Dairy Strong set for Jan. 18-19, 2017; Dana Perino to keynote
Hundreds of dedicated members of the U.S. dairy community will gather Jan. 18-19, 2017, at the Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center, in Madison, Wis., for the third annual Dairy Strong conference.
This past January, more than 600 attendees from 17 states and four countries attended the event. Nearly 135,000 cows were represented at the event in 2016.
Dairy Strong organizers are working hard to build content that parallels the opportunities and challenges faced by dairy farmers today. To that end, the theme for 2017 is “The Journey Forward”.
Topics, speakers and other exciting updates will be announced in the coming months. Dana Perino will serve as the opening keynote for Dairy Strong 2017. Perino is a former White House press secretary, political commentator, New York Times No. 1 best-selling author, and co-host of Fox’s “The Five.”
Dairy Strong celebrates second successful year
Sustainability. Growth opportunities. Connecting with customers. Building trust. Investing in the future.
The nearly 600 dairy farmers and agribusiness representatives who attended Dairy Strong 2016: Partners in Progress left the three-day conference with insights, advice and inspiration that ran the gamut of dairy community issues.
“We’re looking at matters that farmers and those in the ag industry are concerned about and providing them with vital information so they can do their jobs better,” said Tim Trotter, executive director of the Dairy Business Association, which hosted the second annual event at the Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center.
Participants from Wisconsin, 17 other states and three other countries joined together for educational seminars, panel discussions, a trade show, expert presentations, networking and entertainment.
“There’s tremendous growth opportunity in agriculture, and Wisconsin is now among the top 10 ag exporting states,” Gov. Scott Walker told attendees. “We hope to continue to grow that more, but to do it we need to get more people involved in and working in agriculture.”
Walker said he realizes that water is an important issue for farmers and other residents, and he pledged to find solutions that help agriculture grow while also keeping water supplies abundant and safe.
“We need to make sure there’s enough water for farmers to do what they need to while also making sure we have enough for all of us to continue to enjoy such a valuable natural resource,” he said.
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