WI Dairy Farmers Question Trump On #FarmLabor

Lizzy Schultz

Many Presidential candidates are spending a significant amount of time in Wisconsin this week in anticipation of the state’s presidential primary next week, including Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, and the Wisconsin dairy community used the many political events as an opportunity to help the candidate understand the incredibly important role that immigrant labor plays in the Wisconsin agricultural sector …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Dairy, Dairy Business, dairy farming, economics, Farming, Labor, Policy, politics

DFA Reports 2015 Financial Results

Lizzy Schultz

At the Annual Meeting held this week, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) officials reported a net income of $94.1 million. The value is a significant increase from the Cooperative’s $43.1 million income in 2014, and is attributable to strong performances from DFA’s commercial operations and affiliates. DFA’s 2015 net sales totaled $13.8 billion, compared to $17.9 billion in 2014. Low …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Dairy, Dairy Business, DFA, economics, Finance, Marketing

DBA Names New Industry Relations Director

Lizzy Schultz

The Dairy Business Association (DBA) has hired Maria Woldt, a communications consultant with deep roots in agriculture, for the organization’s new Director of Industry Relations. Woldt will oversee initiatives that work to enhance DBA’s engagement with corporate partners, agriculture groups and community organizations. “Collaboration is so important to what we do and what we will need to do going forward …

Ag Group, consumer, Dairy, Dairy Business, University

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

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

Alltech Dairy School Puts Focus on Teamwork

Lizzy Schultz

2016 will mark the 12th annual Alltech Wisconsin Dairy School, held Thursday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin. This year’s theme, “One Team, One Dream,” urges dairy industry professionals to come together and strategize in collaboration towards creating a better dairy industry. Wisconsin Dairy School is a day dedicated to farmers, nutritionists …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Alltech, Dairy, Dairy Business, Education

Vita Plus Dairy Team Grows

Lizzy Schultz

Vita Plus is continuing to best serve their customers throughout the Upper Midwest by adding five new members to its dairy team this month. In their new roles, Anna Blake, PJ Neff, Margaret Quaassdorff, Matt Thistle, and Greg Wiener will work closely with fellow Vita Plus consultants, dealer partners, and dairy producers. They will continue to promote the mission of …

Ag Group, Company Announcement, Dairy, Dairy Business, Nutrition

South African Farmer Recognized at WDE

Lizzy Schultz

Kevin Lang of Howick, South Africa was one of several dairy industry professionals honored for their outstanding contributions to the dairy industry through the 2015 World Dairy Expo Recognition Awards, specifically the 2015 World Dairy Expo International Person of the Year. Lang is the owner of Fairfield Dairy, a private label milk processing business that processes 310,600 pounds of milk …

Ag Group, Audio, award, Dairy, Dairy Business, International, Uncategorized, World Dairy Expo

WDE Book Celebrates Show’s Founder

Lizzy Schultz

The World Dairy Expo is kickstarting a year long celebration of it’s 50th anniversary in 2016 with the publishing of We Need A Show, a commemorative book on the prestigious show’s history. Among the many contributors to the book’s content is Roy Hetts, son of World Dairy Expo Founder Alan Hetts. Alan Hetts’ was a lifelong Wisconsin Dairyman, and his …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Audio, Dairy, Dairy Business, Dairy Group, World Dairy Expo

New Holland Increases Support for WDE

Lizzy Schultz

The New Holland team is making a huge presence at this year’s World Dairy Expo, which is being held for the second year in the state of the art New Holland Pavillon at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. The new facilities make it much easier for exhibitors to house the 2100 cows that attend the show by consolidating …

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