Former Buzzfeed VP Talks Ag Marketing

Lizzy Schultz

The 2016 Dairy Strong conference featured a variety of exceptional keynote presentations, with many presenters coming from outside of the agriculture sector, but few would argue that any of them made as strong of an impact as Jonathan Perelman’s. Perelman is the Head the Digital Ventures at ICM Partners, the former Vice President of Motion Pictures at Buzzfeed, the former …

Ag Group, Audio, Communications, Dairy Business, Dairy Strong, Internet, Marketing, Social Media

Big Business Plays Valuable Role in Sustainability

Lizzy Schultz

The latest Food Dialogues discussion panel held by the United States Farmers and Rancher’s Alliance (USFRA) kept the discussion focused on sustainability, a controversial concept that panelist Steve Peterson has built his career around. Peterson is the former Director of Sourcing Sustainability at General Mills, with 28 years of experience in the company, and a lifelong farmer. He operates a …

Ag Group, Audio, Dairy Strong, Food Dialogue, sustainability, USFRA

Benefits of Immunity+ Exceed Expectations

Lizzy Schultz

One of the featured breakout sessions at the 2016 Dairy Strong Conference gave attendees a look into High Immune Response Technology and Breeding Selection, an exciting, innovative technology that has begun to gain significant momentum in the dairy industry. The presentation was given by Dr. Bonnie Mallard, PhD, a researcher and professor of Pathobiology at the University of Guelph College …

Audio, Breeding, Dairy, Dairy Strong, Genetics, Research, Semex, University

#FoodD Dietician Talks Consumer Disconnect

Lizzy Schultz

The 2016 Dairy Strong Conference was able to serve as a host for the United States Farmers and Ranchers Alliance’s (USFRA) latest installment of Food Dialogues, a comprehensive discourse on food production between a panel of food industry experts. This group of panelists was asked to focus discussion around the controversial topic of sustainability. One panelist was Lauren Linsley, RDN, …

Audio, consumer, Dairy Strong, Food Dialogue, Marketing, Nutrition, Organic, sustainability, USFRA

Dairy Strong Bringing Industry Together

Lizzy Schultz

While the Dairy Strong Conference is still quite new to the dairy industry, occurring for only the second time in 2016, it is already making a widespread impact across the community. Over 600 dairy industry professionals from 17 US states and five different countries traveled to this week’s conference, which was held in Madison, Wisconsin. Dairy Strong is hosted by …

Ag Group, Audio, Dairy, Dairy Group, Dairy Strong, Events, USFRA

Scott Walker Addresses Dairy Strong 2016

Lizzy Schultz

The second annual Dairy Strong conference, held in Madison, Wisconsin, began its first full day with an opening address from Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Though the Dairy Strong conference is internationally attended and focuses on global collaboration, there is no denying that Wisconsin is one of the dairy industry’s shining stars. Walker’s speech highlighted the value of Wisconsin’s dairy industry, …

Ag Group, Audio, Dairy, Dairy Business, Government

The 2016 Dairy Strong Conference

Jamie Johansen

The Dairy Business Association is pleased to announce dates for the 2016 Dairy Strong Conference. Dairy farmers and industry professionals throughout Wisconsin, the Midwest and the nation will gather again January 12-14, 2016, at the Monona Terrace Convention Center, overlooking Lake Monona in Madison, Wis. This past January, nearly 600 attendees from nine different states and Canada attended thefirst-ever Dairy …

Ag Group, Cattle, Dairy, Events

Family Dairy Farm Wins Legal Fight, Can Expand Responsibly

John Davis

A family dairy farm in Wisconsin has won a legal battle and can expand its operation responsibly. This news release from the Dairy Business Association (DBA) says that after protracted litigation, Kinnard Farms is allowed to expand without changes to its facility designs or nutrient management plan. The Kinnard brothers … now milk over 700 cows, which by law classifies …

Dairy, dairy farming, environment

New “Dairy Strong” Event Coming

Jamie Johansen

The Dairy Business Association has merged their December Annual Business Conference and their February Conference and Trade Show into one Blockbuster Dairy Industry Event that you won’t want to miss. Mark you calendars for January 13-15, 2015 in Madison, WI. The brand new dairy conference will feature, Mike Rowe, host of “Dirty Jobs” and the upcoming CNN series “Somebody’s Gotta …

Ag Group, Dairy, Education

Dairy Business Association Announces New Team Member

Jamie Johansen

The Wisconsin Dairy Business Association (DBA) has named Timothy J. Trotter as its new Executive Director of Business Affairs. Trotter, who most recently served as manager of strategic planning for DuPage County, IL, brings more than 23 years of agriculture and leadership experience to the role. He will assume the post September 1st. “Tim is an ideal fit for our …

Ag Group, Company Announcement, Dairy, Dairy Business