World Dairy Expo is providing attendees additional educational value through its diverse series of Expo seminars. Presented by industry leaders daily, these seminars address topics centered around policy, research, finances and the future.
Each seminar is approved for one continuing education credit for members of both the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists and the American Association of State Veterinary Boards-RACE Program.
Sponsors of the 2018 Expo seminars include Feed Supervisor Software, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, Micronutrients, Quality Liquid Feeds Inc. and Semex.
Following is a schedule of the 2018 Expo seminars, which will be held in the Mendota 2 meeting room of the Alliant Energy Center’s Exhibition Hall.
World Dairy Expo runs Oct. 2-6 in Madison, Wis.
Oct. 2, 1 p.m.
Entering the Dairy Industry: How Do Young People Get Started in Dairying? by Gary Sipiorski, dairy development manager, Vita Plus
Oct. 3, 11 a.m.
Large-Scale Robots: Is It Worth the Hype? by Brian Houin, owner, Homestead Dairy LLC
Sponsored by Quality Liquid Feeds Inc.
Oct. 3, 1 p.m.
Will the Farm Bill Hurt or Help? by Mark Stephenson, director of dairy policy analysis, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Oct. 4, 11 a.m.
Are You Raising the Right Number of Heifers? by Jason Karszes, senior Extension associate, Pro-Dairy at Cornell University
Sponsored by Micronutrients
Oct. 4, 1 p.m.
KPIs: Your Yardstick to Improve What Matters on Your Operation, by Tom Fuhrmann and Terry Battcher, consultants, DairyWorks Management System
Sponsored by Feed Supervisor Software
Oct. 5, 11 a.m.
Improved Genomic Selection for Health and Other Traits, by Paul VanRaden, research geneticist, USDA-Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory
Sponsored by Semex
Oct. 5, 1 p.m.
View From the Top: How Corporate Restaurant and Food Retail Sourcing Policies Are Being Developed and the Implications to the Farmer, with panelists Mike Brown, director, dairy supply chain, The Kroger Co.; and Sarah Hendren, nutrition and quality assurance manager, Culver Franchising System LLC; and moderator Angela Anderson, director, customer outreach, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy
Sponsored by Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy
Oct. 6, 11 a.m.
Learning From the Future — Dairying in 2068, by Jack H. Britt, senior consultant, Jack H. Britt Consulting
Source: World Dairy Expo