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Returning September 28 through October 2 for its 54th event, World Dairy Expo® is once again bringing those who are Instrumental to the Industry to Madison, Wisconsin to speak on topics centered around technology, management practices, finances and niche markets during this year’s Expo Seminars. These seminars will be presented daily in the Mendota 2 meeting room of the Exhibition Hall.

Most Expo Seminars are approved for one continuing education credit for members of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS). Continuing education credits for members of the American Association of State Veterinary Boards – RACE Program are still pending.

Sponsors of the 2021 Expo Seminars include Micro Technologies, National Milk Producers Federation, Quality Liquid Feeds, Inc., The National Dairy FARM Program and VAS.

The following is the schedule of 2021 Expo Seminars:

Tuesday, September 28 at 1:00 p.m.

Spreadsheets, Apps and Software for your Dairy

Dr. Larry Tranel, Jennifer Bentley and Fred Hall, Extension Dairy Field Specialists, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Dairy Team

Sponsored by: VAS

Continuing Education Credits: ARPAS (1)

Wednesday, September 29 at 11:00 a.m.

How We Are Evaluating Farm Loans - Panel

Panelists: Sam Miller, BMO Harris Bank; Roger Murray, Farm Credit East; and Matthew Wilson, Rabo AgriFinance

Moderator: Millaine Wells, WFRV-TV, Green Bay, Wis.

Sponsored by: Micro Technologies

Wednesday, September 29 at 1:00 p.m.

Dairy Cow Productivity: More Important to the Profitability of Your Dairy Operation Than You Think

Peter Vitaliano, Ph.D., National Milk Producers Federation

Sponsored by: National Milk Producers Federation

Continuing Education Credits: ARPAS (1)

Thursday, September 30 at 11:00 a.m.

The Changing Landscape of Milk Marketers and Processors

Corey Geiger, Managing Editor, Hoard’s Dairyman

Sponsored by: Micro Technologies

Continuing Education Credits: ARPAS (1)

Thursday, September 30 at 1:00 p.m.

Practical Employee Management Strategies

Dr. Robert Hagevoort, Associate Professor and Extension Dairy Specialist, New Mexico State University

Sponsored by: The National Dairy FARM Program

Friday, October 1 at 11:00 a.m.

The Future of Beef on Dairy, Heifer Inventory Management

Dr. Larry Corah, Emeritus Professor, Kansas State University; Supply Chain Consultant, Select Sires, Inc.

Sponsored by: Quality Liquid Feeds, Inc.

Continuing Education Credits: ARPAS (1)

Friday, October 1 at 1:00 p.m.

Value-Added Products and Niche Marketing - Panel

Panelists: Chris Casiello, Arethusa Farm Dairy; Garry Hansen, Lady Lane Farm; Alise Sjostrom, Redhead Creamery

Moderator: Kaitlyn Riley, Wisconsin Beef Council

Saturday, October 2 at 11:00 a.m.

What Would the Food Supply Look Like Without Animal Agriculture?

Dr. Mary Beth Hall, Research Scientist, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, USDA-Agricultural Research Service

Continuing Education Credits: ARPAS (1)

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 60,000 people, from nearly 100 countries, will return to Madison, Wis. for the 54th event, September 28 – October 2, 2021, 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. Download the World Dairy Expo mobile event app, visit or follow WDE on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Spotify, Instagram or YouTube for more information.