GREEN BAY, Wis. — Jan. 22-23, 2020, hundreds of dairy farmers from throughout Wisconsin, the Midwest and the nation will come to the Monona Terrace in Madison, Wis., for Dairy Strong – an exciting conference and trade show. Dairy farmers who register by Nov. 1 are invited to attend Dairy Strong for free.
Registration is now open at dairystrong.org. To receive two complimentary registrations, farmers must register BEFORE NOV. 1. After Nov. 1, dairies can attend for $150 for two days or $99 for one day.
Here are just a few reasons to attend:
Inspiring Keynotes – Dairy Strong provides farmers and dairy professionals with the opportunity to hear from internationally renowned speakers. Dr. Kate Darling will serve as the opening keynote. A leading expert in robot ethics, Kate is a research specialist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, where she investigates social robotics and conducts research on human-robot interaction. Her work addresses the difficult questions that lawmakers, engineers and the public will need to address as human-robot relationships evolve in the coming decades.
Decorated combat veteran and first female Thunderbird Pilot, Colonel Nicole Malachowski (USAF, Ret.) will close the conference. Calling on stories from her career and personal life, Nicole will encourage farmers and dairy community professionals to rethink the challenges we are facing, urging us to go beyond resilience and become resurgent.
Valuable Connections – Relationships matter. Dairy Strong is where farmers, corporate professionals and representatives from government agencies and universities come together with a united mission to move dairy forward. Attendees will also have the chance to network with the nation’s leading suppliers in our relaxed and intimate trade show. Dairy Strong is an inclusive environment where farms of all sizes and business philosophies connect with each other and the dairy community.
Time well spent – Time off the farm is hard to come by and the schedule for Dairy Strong packs a punch. There will be innovative and practical sessions to help farmers improve their dairies, as well as main-stage speakers covering important issues like dairy economics and product labeling. After a challenging growing season, farmers need a few days off the farm to recharge and return with new ideas and a fresh perspective.
No other industry event offers this caliber of programming at no cost to the farmer. Each dairy that registers by Nov. 1 will get two free passes to attend Dairy Strong. Transportation and hotel are on your own, but all meals and sessions are included.
Industry professionals are also invited to attend Dairy Strong. For a full slate of registration options, schedule and to get updates about Dairy Strong, go to dairystrong.org. Sponsorships and exhibitor booths are also available.
About Dairy Strong: In its sixth year, Dairy Strong is a conference where all aspects of the dairy community come together to coalesce around a commitment to what’s important today and tomorrow. Farms of all sizes and business philosophies are joined by representatives of related businesses and partners to learn, engage and explore. More information about Dairy Strong including the complete schedule and registration information, can be found at dairystrong.org