FFA Activities

World Dairy Expo welcomes FFA members from across the country as it proudly provides educational opportunities and activities in conjunction with the Central National FFA Contests. 

*Bus travel and parking map


Central National FFA Contests

The Central National FFA Contests (Dairy Cattle Judging, Dairy Products Judging, Showmanship and World Forage Management Cup) are held Tuesday, October 4. Teams must register online by September 9. Late entries are only accepted September 10 - 14. Payment for late entries must be submitted by September 14 to be eligible to participate. Click here to register.


Admission Tickets - NEW THIS YEAR

Thanks to FutureCow, FFA Chapters can order reduced rate admission tickets until Friday, September 16.

All admission ticket orders must be submitted via the new online ticket purchasing platformA link to purchase, and a discount code for reduced rate admission tickets is included in your FFA Contest registration confirmation email and/or has been shared via our latest FFA newsletter. If you do not recieve the newsletter, please contact Cassi Miller to recieve the latest edition.


FFA Seminars - Mendota 2

Tuesday, October 4, 9:30 a.m.
Sponsored by: Alliant Energy Corporation

Agricultural Careers Panel
Panelists:

  • Travis Senn, Digital Communications Manager, Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative
  • Karoline Twardokus, Field Representative, Saputo Cheese USA
  • Rusty Zimmerman, Engineer, MSA Professional Services, Inc.

Moderator: Kelly Wilfert, Attorney, Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C.

Interested in pursuing an agricultural career or just wondering what options are after high school? World Dairy Expo has assembled a panel of agricultural professionals who represent a variety of career option for students looking to learn from current members of the dairy industry and beyond. Panelists will share about their various jobs, companies and what they have done to be successful beyond high school including their education paths.

Tuesday, October 4, 10:30 a.m.
Sponsored by: Alliant Energy Corporation Careers to Win It
Wisconsin State FFA Officer Team:
  • Kendra Goplin, State FFA Reporter
  • Rhylie Gough, State FFA Vice President

  • Cole Hicken, State FFA Treasurer

  • Isaac Hopke, State FFA Secretary

  • Mary Schrieber, State FFA Sentinel

State FFA Officers and students will engage in “Minute to Win It” games to expand their skill sets while exploring some of the many unique careers agriculture has to offer. We are looking forward to a fun-filled workshop leading up to the Trade Show where students can seek out some of the pathways we will discuss during our workshop. We hope to see you there!


FFA Advisor Appreciation Event

Tuesday, October 4, 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Sponsored by: Brevant seeds

The future of agriculture looks bright because of outstanding educators! Thanks to the generous support of Brevant seeds, an appreciation event is schedule in the Brevant seeds Attendee Learning Lounge, located in the pre-function space of New Holland Pavilion 1. Join us for free coffee, donuts and milk and to network with fellow educators.

*The event is for FFA Advisors and Ag Educators only


FFA Lanyards

Thanks to Lely North America, FFA members will receive a commemorative World Dairy Expo 2022 lanyard. Be sure to stop by their booths TC 480-521TM I, J to learn more the scholarship opportunities and Lely dairy industry innovations.  


Trade Show Booth Activities

FFA T-Shirts
Be sure to stop by the Pavilion 1 Lobby to grab a FFA t-shirt sponsored by: Brevant seedsCentral Life SciencesKwik Trip, Lely and Milk Specialties Global Animal Nutrition. *Available while supplies last.
FutureCow Drawing FFA
FutureCow will award 10 lucky winners $75 in gift cards for the "Shop FFA" online store. Stop by the FutureCow booth EH 3817-3918 to enter for your chance to win!
John Deere Judging Contest
World Dairy Expo is home to one of the best-known dairy cattle shows in the world. Want to prove your dairy judging skills are top notch? Join the John Deere FFA Alumni and Supporters at the John Deere booth TM M - OO to judge a class of dairy cattle! 

VAS Dairy Trivia Plinko
Test your dairy knowledge and drop a puck down the Plinko board for your chance to win VAS swag, World Dairy Expo goodies and more. Visit the VAS team in the Exhibition Hall at booth EH 4331 and 4332 to play!

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College’s Mobile Ag Trailer 
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College’s Mobile Ag Trailer provides hands-on opportunity to learn more about agriculture career training offered at our college.  Stop by to engage with faculty, recruiters and students and practice skills needed in today’s animal, agronomy, business and ag mechanics industries. Try flying our drone simulator, practice IV injections on our beef cow, discuss the birthing process with our full-size cow model, identify parts of an engine, or check out other “hands on” opportunities.  Southwest Tech has a 98% graduate student satisfaction rating with over 60 programs of training. The trailer will only be on-grounds Tuesday, October 4 in Flag Circle.

 

Take a Quiz, Win Ice Cream
The U.S Dairy Forage Research Center is sponsoring a quiz about the dairy industry and forages in the Trade Center by the World Forage Analysis Superbowl. Students can complete the five-question quiz from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a chance to win free ice cream from the GEA Ice Cream Stand. Supplies are limited. While there, students will also have the opportunity to touch and smell award winning forage samples and ask questions of the experts.