Alice in Dairyland

Cindy Zimmerman

Our first official Milking Parlor podcast from World Dairy Expo is with the lovely and talented “Alice in Dairyland,” aka Jill Makovec. “Alice in Dairyland is Wisconsin’s official spokesperson for agriculture,” she says. “Alice’s primary role is to educate people about the impact of agriculture here in the state.” Agriculture is a $51.5 billion industry in Wisconsin, with nearly half …

Audio, BASF Plant Science, Charleston-Orwig, Dairy Business, General, Hoard's Dairyman, Podcast, World Dairy Expo

"Bright Lights, Big Show" Ring

Cindy Zimmerman

This year’s theme for World Dairy Expo is “Bright Lights, Big Show” – as the show press materials say it represents “a brilliant place to exchange ideas, a dazzling display of dairy cattle and the brightest showcase of dairy technology, products and services geared to today’s dairy producer.” The annual themes are a unique aspect of World Dairy Expo. The …

BASF Plant Science, Charleston-Orwig, General, Hoard's Dairyman, World Dairy Expo

Broadcasting from WDX

Cindy Zimmerman

The media are out in force here at World Dairy Expo and here is our obligatory photo of our friends from Agri Talk. We always include a photo of them in our coverage of events on AgWired, so its only right that they should be here as well! The second photo is the “Fabulous Farm Babe,” our friend Pam Jahnke …

BASF Plant Science, Charleston-Orwig, Dairy Business, Hoard's Dairyman, Media, World Dairy Expo

Hello From Expo

Cindy Zimmerman

World Dairy Expo is officially underway in Madison, Wisconsin and we are here to bring you the highlights. I got here early this morning and have just been amazed at it all! I’ve never been here before, so I have been just taking my time, wandering around and tasting cheese and enjoying all the sights. Chuck is on his way …

BASF Plant Science, Charleston-Orwig, Dairy Business, General, Hoard's Dairyman, World Dairy Expo

Using New Media to Cover WDX

Chuck Zimmerman

We will be bringing you daily coverage of World Dairy Expo this week here on World Dairy Diary thanks to a sponsorship package put together by Charleston-Orwig of Hartland, Wisconsin. CEO Lyle Orwig says they are a marketing and communications agency that has been serving agriculture since 1992. “We work nationally and internationally with clients who market products to producers …

Audio, BASF Plant Science, Beef Checkoff, Charleston-Orwig, Dairy Business, Hoard's Dairyman, Media, Podcast, World Dairy Expo

BASF NutriDense at WDX

Chuck Zimmerman

One of the exhibitors at this week’s World Dairy Expo, and one of the sponsors of our coverage this year, is BASF Plant Science’s NutriDense. Jerry Weigel, with BASF Plant Sciences global nutrition and tech services, says NutriDense is a nutritionally-enhanced corn that contains a stacked set of output traits that enhance animal feed performance. “Instead of going in and …

Audio, BASF Plant Science, Charleston-Orwig, Feed, Nutrition, Podcast, World Dairy Expo

Countdown to Expo

Chuck Zimmerman

The countdown to World Dairy Expo has begun and we are getting excited about it. Just a few more days before over 65,000 dairy industry professionals from all over the world descend on the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin for “Bright Lights, Big Show.” A main fixture of World Dairy Expo since its inception in 1967 is Hoard’s Dairyman …

Charleston-Orwig, Dairy Business, Hoard's Dairyman, Media, World Dairy Expo