Email Availability Popular With Exhibitors

Chuck Zimmerman

Exhibitors On ComputersAlthough there’s not a publicly available computer center, the exhibitors who are working here do have a lounge area with computers that allows them to check and send email.

It sure is handy being able to take a break and get caught up back at the office! Each time I’ve stopped by here all the computers are in use.

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Educational Seminars Continue Each Day

Chuck Zimmerman

SeminarThey’re not as “visible” as the shows, sales and exhibits but there are a lot of different seminars that are offered to people attending Expo.

This particular seminar was being held this morning in the Exhibition Hall and put on by Harvestore.

Harvestore SeminarAs you can see from the schedule there’s lots of flexibility in when you can participate in some of these educational sessions.

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National Dairy Shrine Supporter

Chuck Zimmerman

Tommy MartinThe National Dairy Shrine has an exhibit here at Expo and some of its board members like Tommy Martin, seen here on the left. Tommy is an old friend of mine that I haven’t seen in over 15 years. He’s also here working for Merial.

National Dairy Shrine brings together dairy producers, scientists, students, educators, marketers and others who share a desire to preserve our dairy heritage and keep the dairy industry strong. Founded in 1949 by a small group of visionary dairy leaders, National Dairy Shrine now has over 17,000 members encompassing virtually every facet of the industry.

You can learn more about The National Dairy Shrine online and listen to my interview with Tommy here: Download MP3 File (1.9MP MP3 File)

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Economic Impact Comparison

Chuck Zimmerman

Economic ComparisonWe all know that the dairy industry means a lot to Wisconsin’s economy but it’s always helpful to have that put in comparison to better understand it.

This display shows how much more dairy means to Wisconsin than citrus means to Florida or potatoes to Idaho.

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Show Me Your Dairy

Chuck Zimmerman

Missouri Dairy AssociationI’m from the Show-Me state so I had to get a picture of the booth for the Missouri Dairy Association. They’re trying to attract and grow Missouri’s dairy industry.

But then, so are a lot of other states. While wandering around I found booths for Wisconsin and Minnesota and I know there are more.

What do you think is the best state to have a dairy in? Feel free to use the comment feature to post your thoughts.

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Championship Dairy Products Auction Nets $19,000

Chuck Zimmerman

Wisconsin Dairy Products AssocationThe third annual World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest auction was held Tuesday, October 4 at World Dairy Expo. The contest, sponsored by the Wisconsin Dairy Products Association (WDPA), raised $19,000.

“We are absolutely ecstatic with the overall success of this year’s contest”, stated WDPA Executive Director Brad Legreid. “For being only in its third year, this year’s contest entries increased by 50% and the auction raised a significant dollar amount. Just the fact that this contest received over 200 entries in only its third year, clearly shows the interest it is generating in the US dairy industry. We look forward to an even bigger and better contest next year.”

A portion of the auction proceeds will be donated to the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin’s Education Foundation to assist current and beginning producers achieve success in dairy farming. Product donations were also made to the MATC Culinary Arts School, UW Food Science Dept. and the Ronald McDonald House.

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Turn Up The Heat

Chuck Zimmerman

Kuhn BoothJust yesterday we were outside and sweating and the tents didn’t have sides up. Now exhibits like Kuhn Knight, have heaters going and we need it. It’s just a little chilly out there. But not bad at all.

If you forgot your jacket, just go to the Purple Cow in the Exhibit Hall and you can buy one with the World Dairy Expo logo on it.

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