Wisconsin is America’s Dairyland, so it is no surprise that Wisconsin would host one of the Midwest’s premiere conferences for the dairy farming community. This premier conference is the Dairy Strong 2018 conference hosted by the Dairy Business Association. The Dairy Strong conference will be held Jan. 17 and 18 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison.
The Dairy Strong 2018 conference will bring together more than 700 farmers, corporate professionals and government and university representatives to explore the future of the Wisconsin and U.S. Dairy industry.
The conference will include the educational experience of an expert panel discussion. The panel will focus on the changing landscape of milk marketing and trade in the United States and globally featuring a dynamic panel of CEO’s from the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives and the International Dairy Foods Association. The panel is open to all registered attendees of Dairy Strong and will be available to view on YouTube after the event via dairystrong.org
The Dairy Strong conference has a list of excellence keynote speakers for 2018.
What better way to kick off the conference then by having the first keynote speaker be the Major League Baseball’s Commissioner Emeritus, Bud Selig. Commissioner Selig, a Milwaukee native and former owner of the Milwaukee Brewers, navigated many challenges during his 17-years as Commissioner including efforts to rid the game of illegal steroids and other performance-enhancing substances. He will draw parallels on his leadership during times of crisis to our own challenges in the dairy community.
Following Selig is the keynote speakers Lynne Lancaster. Lancaster is one of today’s foremost cultural translators and an expert on the generations. Lancaster also advises leaders, managers and employees on how to conduct business more successfully by bridging generation gaps at work and in the marketplace. She has been featured on CNN, CNBC and National Public Radio and has worked with companies like Best Buy, Coca-Cola, Disney and Intel to name a few.
Ana Navarro is a Republican strategist and a political analyst for CNN and CNN en Español. Ana will serve as the legislative keynote during the 2018 conference. Navarro is also a political contributor on ABC The View and has worked extensively with Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio. Navarro is poised to play a big role in the GOP response to immigration reform and Hispanic outreach.
Then on Thursday, Jan. 18, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, will deliver the state legislative keynote.
In addition to keynotes, the event will feature track sessions, panel discussions and shorter presentations on the Innovation Stage, located in the trade show area. Topics range from sustainable compliance to social media insights and on-cow sensors.
Hosted by the Dairy Business Association, Dairy Strong is an event for the entire dairy community. Farmers representing farms of all sizes and management philosophies are encouraged to attend the event held each January. For more information about Dairy Strong including schedule and registration information, visit dairystrong.org