' presented by various faculty from UW-Madison, Dairy Science department. Sponsored by: Merial; 'Fan Testing at the BESS Lab — The Importance of Ventilation Testing for the Dairy Industry' presented by Steve Ford, UI- Urbana Champaign. Sponsored by: Munters Corporation; 'High Immune Response Technology and Breeding Selection' presented by Dr. Bonnie Mallard, University of Guelph. Sponsored by: Semex USA; 'Understanding Your Rights When Regulators Come Knocking' presented by Tom Janczewski, Attorney, Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP. Sponsored by: Quality Liquid Feeds and 'The evolving relationship between veterinarians and farmers' presented by John Borzillo, DVM and Cody Heller, CWAS. Sponsored by: Central Wisconsin Agricultural Services

Plans are underway for another robust schedule that includes nationally recognized keynote speakers, invited guests and seminars.

Who can apply?

Dairy Strong is accepting proposals for breakout seminar topics, presenters and sponsors for each seminar. This request is open to organizations that wish to:

· Propose and sponsor a topic/speaker

· Sponsor a seminar but prefer to collaborate with Dairy Strong organizers on topic/speaker

· Propose a topic/speaker without a corresponding sponsorship (Non-profits or gov. agencies only).

· Individuals, companies, universities, organizations and government agencies may submit proposals.

How to apply/Application format

Proposals should be submitted using the online proposal submission form by June 13, 2016. Proposals should be no more than two typed pages (uploaded to online application) and should address the topic's relevance to the dairy community and any other special aspects related to the importance of the subject.

Seminar selection timeline

May 16, 2016 — Release and distribution of 'Call for Presenters'; June 13, 2016 — Deadline to submit proposal; and July 8, 2015 — Topics selected, notifications sent.

Dairy Strong is held at the Monona Terrace and Convention Center in Madison, WI, in mid-January. More than 600 dairy professionals and farmers from numerous states and four countries attended in 2016 - representing nearly 135,000 cows.

Coordinated by the Dairy Business Association and its partners, Dairy Strong organizers are working hard to continue the momentum from the 2016 conference.