Meet The Creative Talent Behind The "Theme"

Chuck Zimmerman

If you’ve ever wondered who creates the themes each year for World Dairy Expo then you ought to listen this interview with Brad Nellis, Distillery Design Studio. Brad will tell you it’s a team effort and it is but he’s also the creative guy who’s been working on the themes for many years.

Brad was interviewed for the ZimmCast, a weekly program found on AgWired.

You can listen to the interview here Download MP3 File

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Last Year's Supreme Champion

Chuck Zimmerman

2004 Supreme ChampionJust to show you that pictures will be an integral part of the World Dairy Expo blogging experience here’s a look at last year’s Supreme Champion.

HILLCROFT LEADER MELANIE (Holstein)
Exhibited by Arethusa Farm of Litchfield, Connecticut
Production: 5-00 365d 42,045 4.1%F 1,705F 3.0%P 1,264P

We’re looking forward to taking a lot of pictures this year and posting them for your enjoyment!

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Let's Check Out Dairies South Of The Border

Chuck Zimmerman

I seriously think this Expo Blog as we’ll affectionately call it needs to cover this trip! I say let’s blog it. Who’s going with us?

Fly away to enjoy the agriculture and friendship of Mexico’s sunny central plains. World Dairy Expo is hosting a Mexican Expedition November 28 – December 5, 2005. The trip is planned around the Queretaro Exposition and Mexican National Holstein dairy cattle show. Surrounded by the famed aqueducts of this colonial city, participants will experience the area’s famous history and visit the site where the Mexican Constitution was signed. Dairy enthusiasts will conduct technical visits to working dairy farms and industries offering hands-on study of one of Mexico’s strongest milk and cattle producing regions. Side trips include “traditional” and “modern” retail food markets and discussions with dairy industry leaders.

Now here’s the part I really like: The eight-day trip includes siestas, fiestas!

Registration deadline: July 15, 2005. For more information call 1-800-284-1361.

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World Dairy Expo Among Top 100 Tradeshows in U.S.

Chuck Zimmerman

You know it’s a big show but according to the latest from Tradeshow Week, World Dairy Expo has moved up the charts! It’s now ranked 85 th on the country’s list of largest tradeshows. Compiled annually and published in April, the Tradeshow Week 200 ranks the 200 largest tradeshows in the United States and the 50 largest in Canada. Rank is determined by net square feet of paid exhibit space.

Some other interesting tidbits include: we’re up nine spots from last year’s rank of 94, World Dairy Expo is the largest production agriculture show among the top 100 which includes a variety of industries, from apparel to consumer electronics and health care to sporting goods, and it’s the only show among the top 200 that resides in Wisconsin.

“A jump of nine rankings is remarkable,” says John Rozum, World Dairy Expo Sales Manager. “This is not a shrinking business.” In fact, according to Tradeshow Week, tradeshows across the country saw increases across the board with exhibiting companies up three percent for 2004, while net square footage and show attendance figures grew over two percent.

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New Board Members For WDE Management

Chuck Zimmerman

WDE Managment is the group that manages the Dane County Fair, the Purebred Dairy Cattle Association, the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge and the Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation. It is the wholly owned subsidiary of World Dairy Expo, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin.

The officers and board members are:

President – Mark Boyke, U.S. Foods & Pharmaceuticals, Madison, WI.Vice President – Bill Battista, Destron/Fearing, Madison, WI.Secretary/Treasurer – James Leuenberger, Holstein Association USA, Shawano, WI.

Additional board members:

Bill Barlass, Barlass Farms, Janesville, WI David Thorbahn, Select Sires, Plain City, OH

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Countdown To Expo Time!

Chuck Zimmerman

It’s time to make your final plans to attend the 2005 World Dairy Expo!

This year’s theme is “The Art of Dairy.” See how many previous Expo themes you remember by taking a walk down our memory lane.

Be one of more than 65,000 dairy industry enthusiasts who make the trip to World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. It’s the international meeting place for the dairy industry. Expo offers the most elite combination of dairy cattle and exhibits in the world.

You’ll find the most modern dairy equipment and the newest dairy technology and innovations, including animal health supplies, milking systems, feeding products, forage handling and manure equipmentplus embryos, semen and genetic research.

You’ll see North America’s top dairy cattle compete for honors in seven breed shows. Throughout the week meet herd owners in the barns, place your bids at five cattle auctions and then watch the Parade of Champions and the selection of World Dairy Expo’s Supreme Champion.

You can impact the future of the dairy industry by placing your bids at the World Dairy Expo Invest in Our Best Silent Auction. All auction proceeds will benefit Expo’s youth contests and programs.

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