FFA Activities

World Dairy Expo warmly welcomes FFA members from across the country as it proudly provides educational opportunities and activities specifically for these students on Tuesday, October 2 in conjunction with the Central National FFA Contests. 

*For a map of where buses should travel and park, please click here.

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Educational Seminars: Tuesday, October 2
Presented by Alliant Energy Foundation

8:30 a.m.

Mendota Room 1

"The Anatomy of Flavor", Presented by Culver's

Alison Wedig, Culver's Marketing Specialist - Public Relations

Alison Wedig

Looking for a chance to learn more about Culver's Thank You Farmers Project while testing your food science skills? This workshop will dive into the science behind flavors and what makes Culver's Fresh Frozen Custard taste so good!

9:30 a.m.

Mendota Room 2

"Frontiers, Facts and Finding Our Voice: Advocating for Agriculture"

Wisconsin FFA Officer Team - Amelia Hayden, Emily Kruse and Mitchell Schroepfer

WI State FFA Officers

As we approach new frontiers, there's a lot of new things happening in Agriculture! In this workshop, we'll learn about ways that we can best communicate about these innovations to people outside of the agriculture industry. 

10:30 a.m. 

Mendota Room 1

"Making a Great First Impression"
Carrie Calkins, Instructor, Kids Manners Matter

Carrie Calkins

Students will participate in a 45-minute discussion of communication skills, chivalry and dressing for success. Discussion topics will include: verbal and non-verbal communication, 10 basic rules of chivalry (non-gender specific) and appropriate dress for success. Carrie Calkins has been teaching youth etiquette in the Madison area for six years. She is a Certified Children's Etiquette instructor; aiming to provide life skills to promote success and independence. Calkins is also a Registered Nurse and local volunteer. 

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Explore World Dairy Expo and "The Next Frontier" with these additional activities just for FFA members!

Texting Scavenger Hunt
World Dairy Expo is offering a FREE texting scavenger hunt for FFA members on Tuesday, October 2. Just text "HUNT" to 727-4-WDEXPO to participate. Members completing the tasks, are eligible to win a free t-shirt, while supplies last. Standard text message rates apply. If you have questions, please call 608-224-6455.

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 Arena Building by the World Forage Analysis Superbowl. Students can take the five-question quiz from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a chance to win a free ice cream from the GEA Ice Cream Booth sponsored by Mycogen Seeds. Supplies are limited. While there, students will also have the opportunity to check out award winning forage samples and ask questions of the experts.

Datamars Giveaways for FFA
Stop by booth EH 2401-2403 for a special FFA Bag Tag! Free to any FFA student.  

Southwest Tech Giveaway
Stop by booth MC 48tt in the Coliseum for a special FFA giveaway, stress cows! Get yours 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 5015-5017 to enter for your chance to win!  

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