Get a Dairy Checkoff Update From Paula Maebon

Chuck Zimmerman

Paula Maebon is on the Dairy Checkoff board. She was on hand here at Expo to talk about what the Checkoff is doing for dairy producers. For one thing she says they’re working hard to make sure the public has a good image of dairy producers. For that reason they created the DairyFarmingToday.org website. It provides consumers with lots of …

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Dairy Industry Person of the Year Steve Larson

Chuck Zimmerman

The World Dairy Expo Dairy Industry Person of the Year is Steve Larson (pictured on the left talking Orion Samuelson). Steve is the managing editor of Hoard’s Dairyman Magazine. He’s been in that position since 1998 and started with the publication in 1969. Steve says that two of his predecessors have received the award and he feels very honored to …

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Sampling Fine Foods With Chef John Esser

Chuck Zimmerman

The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board has kept us media types supplied with lots of cheese while we’ve been here at Expo. They also brought in Chef John Esser again this year to prepare some great snacks during our news talk session. I talked to John while he was working. I think the best thing he had for sampling was the …

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Roger Ripley Filling GM Role For Expo

Chuck Zimmerman

The President of the Board of Directors of World Dairy Expo is Roger Ripley (on the left being interviewed). Roger is also the acting General Manager at the show since there’s a search going on for a new GM on the staff. Roger says that the show has been exciting so far with attendance up early. I asked him how …

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Arm & Hammer for Dairy Nutrition

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the exhibitors here is Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition Group. They’ve got a new website up so dairy producers have an online destination to learn more about them and their products. I spoke with Scott Morey (pictured on the right) who is their Senior Business Manager. He says they’re focused on dairy nutrition from a product standpoint and …

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Dairy Producers are in the Beef Business Too

Chuck Zimmerman

We may be at a dairy show but there’s been plenty of opportunities to eat some good beef. In fact, the Cattlemen’s Beef Board is here and I spoke with their CEO, Tom Ramey. Tom points out that dairy cows make up 22% of the beef supply and that’s significant. He says that half of our beef is being marketed …

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Record Wisconsin Cheese Production

Chuck Zimmerman

Record cheese production was announced today at World Dairy Expo by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture. Governor Jim Doyle today announced Wisconsin cheese production set a new record in 2006, producing nearly 2.5 billion pounds of cheese, accounting for 26 percent of the national cheese market. Wisconsin’s growth is fueled by the increase in national demand for high-quality, specialty cheeses, …

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Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin

Chuck Zimmerman

The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin is lead by Executive Director Shelly Mayer. It sound like things are going well for the organization. Their mission is to “share ideas, solutions, resources and experiences that help dairy producers succeed.” I spoke with Shelly in their exhibit near one of the entrances to the main exhibit hall here at World Dairy Expo. …

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National Dairy Animal Well-Being Initiative Announced

Chuck Zimmerman

This morning at World Dairy Expo a producer-led coalition of dairy groups and companies announced the National Dairy Animal Well-Being Initiative. They’re proposing dairy animal well-being guidelines and principles. One of the groups participating in the effort is the National Milk Producers Federation. I spoke with their Senior Vice President of Communications, Chris Galen (not pictured) about what his organization …

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Dairy Woman of the Year Deborah Lee Reinhart

Chuck Zimmerman

The Dairy Woman of the Year is Deborah Lee Reinhart, a producer from New Holstein, Wisconsin. She’s pictured third from the left in the front row of this group of members of the Livestock Publications Council which met for breakfast this morning. Deb received her award last night at the World Dairy Expo Dinner With the Stars banquet. This morning …

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