Expo Seminars

Presented daily by industry leaders in the Mendota 2 meeting room of the Exhibition Hall, these seminars address topics centered around finances, climate, management practices and dairy markets. Seminars consist of a 45-minute presentation and time for questions and answers.

In 2019, each seminar was approved for one continuing education credit for members of both the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) and the American Association of State Veterinary Boards – RACE Program (RACE).

The list of 2021 Expo Seminars is still being assembled, but below are the seminars confirmed to-date. Enjoy these recordings of the 2019 Expo Seminars while we wait for World Dairy Expo to return. 


Tuesday, September 28
1:00 p.m.

Spreadsheets, Apps and Software for your Dairy

Presenters: Dr. Larry Tranel, Jennifer Bentley and Fred Hall; Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Dairy Team

Wednesday, September 29
11:00 a.m.

How We Are Evaluating Farm Loans

Moderator: Millaine Wells, Local 5 WFRV

Panelists: Matthew Wilson, Rabo AgriFinance; Sam Miller, BMO Harris; Roger Murray, Farm Credit East

1:00 p.m.

Dairy Cow Productivity:  More Important to the Profitability of Your Dairy Operation Than You Might Think

Presenter: Peter Vitaliano, Vice President of Economic Policy & Market Research, National Milk Producers Federation

Thursday, September 30

11:00 a.m.

Dairy's Rapidly Changing Milk Market and Processing Landscape

Presenter: Corey Geiger, Managing Editor, Hoard's Dairyman

1:00 p.m.

Practical Employee Management Strategies

Presenter: Dr. Robert Hagevoort, New Mexico State University

Friday, October 1
11:00 a.m.

The Future of Beef on Dairy and Heifer Inventory Management

Presenter: Dr. Larry Corah, Kansas State University

1:00 p.m.

Value-Added Products and Niche Marketing

Moderator: Kaitlyn Riley, Wisconsin Beef Council

Panelists: Chris Casiello, Arethusa Farm Dairy; Garry Hansen, Garry's Meadow Fresh; Alise Sjostrom, Redhead Creamery

Saturday, October 2
11:00 a.m.

What Would the Food Supply Look Like Without Animal Agriculture?

Presenter: Mary Beth Hall, Dairy Scientist, USDA Agricultural Research Service