Each year, World Dairy Expo brings industry experts to Madison to speak about topics pertinent to the global dairy industry. This year’s seminars are no different, aiming to answer questions about milking procedures, market reform and more.
Seminars are presented daily, Tuesday through Friday, in Mendota Room 1 of the Exhibition Hall at noon.
See the 2022 Expo Seminar schedule that can be enjoyed in person at World Dairy Expo or online through ExpoTV at www.worlddairyexpo.com.
Tuesday, Oct. 4
Milking Quickly, Gently and Completely: Can We Consistently Achieve All Three?
The dairy industry has traditionally talked about a tradeoff between milking a cow quickly, gently and completely, but does this still hold true? During this seminar, Paul Virkler, extension veterinarian for Quality Milk Production Services at Cornell University, will delve into the details of the milking routine and explore the topic of bimodal milk flow curves and how to avoid them on your dairy.
Wednesday, Oct. 5
Carbon Credits: What Do They Mean and How Do They Affect Dairy?
Dairy farms provide a variety of climate-smart solutions that can yield revenue streams through environmental credits. Jamie Vander Molen Boehl, vice president of sustainability initiatives & outreach at Newtrient, will highlight the current and future environmental markets for dairy farms and discuss how to weigh the risks and rewards in this seminar.
Thursday, Oct. 6
Could Activists Carry Away Your Dairy?
State legislative measures dictating animal care are often lobbied for by animal rights activist extremist organizations and have the potential to impact farmers’ and ranchers’ ability to provide animal products for all. In this seminar, Abby Kornegay, manager, issues and engagement at Animal Agriculture Alliance, will share recent legislative campaigns impacting the dairy community and what can be done to safeguard the future of dairy.
Friday, Oct. 7
The Future of Our Dairy Markets – What Reforms Are Needed?
Federal Milk Marketing Orders have been regulating aspects of U.S. dairy markets for more than 80 years. They have accommodated changes in technology, consumer preferences, and structure of the industry. However, their basic tools—classified pricing and pooling—are not fundamentally different than they were in the 1940s. In this discussion, panelists will examine what substantial changes are needed for future U.S. dairy market regulation.
Panelists: USDA-AMS-Dairy Program Deputy Admin Dana Coale, AFBF Chief Economist Roger Cryan, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management Professor Emeritus Andrew Novakovic, and Sleper Consulting Managing Partner Jim Sleper.
Moderator: Former Director of Dairy Policy Analysis at UW-Madison Mark Stephenson
World Dairy Expo is Oct. 2-7 in Madison. Get admission tickets at worlddairyexpo.com.