News Release

Thursday, August 1, 2019

CONTACT: Katie Schmitt, Communications Manager,
PHONE:      608-224-6455

Expo Seminars to Focus on Finances and Other Key Dairy Topics

MADISON, WIS. – Tools for Dairy’s Progress, the 2019 World Dairy Expo theme, is a fitting description of this year’s Expo Seminars to be held during the annual event, October 1-5. 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.  

Each Expo Seminar is 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).

Sponsors of the 2019 Expo Seminars include Dairy Management, Inc., Diamond V, Feed Supervisor Software, McLanahan Corporation, Page & Pedersen International, Ltd., Quality Liquid Feeds, Inc. and SOP S.r.l.

The following is the schedule of 2019 Expo Seminars:

Tuesday, October 1, 1:00 p.m.
Domestic and Global Beverage Trends: How U.S. Dairy Innovation Can Seize the Opportunity
Paul Ziemnisky, Executive Vice President of Global Innovation Partnerships, Dairy Management, Inc.
Kristina Alexander, Manager, Knowledge and Insights of Global Innovation Partnerships, Dairy Management Inc.
Sponsored by: Dairy Management, Inc. 

Wednesday, October 2, 11:00 a.m.
What Drives Financial Success on a Dairy
Steve Bodart, Senior Dairy Lending Specialist, Compeer Financial
Sponsored by: McLanahan Corporation 

Wednesday, October 2 at 1:00 p.m.
The Makeup of Your Milk Check
Calvin Covington, Chief Executive Officer (retired), Southeast Milk, Inc.
Sponsored by: Page & Pedersen International, Ltd 

Thursday, October 3, 11:00 a.m.
Proactive Management Practices to Reduce Antibiotic Usage on Your Dairy
Dr. Michael Capel, Partner, Perry Veterinary Clinic 

Thursday, October 3, 1:00 p.m.
Climate Change – Reducing the Dairy Industry’s Carbon Footprint and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Dr. Frank Mitloehner, Professor, University of California-Davis
Sponsored by: SOP S.r.l. 

Friday, October 4, 11:00 a.m.
Why Heifer Maturity Matters
Dr. Gavin Staley, Technical Services Specialist, Diamond V
Sponsored by: Diamond V 

Friday, October 4, 1:00 p.m.
Are You Buying Your Milk Production?
Dr. Bill Weiss, Professor, Department of Animal Science, Ohio Agricultural and Research Center, The Ohio State University
Sponsored by: Quality Liquid Feeds, Inc. 

Saturday, October 5, 11:00 a.m.
Dairy Farm Financial Decision Making in Turbulent Times
Dr. Chris Wolf, Professor, Agricultural Economics and Management, Cornell University
Sponsored by: Feed Supervisor Software 

Serving as the meeting place of the global dairy industry, World Dairy Expo brings together the latest in dairy innovation and the best cattle in North America. Crowds of more than 65,000 people, from nearly 100 countries, will return to Madison, Wis. for the 53rd annual event, October 1-5, 2019, when the world’s largest dairy-focused trade show, dairy and forage seminars, a world-class dairy cattle show and more will be on display. Visit or follow WDE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or YouTube for more information.