Original Wisconsin Lei'd Back Guy

Chuck Zimmerman

When you go to Hawaii you get a nice lei of flowers when you get off the plane. When you go to Wisconsin it’s bratwurst and cheese. It’s the Original Wisconsin Lei. The Lei’d Back inventor is Steve Rheaume. He says he’s sold over 3,000 of these so far and they’re becoming very popular for football games and wherever you …

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Promoting Wisconsin Cheese for WMMB

Chuck Zimmerman

Kay Zwald is a Wisconsin dairy producer doing some promotional work here at Expo. She’s been on the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board for about a year. This morning she’s here promoting Wisconsin dairy and cheese to consumers and talking with producers. Kay says that producers are most often asking what’s being done with their funds to promote the industry. She …

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Precision Agriculture For Dairy Producers

Chuck Zimmerman

Dairy producers are looking at precision agriculture equipment to help them become more efficient according to Mid-State Equipment’s Chuck Endres. Chuck is exhibiting here at Expo and says that the farmers he’s been talking with are in a very optimistic mood. When it comes to precision equipment he says the biggest benefit to dairy producers is dealing with moisture when …

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International Forum for Women in Dairying

Chuck Zimmerman

The International Forum for Women in Dairying will be holding its global dairy conference prior to the 2008 World Dairy Expo according to Kathy LaScala, chairperson. Kathy was on hand for our media talk session so I asked her what this is all about. She says you can find out more on their website. The dates are September 28 & …

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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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