Farm Broadcaster In Action

Chuck Zimmerman

Emery KlevenMany reporters are here at World Dairy Expo and sometimes you get to see them in action, especially the broadcasters like Emery Kleven, Waitt Farm Radio Network. Emery is also currently the President of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters.

Emery is interviewing Liz Matzke, Marketing Specialist for World Diary Expo. Later on Emery interviewed me too about World Dairy Diary. We need to spread the word!

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Reporters Are Arriving To Cover Expo

Chuck Zimmerman

Media RoomThere’s a lot of reporters representing all kinds of media companies that cover Expo and they have a little home of their own here.

As an international show there are also reporters from other countries. Keeping up with them, getting them all the information they need and helping when they need something is a full time job for some staff members. I’ll have some photos of media in action here shortly.

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Interview With The GM

Chuck Zimmerman

The General Manager of World Dairy Expo is Tom McKittrick. I found him calm and relaxed this opening morning and interviewed him about how things look early in the first day.

You can listen to my interview with Tom here: Download MP3 File (1.5MB MP3 File)

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Exhibits Are Open

Chuck Zimmerman

ExhibitsThe Exhibition Hall is open and it’s big. In fact there’s exhibits everywhere. Inside, outside, down the hallways, in other building, the Coliseum, literally everywhere! It’ll take days to visit them all and I’m not even going to try to take pictures of all of them. This one of Westphalia Surge might give you some idea of how big some of the exhibits are. There’s is not only on two sides of an aisle but them across another aisle that I couldn’t even fit into the picture.

Bring some comfortable walking shoes and learn about all the latest products and technologies here at the Expo.

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Live From Madison, It's World Dairy Expo

Chuck Zimmerman

EntranceIt’s opening day so “Welcome To World Dairy Expo!” Here’s what you’ll see on the way in. Volunteers in yellow shirts who are all smiling and ready to greet the crowds. I came in early but the gates were already pretty active.

The buildings like the Coliseum are still not open. It’s very quiet inside as you walk by the rows of booths that are all set up and waiting for today’s visitors.

Today’s weather forecast calls for: Partly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms possible. A few storms may be severe. High 83F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Courtesy of the Weather Channel.

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Competition Results Tomorrow

Chuck Zimmerman

I know everyone is wondering about the results of the competition today. Those results will be available by tomorrow morning and we’ll point you to them. The results are compiled and posted on the World Dairy Expo website but I’ll make sure I get that link and provide here on World Dairy Diary as well.

It’s after 5pm now and I think I’ll close up shop here but I may find a few more pictures to show you on the way out. If so I’ll post them later from the hotel.

I hope you like what you see here on World Dairy Diary. Feel free to comment or email me if you have suggestions.

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Vets On Call For A Healthy Herd

Chuck Zimmerman

Expo VetsJust like us people these animals here need good health care.

They get it from people like Dr. Rick Halvorson, Whitewater Veterinary Clinic and 4th year University of Wisconsin-Madison Vet School student Nathan Dorshorst.

These guys are on call and work hard to make sure we have a “healthy herd” here at Expo.

I interviewed them and you can listen to my interview with them here: Download MP3 File (3.2MB MP3 File)

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