Wisconsin Hot Cheese

Chuck Zimmerman

Hot CheeseIt’s lunch time here on day number two. In the outside exhibit area just outside the Exhibition Hall, there’s a whole row of food vendors.

I am trying to get these pictures posted quickly so I can go do some sampling. I’m not sure what hot cheese is all about but I’ll report back when I find out.

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Youth Tours Arriving Today

Chuck Zimmerman

Youth Tour CenterToday and tomorrow are going to be very busy for the youth tour folks here at Expo. These volunteers are ready for them though.

They said that there are about 445 tours scheduled today and 1,300 tomorrow! That’s a lot of kids and a lot of tour organizing. According to the information I got these tours come from as far away as north central Illinois to central Wisconsin.

Youth TourSome of the tours were already here and what do kids like to do? Eat. I hope this was just a snack break. Maybe they decided to snack then tour. I don’t know.

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Mini Meetings In The Coliseum Suites

Chuck Zimmerman

Charleston Orwig SuiteIn the Coliseum just like you’d find at any modern-day sports facility you’ve got the “suites.” These are those little rooms up top that look out over the field or in this case, the ring.

A number of companies like Charleston Orwig reserve these suites to hold meetings with their clients like this one going on here this morning. I think they were just showing off for the photographer though. They can’t always have that much fun.

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Large Opening Day Attendance

Chuck Zimmerman

What a day on opening day! The attendance for day one of World Dairy Expo was a little over 10,000, which is higher than last year!! Of that total there were international visitors from 54 countries. They made up just over 7 percent of the total visitors yesterday.

With another day of beautiful weather we’re expecting a big crowd again. If you haven’t been to World Dairy Expo it’s well worth the effort.

According to the Weather Channel we expect : A mix of clouds and sun. Very warm. High around 85F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.

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Exhibitor Reception

Chuck Zimmerman

Exhibitor ReceptionThe end of opening day for World Dairy Diary (me) was at the exhibitor reception. Well, actually it was a little later in the hotel room putting up these last posts.

It sure looked like the exhibitors were all having fun and kind of hungry. Working a booth all day will do that to you. In fact, I think it’s time to go get some supper myself!

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Hoard's Dairyman Exhibitor Reception

Chuck Zimmerman

Hoard's CrewNow isn’t this a sweet looking group? How ’bout them red-shirts? It’s the Hoard’s Dairyman folks who were kind enough to sponsor the exhibitor reception.

The reception was held after the close of business opening day. I think everyone was in a great mood. All smiles and very upbeat.

It’s great to get that first day behind you and figure out how you’re going to make the next day even better. Thank you Hoard’s Dairyman!

They are distributing a “Supplement” edition here at Expo and it contains a little story about World Dairy Diary. We really appreciate it.

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Ayrshire Princess

Chuck Zimmerman

Ayrshire PrincessI’m probably going to get in trouble for only posting the picture of one princess. Maybe I’ll get more. There’s only so much one blogger can do in a day don’t you know.

I was in the show ring during the Ayrshire awards and got to snap this photo of the Ayrshire princess. I don’t even know her name. If you do, please post a comment. Thanks.

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