Learn About Student Judging

Chuck Zimmerman

Lindsay SpencerYesterday I posted a story about the college judging competition and a picture of Lindsay Spencer. Well, today I got to meet her and I interviewed her about how she got involved in dairy judging.

This is actually her second competition! So she’s certainly off to a great start and competing with the best of the best here at World Dairy Expo.

You can listen to my interview with Lindsay here: Download MP3 File (3.7MB MP3 File)

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Relaxing At Expo

Chuck Zimmerman

RelaxingWhenever you get tired of all the walking and exhibiting there’s plenty of places to find a spot to rest. Notice the equipment on display behind them. They’ve got just about every inch of space here covered at the Alliant Center.

Today the sun was shining and a shady spot was necessary. I don’t know about tomorrow. It sounds like some fall weather is supposed to move in.

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Professional Cow Photography

Chuck Zimmerman

Waiting For A PictureYou’ll see lots of cows being walked here at Expo. This lady is actually waiting to have her picture taken with her show animal. There’s a photographer here with a tent outside that’s taking professional shots.

Me, I’m just an amateur and I don’t charge for my pictures. At least not yet.

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The Ring Is Alive With Music

Chuck Zimmerman

Show RingIt’s hard not to keep taking pictures of the ring in the Coliseum since there’s so much going on there. Today there’s a number of shows like the International Junior Holstein, Central National Ayrshire and Central National Jersey Shows.

The ring is actually a very peaceful place when you consider all the activity going on with animals and people moving in and out. When the ring announcer isn’t talking though they play a little polka music.

If you want to get a “taste” of what it sounds like then listen here: Download MP3 File

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FFA Day At Expo

Chuck Zimmerman

FFAOpening day is also FFA Day so there’s lots of members here to see all they can see.

Here’s a fine looking group all hanging together. Wonder if they’ll still be in this close knit group by the end of the day?

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Plenty of Cheese For Sampling

Chuck Zimmerman

Cheese ExhibitHungry for some good tasting Wisconsin products? I was and still am. Pictured here is Pasture Pride Cheese. They were serving Juusto.

You need to check out the “America’s Dairyland Marketplace.” It’s located in the exhibit hall and is a showcase of crafts and food products unique in the Dairy State.

You can see, taste and purchase some of Wisconsin’s finest.

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Theme For 2006 – Dairy Central

Chuck Zimmerman

2006 ThemeWhile I was in the media room a little while ago I found out about next year’s “theme” for World Dairy Expo. It’s already designed and they were providing us with posters.

So here’s your first look at next year’s theme – Dairy Central. Let us know what you think!

You can learn more about the themes for World Dairy Expo on their website.

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Listen To The Audio Billboard

Chuck Zimmerman

While you’re outside wandering around the Expo grounds you’ll hear announcements with music. They sound like they’ve been professionally recorded and they are! They are audio billboards and are meant to thank sponsors and bring your attention to things that are going on.

There’s even one about World Dairy Diary! You can listen to it here: Download MP3 File

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