The leaves are starting to change here in Wisconsin which serves as another reminder that it’s almost that Expo time of year. Typically, this week is filled with last minute preparations as we all get ready to spend quality time together in Madison for World Dairy Expo. Unfortunately, we all know that isn’t the case this year, but Expo still has some exciting things taking place. Here is a run-down on what’s happening at World Dairy Expo in 2020.
World Dairy Expo Events
Tuesday, September 29th
54 years of World Dairy Expo
We are kicking Expo week off with a stroll down memory lane as we remember the moments that make Expo great. From videos of current Expo volunteers to stories of the past, there will be something to resonate with everyone.
Wednesday, September 30th
World Forage Analysis Superbowl
Wednesday is all about forages as the 2020 WFAS winners are announced and six new Dairy Forage Seminars are launched. Watch the live announcement of contest winners at 11 a.m. (CST) by registering for the free program HERE.
Thursday, October 1st
Global Dairy Tech Start-up Spotlight
Hosted by AgriTech Capital, Expo is proud to endorse this virtual event that will spotlight 10 start-ups in the dairy technology sector, at 1 p.m. (CST) on October 1. More information about this event and registration is available here.
Friday, October 2nd
Join us during primetime for the pilot episode of Survey Says! as Expo’s Dairy Cattle Show judges go face-to-face with an exhibiting family in this feud-style program to see who knows more about WDE fan opinions.
Saturday, October 3rd
Continuing an Expo tradition that began in 1970, we are ending the week honoring the Supreme Champions of World Dairy Expo!
PURPLE COW GIFT SHOP
The Expo apparel and dairy-themed paraphernalia WDE attendees would normally find at the Purple Cow Gift Shop has moved online for the first time! As a way to support farm families across the country, World Dairy Expo is pledging 10% of profits from the online store in 2020 to the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, located in Marshfield, Wis. The Purple Cow Gift Shop’s online store will remain open through the end of the year at the WDE website with additional items added periodically, including during Expo week, so watch the Purple Cow Gift Shop Facebook page for updates.
World Dairy Expo is pleased to introduce Pavilion Promotions, a new online space where Dairy Cattle Show exhibitors can feature all of the world-class items WDE attendees have grown accustomed to finding in the New Holland Pavilions and Cattle Tent. As the 2020 show season continues to be impacted by COVID-19, Expo developed this new service to provide breeders a free marketing tool to showcase their animal genetics, farm, and dairy show cattle services now and into the future. Pavilion Promotions is found at HERE.
THE DAIRY SHOW
World Dairy Expo is joining the podcast world with its new program, The Dairy Show. Each episode features a new guest who discusses a topic related to the dairy industry or World Dairy Expo. Find The Dairy Show wherever you listen to podcasts and on the WDE website starting on Tuesday, September 29!
COVID-19 disrupted our way of life but isn’t stopping companies from launching new products and services that serve the dairy industry. Explore new offerings from our intended 2020 Trade Show exhibitors with Innovation Unveiled on the WDE website.
The World Dairy Expo is also encouraging everyone to join the conversation on social media during Expo week by tagging World Dairy Expo, using #WDE2020! You can find WDE’s social channels here: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
Provided by World Dairy Expo