Seeing Cheese At The IFAJ Congress In Switzerland

Chuck Zimmerman

What better way to get in the mood for World Dairy Expo than a trip to Switzerland? That’s just what I did, attending the International Federation of Agricultural Journalist’s Congress 2005 in Thun. While there we got to eat a lot of cheese. Here’s a picture of how they set up their displays for the little trade show during lunch.

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2005 World Dairy Expo Industry Honorees

Chuck Zimmerman

Each year World Dairy Expo honors four top leaders whose work is an example of the best in the industry. “These leaders aren’t in it for recognition, they are top in the field because they desire to be the best,” said WDE General Manager Tom McKittrick. “They are well known and respected in the industry. It is only fitting that …

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Ever Met A Judge?

Chuck Zimmerman

Have you ever met one of the official judges of the World Dairy Expo? Well at least you can find out who they are online. The following slate of judges has been selected by the dairy cattle exhibitors and/or their respective breed associations and has been approved by Expo’s Board of Directors. These gentlemen will crown the champions at World …

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Promoting World Dairy Diary

Chuck Zimmerman

We officially kicked off the public information campaign to create awareness of World Dairy Diary with a news release that was distributed internationally. If you’d like to have a copy of the release please feel free to download the Word document here: World Dairy Diary Release You have our permission to use the release to help us get the word …

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Meet Alice In Dairyland

Chuck Zimmerman

The current Alice in Dairyland is Gena Cooper. Alice started back in 1948 and is a program of the Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture. The first Alice was Margaret McGuire. This year Gena/Alice is a travelling ambassador for Wisconsin agriculture. I got to interview her recently at a trade show. You can listen to my interview with Gena or Alice or …

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Cow Parade Coming To Expo

Chuck Zimmerman

Maybe you’ve heard it but just in case, the Cow Parade is coming to Wisconsin and World Dairy Expo! This is being made possible by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, which has announced the first Wisconsin Cows – “Say Cheese, Wisconsin” by Bruce Bodden and “Where the Cows Are” by Steven Kozar. They will have photos soon. I saw this …

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World Dairy Expo On The Web

Chuck Zimmerman

If you’re not a friend of Google or Yahoo you really are missing out on a wealth of information. Have you ever just typed your name or company’s name into Google to see what comes up? You might be surprised! I just did that for World Dairy Expo. Here’s a sample of websites from just the first few results: Illini …

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New Expo Award Honors Memory of Keith King

Chuck Zimmerman

A special crystal award will be presented to each of the seven Junior Show Grand Champion exhibitors at World Dairy Expo 2005. These unique awards will be presented annually in memory of Keith King. King, an accomplished Milking Shorthorn breeder from Oneida, Illinois, was a lifetime supporter of World Dairy Expo and an industry leader. A former American Milking Shorthorn …

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Go To School At World Dairy Expo

Chuck Zimmerman

Do you miss going to classes? Want to learn something that you can use in your operation? Good. Because at World Dairy Expo there’s a series of seminars on transition cows, calf and heifer management, organic dairy production, nutrient and reproductive management, genetic adaptability, holistic herd health and employee management. There will be two seminars each day, Tuesday through Saturday. …

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Holstein Foundation Calling On Art Lovers

Chuck Zimmerman

If you love the “Art of Dairy” then pay attention! Especially you admirers of fine art! The Holstein Foundation is pleased to announce its first annual Art Sale Catalog is now online. Visit www.holsteinfoundation.org to vote for your favorite piece, and to decide which art pieces you’ll bid on this fall! High-quality paintings, ceramics, and sculptures, all relating to dairy …

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