World Dairy Expo has announced Ann Marie Magnochi as the new Dairy Cattle Show Manager. Ann Marie will join the Expo staff based in Madison, Wis., beginning June 10.
Ann Marie grew up on her family's purebred dairy cattle operation in Carnation, Washington. She has been active in Two Sisters' Dairy, which is home to Magnaville Holstein and Buttercrest Brown Swiss prefixes, as well as her sister's prefixes, Amber Rose Jerseys & Guernseys. She has been active in the dairy industry her entire life. She was honored as a Distinguished Junior Member of the National Junior Holstein Association. Ann Marie earned a B.A. in Communications from Washington State University. Most recently, she has served as Field Reporter for Holstein World. Ann Marie has also been working as Youth Advisor for the Washington Junior Holstein Association, aiding in the development of junior member programs, services and activities. Prior to that, she served as a Resource Planner for Small Farm and Dairy Planning at the King Conservation District.
Ann Marie has valuable experience in the dairy cattle show realm. She has been the Chair of Washington Junior Black and White Show for 9 years. Ann Marie was an officer and lead member of the Enumclaw Junior Dairy Show Committee for 7 years. She is a Class VI Young Dairy Leader Institute graduate. She has also been active showing her own dairy cattle, exhibiting the 1999 Grand Champion of the Western national Brown Swiss Show and five National Bell Ringers.
In her new role, Magnochi will manage the World Dairy Expo Dairy Cattle Show that features over 2,500 head of cattle brought by more than 1,000 exhibitors from across North America She will manage the cattle show functions including the eight breed shows, breed sales, youth contests, ethics, Dairy Cattle Superintendents and Dairy Cattle Exhibitor Committee. She will work closely with the Wisconsin Division of Animal Health to insure animal health protocols are being followed. Ann Marie will also work with The Dane County Fair, North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge and Purebred Dairy Cattle Association organizations of WDE Management, Inc.
World Dairy Expo's 2013 theme is "Center of the Dairy Universe" and will be held October 1 through October 5 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. This exciting dairy-focused event attracts over 70,000 dairy producers and industry professionals from around the world. Over 850 exhibiting companies from across the globe will unveil many new technologies and innovations at the event. Dairy producers are invited to experience the Expo Seminars, Virtual Farm Tours and exciting youth competitions that are included. Visit worlddairyexpo.com for complete event schedule or follow Expo all year long on Facebook at facebook.com/worlddairyexpo.