2021 Dairy Strong Terms and Conditions

Registration cancellation policy:  
If you must cancel your registration for any reason, please notify us in writing by December 26, 2020 for a refund of your registration fees paid, less a $50 processing fee (on paid registrations only. Comp registrations are exempt). A request for cancellation must be provided in writing by email to DairyStrong@executivevents.com. Cancellations after […]

Dairy advocate award recognizes resilience, leadership of Jim Winn

By Mary Hookham for Dairy Business Association Like many of the other dairy farmers in the Monona Terrace banquet hall on Wednesday night, Jim Winn looked up to his father and grandfather. They were progressive, installing one of Wisconsin’s first milking parlors in the 1940s. Tragically, Winn’s father passed away when Jim was 7 years […]

Dairy Strong conference empowers and inspires

By Mary Hookham for the Dairy Business Association From robots and a secure milk supply to millennials and fighter pilots, this year’s Dairy Strong conference brought together a broad range of perspectives on things that affect the dairy community. Some 550 farmers, agribusiness representatives and others gathered for the conference Jan. 22-23 in Madison, Wis. […]

World market holds a key to dairy’s success

By Mary Hookham for the Dairy Business Association The major challenges of the past several years for dairy farmers have brought an intense focus on solutions. Where do we go from here? Marin Bozic, an expert in dairy economics and an assistant professor in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Applied Economics, explored some of […]

Bottled water beats plant beverages in draining milk’s market share

By Mary Hookham, for the Dairy Business Association When it comes to the declining consumption of milk, one substance stands out among the increasing number of competitors. Water. Yes… water. “Though we often think that plant-based beverages are to blame for this decline, the data suggest otherwise. In fact, consumers are largely substituting bottled water […]

Crossing dairy with beef requires careful consideration

By Mary Hookham for Dairy Business Association Buyers continue to see the value in dairy-beef animals at sale barns but are becoming more discerning as more crossbreds enter the marketplace. Amanda Cauffman, a University of Wisconsin Extension agriculture educator in Grant County, Wis., made that observation while talking about breeding program considerations during the Dairy […]

Panelists: Partnerships can lead to economical sustainability on farms

By Mary Hookham, for the Dairy Business Association Sustainability is something the farming community hears a lot about — often described as making people, profits and the planet the priorities. That can seem overwhelming for dairy farmers as they try to make money, understand what customers want, protect water quality and tell the community about […]

Security in dairy supply chain crucial for survival

By Mary Hookham for Dairy Business Association Farmers and dairy processors around the world rely on a secure milk supply to keep their businesses running efficiently and effectively. This doesn’t happen by accident. Experts participating in a panel discussion Jan. 22 at the Dairy Strong conference in Madison, Wis., recommend implementing a basic plan for […]

Millennial-inspired ‘predult’ life phase affects workplace strategies

By Mary Hookham, for the Dairy Business Association Michael Parrish DuDell, an entrepreneur, speaker and best-selling author from New York City, hangs his hat on helping businesses and leaders build future-focused companies and connect to the millennial generation. “This generation is thinking about work and adulthood differently, and that’s affecting everybody,” DuDell said. Hundreds of […]

Farmer personalities play role in dairy community’s future

By Mary Hookham, for the Dairy Business Association Who are the farmers of the future and what will they require of each of us? This question guides and directs Brett Sciotto’s agricultural research at Aimpoint Research, where he is president and CEO. He analyzes trends in the industry and predicts how they will evolve and […]