Industry Meetings & Events

While the global dairy industry is meeting in Madison, the city is proud to host the National 4-H Dairy Conference and the International Dairy Short Course in conjunction with World Dairy Expo.

Expo attendees can also benefit from a variety of special industry hosted seminars and meetings. Most of these events are free with Expo admission and offer an opportunity to meet and talk with fellow producers from down the road or around the globe.

For additional information about these events, please contact the hosting company. To locate these meeting spaces, download the WDE Mobile Event App.

Monday, October 3

Dairy Shrine Reception and Awards Banquet

Hosted by: National Dairy Shrine
*Banquet tickets are $40

Mendota 1 - 4 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 5

Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding

Hosted by: Council on Dairy Cattle Breeding

All dairy producers and genetic enthusiasts are invited to attend the 8th annual CDCB Industry Meeting during World Dairy Expo. Doors open at 8 a.m. with program start at 8:30 a.m. and wrap-up by 12:30 p.m.. 

Please RSVP at

RSVPs are appreciated to help plan. We will welcome walk-ins the day of the meeting.

More information

Mendota 2 8:30 a.m.

Effects of a no-withdrawal non-antibiotic strategy on somatic cell count during lactation and at dry off

Hosted by: OZOLEA Rete Agricola

OZOLEA will present field data for the use of their non-antibiotic and no-withdrawal animal device, OZOLEA-MAST, when used in lactation and for drying-off dairy cows, respectively. This tool, along with efficient herd management, can positively affect the individual somatic cell count, while contributing to reduce antibiotic usage on dairy farms.


OZOLEA will be happy to welcome anyone interested to know more about this relevant topic.



Bradley J. Heins, Extension Specialist, Dairy Management, Professor, Dairy Management, University of Minnesota

Fausto Cremonesi, DVM, Professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine (DiMeVet), University of Milan

Monona & Wingra 11:00 a.m.

Global Trends Driving Dairy Demand

Hosted by: U.S. Dairy Export Council

Speaker: Megan Sheets, Senior Director, Strategic Development, Strategic Insights, US Dairy Export Council

Mendota 2 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 6

Global Dairy Symposium

Hosted by: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

During the symposium, presenters will share information on trends in production, COVID-19 pandemic impacts, economic fluctuations, supply chain challenges, climate change, sustainability, labor shortages, and trade conflicts. Each speaker will provide a 30-minute presentation and participate in a panel discussion moderated by lead editor of Hoard’s Dairyman, Corey Geiger.


The presenters include:

    • Krysta Harden – Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Dairy Export Council
    • Torsten Hemme – President of International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN), Germany
    • Ad Van Velde – President of Global Dairy Farmers, the Netherlands
    • Sheryl Meshke – Co-President and Chief Executive Officer of Associated Milk Producers Inc.

The event is provided at no-cost to attendees. Space is limited and registration is required by September 30, 2022. Participants can register for the youevent by visiting DATCP’s Global Dairy Symposium webpage. Questions about the event should be directed to DATCP Economic Development Consultant Jennifer Lu at (608) 347-1852 or

Mendota 4 9:00 a.m.

Road Markers to the Future Business of Milking Cows

Hosted by: National Milk Producers Federation

Join the Young Cooperators Program for a 90-minute workshop with financial consultant Gary Sipioski as he outlines the steps that young and beginning dairy farmers must take to be successful today, and in the future. 

Monona 8:30 a.m.

World Dairy Expo Tech Spotlight

Hosted by: Agritech Capital and WDE

Amongst the companies participating in this year’s edition at World Dairy Expo are WDE exhibiting companies Ever.Ag, Labby Inc., milc group, Nedap Livestock Management, and smaXtec Inc. Also joining for the virtual component are CattleEye, EIO Diagnostics and Milk Moovement.

More information at

Mendota 2 9:00 a.m.

The Future Viability of Dairy Farmers in the U.S.

Hosted by: American Dairy Coalition

Monona 11:00 a.m.

How Does She Do It? How These Women Built a Business

Hosted by:Dairy Girl Network

Join us for this panel discussion with successful entrepreneurial women and learn how they built their businesses. During the session, you can also look forward to hearing DGN Founder and President, Laura Daniels, with a welcome and and DGN updates. The session will conclude with a networking time. Cost of the event is $20.00 and includes a light lunch for those joining in-person. A virtual option is available for $10.

More information and registration available at

Mendota 2 1:00 p.m.

UW-Platteville School of Agriculture Alumni Reception

Hosted by: UW-Platteville

Monona 4:30 p.m.

UW-River Falls Alumni Reception

Hosted by: UW-River Falls

Waubesa 5:00 p.m.