The information below has been supplied by dairy marketers and other industry organizations. It has not been edited, verified or endorsed by Hoard’s Dairyman.For the third consecutive year, the World Dairy Expo® Tech Spotlight provides an opportunity for companies to highlight new ideas and innovations entering the global dairy industry. The event will be available both online and in person in Madison, where technology startups and scale-ups will formally present their products and services to dairy producers around the globe.
The 2022 World Dairy Expo Tech Spotlight will be hosted virtually on Thursday, September 15 at 10 a.m. (CST) with free event registration available now at wdetechspotlight.agritechcapital.com. The online event will be followed by an in-person event during World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin on October 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. (CST).
Hosted by Agritech Capital with support from World Dairy Expo, the Spotlight brings together leading dairy technologies, giving them the opportunity to meet with top dairy farmers, virtually or face-to-face.
“All the innovations selected, propose practical solutions that solve critical problems for dairy producers and as a result help them maximize efficiencies and increase profitability. This is an extraordinary opportunity for them to show their products in action,” shares Aidan Connolly, AgriTech Capital President.
Both the virtual and in-person components of the event include two parts, a showcase of the innovations followed by a panel discussion with industry experts Jeffrey Bewley, Cowfocused.com & Professor at Western Kentucky University; Michael Hutjens, Professor of Animal Sciences at University of Illinois; and Julio Giordana, Associate Professor at Cornell University.
Amongst the companies participating in this year’s edition at World Dairy Expo are WDE exhibiting companies Ever.Ag, Labby Inc., milc group, Nedap Livestock Management, and smaXtec Inc. Also joining for the virtual component are CattleEye, EIO Diagnostics and Milk Moovement.
Each featured startup has digitally based technology for the dairy industry such as robots, cameras, or sensors, and addresses a specific need identified by producers like feed bunk management, cow behavior monitoring, cow health, milk quality, manure treatment or labor efficiencies.
“These technologies and those found throughout the Trade Show at World Dairy Expo, can help dairy producers in many aspects on the farm,” says Laura Herschleb, World Dairy Expo General Manager. “Expo is delighted that the WDE Tech Spotlight is back again, both online and in Madison, Wisconsin, as it has been an excellent way for attendees to access innovations before they come to the event and when attending.”
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. The global dairy industry will return to Madison, Wisconsin for the 55th event, October 2 – 7, 2022, 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. Admission tickets to WDE can be purchased at worlddairyexpo.com. Download the World Dairy Expo mobile event app or follow WDE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or YouTube for more information.