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World Dairy Expo Accepting Nominations for 2022 Recognition Awards

World Dairy Expo Accepting Nominations for 2022 Recognition Awards

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Trade Show

The world’s largest dairy-focused Trade Show featuring more than 650 companies is accessible year-round through a company and keyword searchable exhibitor listing. New products, research and services available to the dairy industry can be explored through Innovation Unveiled or during a Knowledge Nook Session at WDE.

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Dairy Cattle Show

World Dairy Expo is home to one of the best-known dairy cattle shows in the world. Discover dairy show cattle genetics and services available from our 1,600 Dairy Cattle Show exhibitors in the New Holland Pavilions and Cattle Tent. Take your cattle and exhibitor search to the next level with Expo's free mobile event app. 

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Education

World Dairy Expo's educational programs give you the chance to visit with peers while learning from fellow producers and industry experts about different ways to make your operation more profitable. Learn more about upcoming Expo Seminars, Virtual Farm Tours, Knowledge Nook Sessions, Tanbark Talks, Expo en Español, FFA Seminars and Dairy Forage Seminars.

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Official Schedule

Select a day to see the scheduled events!

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Sunday, October 2nd, 2022
8:00 AM National 4-H, National Intercollegiate & International Post-Secondary Dairy Cattle Judging Contests (Coliseum) more info
10:00 AM World Dairy Expo Youth Fitting Contest (Sale Pavilion)
World Dairy Expo Youth Fitting Contest will take place at 10:00 a.m. in the Sale Pavilion on Sunday, September 27, 2020. This contest is open to all youth ages, 13 to 21. Registration deadline is 5 p.m. Saturday, September 26.
more info
2:00 PM World Dairy Expo Youth Showmanship Contest (Coliseum)
Open to all youth, ages 9 to 21, the World Dairy Expo Youth Showmanship Contest will take place at 2:00 p.m. in the Coliseum on Monday, September 28, 2020. Registration deadline is 4 p.m. Sunday, September 27.
more info
5:30 PM National 4-H, National Intercollegiate & International Post-Secondary Dairy Cattle Judging Contest Awards Banquet (The Tanbark)
Join fellow participants at 5:30 p.m. for a reception with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m.
more info

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*Schedule subject to change

Monday, October 3rd, 2022
7:00 AM International Junior Holstein Show (Coliseum) more info
7:00 AM International Milking Shorthorn Show (Coliseum) more info
4:00 PM International Jersey Show - Heifers (Coliseum) more info
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Happy Hour (The Tanbark)

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*Schedule subject to change

Tuesday, October 4th, 2022
7:00 AM International Jersey Show - Cows/Groups (Coliseum) more info
8:00 AM Central National FFA Events (SP, EH & Sheraton Madison Hotel) more info
8:30 AM International Guernsey Show (Coliseum) more info
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Trade Show
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Family Lounge, hosted by Dairy Girl Network (EH2 WDE Family Lounge)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM FFA Seminar (Mendota 1) more info
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Tanbark Talk (The Tanbark) more info
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM FFA Seminar (Mendota 1) more info
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Virtual Farm Tour (Mendota 1) more info
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Expo Seminar (Mendota 2) more info
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Expo en Español (Mendota 1) more info
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
3:00 PM International Brown Swiss Show - Heifers (Coliseum) more info
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Happy Hour (The Tanbark) more info
5:00 PM Championship Dairy Product Contest Auction
5:15 PM - 7:30 PM Commercial Exhibitor Party (Exhibition Hall Atrium)
Sponsored by Hoard's Dairyman and World Dairy Expo **For Commercial Exhibitors only

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*Schedule subject to change

Wednesday, October 5th, 2022
7:00 AM International Brown Swiss Show - Cows/Groups (Coliseum) more info
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Family Lounge, hosted by Dairy Girl Network (EH2 WDE Family Lounge)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Trade Show
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Dairy Forage Seminar (Dairy Forage Seminar Stage) more info
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Tanbark Talk (The Tanbark)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
11:30 AM Brevant seeds Forage Superbowl Luncheon more info
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Virtual Farm Tour (Mendota 1) more info
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Expo Seminar (Mendota 2) more info
1:30 PM International Red & White Show - Heifers (Coliseum) more info
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Dairy Forage Seminar (Dairy Forage Seminar Stage) more info
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Expo en Español (Mendota 1) more info
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
3:30 PM International Ayrshire Show - Heifers (Coliseum) more info
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Happy Hour (The Tanbark)

Join fellow attendees and exhibitors in The Tanbark for Happy Hour, sponsored by Phibro Animal Health Corp.
more info
6:30 PM Recognition Award Banquet more info

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*Schedule subject to change

Thursday, October 6th, 2022
7:00 AM International Ayrshire Show - Cows/Groups (Coliseum) more info
7:00 AM International Red & White Show - Cows/Groups (Coliseum) more info
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Family Lounge, hosted by Dairy Girl Network (EH2 WDE Family Lounge)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Trade Show
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Dairy Forage Seminar (Dairy Forage Seminar Stage) more info
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Tanbark Talk (The Tanbark) more info
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
11:30 AM - 12:15 AM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Virtual Farm Tour (Mendota 1) more info
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
1:00 PM International Holstein Show - Heifers (Coliseum) more info
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Expo Seminar (Mendota 2) more info
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Dairy Forage Seminar (Dairy Forage Seminar Stage) more info
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Expo en Español (Mendota 1) more info
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Happy Hour (The Tanbark)

Join fellow attendees and exhibitors in The Tanbark for Happy Hour, sponsored by Phibro Animal Health Corp.
more info
5:00 PM International Reception
7:00 PM World Classic '22 Holstein Sale (Coliseum) more info
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sunset Celebration (The Tanbark) more info

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*Schedule subject to change

Friday, October 7th, 2022
7:30 AM International Holstein Show - Cows/Groups (Coliseum) more info
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Trade Show
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Family Lounge, hosted by Dairy Girl Network (EH2 WDE Family Lounge)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Career Connections (Mendota 4)

Looking for something new professionally or struggling with where to begin? Career Connections is your newest free tool to connect with job and internship opportunities in the dairy industry! With Careers Connections, high school and college students as well as young dairy professionals will connect with World Dairy Expo's commercial exhibitors, sponsors, Dairy Cattle Show exhibitors and non-exhibiting farms. At World Dairy Expo, a free networking event will be held on Friday, October 1 at 9:30 a.m. to connect job and internship seekers with hiring companies and farms. A list of currently featured opportunities can be found by selecting "More Info" below. This program is sponsored by National Dairy Shrine.
more info
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Tanbark Talk (The Tanbark) more info
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Dairy Forage Seminar (Dairy Forage Seminar Stage) more info
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Virtual Farm Tour (Mendota 1) more info
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Expo Seminar (Mendota 2) more info
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Dairy Forage Seminar (Dairy Forage Seminar Stage) more info
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Expo en Español (Mendota 1) more info
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
4:00 PM Parade of Champions (Coliseum) more info

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*Schedule subject to change

Official Schedule

Select a day to see the scheduled events!

Sunday
Sunday, October 2nd, 2022
8:00 AM National 4-H, National Intercollegiate & International Post-Secondary Dairy Cattle Judging Contests (Coliseum) more info
10:00 AM World Dairy Expo Youth Fitting Contest (Sale Pavilion) +
World Dairy Expo Youth Fitting Contest will take place at 10:00 a.m. in the Sale Pavilion on Sunday, September 27, 2020. This contest is open to all youth ages, 13 to 21. Registration deadline is 5 p.m. Saturday, September 26.
more info
2:00 PM World Dairy Expo Youth Showmanship Contest (Coliseum) +
Open to all youth, ages 9 to 21, the World Dairy Expo Youth Showmanship Contest will take place at 2:00 p.m. in the Coliseum on Monday, September 28, 2020. Registration deadline is 4 p.m. Sunday, September 27.
more info
5:30 PM National 4-H, National Intercollegiate & International Post-Secondary Dairy Cattle Judging Contest Awards Banquet (The Tanbark) +
Join fellow participants at 5:30 p.m. for a reception with dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m.
more info

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*Schedule subject to change

Monday
Monday, October 3rd, 2022
7:00 AM International Junior Holstein Show (Coliseum) more info
7:00 AM International Milking Shorthorn Show (Coliseum) more info
4:00 PM International Jersey Show - Heifers (Coliseum) more info
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Happy Hour (The Tanbark)

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*Schedule subject to change

Tuesday
Tuesday, October 4th, 2022
7:00 AM International Jersey Show - Cows/Groups (Coliseum) more info
8:00 AM Central National FFA Events (SP, EH & Sheraton Madison Hotel) more info
8:30 AM International Guernsey Show (Coliseum) more info
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Trade Show
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Family Lounge, hosted by Dairy Girl Network (EH2 WDE Family Lounge)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM FFA Seminar (Mendota 1) more info
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Tanbark Talk (The Tanbark) more info
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM FFA Seminar (Mendota 1) more info
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Virtual Farm Tour (Mendota 1) more info
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Expo Seminar (Mendota 2) more info
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Expo en Español (Mendota 1) more info
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
3:00 PM International Brown Swiss Show - Heifers (Coliseum) more info
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Happy Hour (The Tanbark) more info
5:00 PM Championship Dairy Product Contest Auction
5:15 PM - 7:30 PM Commercial Exhibitor Party (Exhibition Hall Atrium) +
Sponsored by Hoard's Dairyman and World Dairy Expo **For Commercial Exhibitors only

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*Schedule subject to change

Wednesday
Wednesday, October 5th, 2022
7:00 AM International Brown Swiss Show - Cows/Groups (Coliseum) more info
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Family Lounge, hosted by Dairy Girl Network (EH2 WDE Family Lounge)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Trade Show
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Dairy Forage Seminar (Dairy Forage Seminar Stage) more info
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Tanbark Talk (The Tanbark)
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
11:30 AM Brevant seeds Forage Superbowl Luncheon more info
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Virtual Farm Tour (Mendota 1) more info
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Expo Seminar (Mendota 2) more info
1:30 PM International Red & White Show - Heifers (Coliseum) more info
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Dairy Forage Seminar (Dairy Forage Seminar Stage) more info
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Expo en Español (Mendota 1) more info
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
3:30 PM International Ayrshire Show - Heifers (Coliseum) more info
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Happy Hour (The Tanbark) +

Join fellow attendees and exhibitors in The Tanbark for Happy Hour, sponsored by Phibro Animal Health Corp.
more info
6:30 PM Recognition Award Banquet more info

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*Schedule subject to change

Thursday
Thursday, October 6th, 2022
7:00 AM International Ayrshire Show - Cows/Groups (Coliseum) more info
7:00 AM International Red & White Show - Cows/Groups (Coliseum) more info
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Family Lounge, hosted by Dairy Girl Network (EH2 WDE Family Lounge)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Trade Show
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Dairy Forage Seminar (Dairy Forage Seminar Stage) more info
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Tanbark Talk (The Tanbark) more info
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
11:30 AM - 12:15 AM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Virtual Farm Tour (Mendota 1) more info
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
1:00 PM International Holstein Show - Heifers (Coliseum) more info
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Expo Seminar (Mendota 2) more info
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Dairy Forage Seminar (Dairy Forage Seminar Stage) more info
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Expo en Español (Mendota 1) more info
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Happy Hour (The Tanbark) +

Join fellow attendees and exhibitors in The Tanbark for Happy Hour, sponsored by Phibro Animal Health Corp.
more info
5:00 PM International Reception
7:00 PM World Classic '22 Holstein Sale (Coliseum) more info
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sunset Celebration (The Tanbark) more info

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*Schedule subject to change

Friday
Friday, October 7th, 2022
7:30 AM International Holstein Show - Cows/Groups (Coliseum) more info
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Trade Show
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Family Lounge, hosted by Dairy Girl Network (EH2 WDE Family Lounge)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Career Connections (Mendota 4) +

Looking for something new professionally or struggling with where to begin? Career Connections is your newest free tool to connect with job and internship opportunities in the dairy industry! With Careers Connections, high school and college students as well as young dairy professionals will connect with World Dairy Expo's commercial exhibitors, sponsors, Dairy Cattle Show exhibitors and non-exhibiting farms. At World Dairy Expo, a free networking event will be held on Friday, October 1 at 9:30 a.m. to connect job and internship seekers with hiring companies and farms. A list of currently featured opportunities can be found by selecting "More Info" below. This program is sponsored by National Dairy Shrine.
more info
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Tanbark Talk (The Tanbark) more info
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Dairy Forage Seminar (Dairy Forage Seminar Stage) more info
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Virtual Farm Tour (Mendota 1) more info
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Expo Seminar (Mendota 2) more info
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Dairy Forage Seminar (Dairy Forage Seminar Stage) more info
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Expo en Español (Mendota 1) more info
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Knowledge Nook Session (Knowledge Nook) more info
4:00 PM Parade of Champions (Coliseum) more info

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*Schedule subject to change

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