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Published on 20 September 2021

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.

Following is the schedule of 2021 expo seminars:

Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 1 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, Sept. 29 at 11 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, Wisconsin

Sponsored by: Micro Technologies

Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 1 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, Sept. 30 at 11 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, Sept. 30 at 1 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, Oct. 1 at 11 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, Oct. 1 at 1 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, Oct. 2 at 11 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) end mark