Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection: Registration for the World Dairy Symposium will close on September 30

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) encourages dairy industry professionals to register for the DATCP Global Dairy Symposium by September 30, 2022. The symposium will be held at the World Dairy Expo® on Thursday, October 6, 2022, from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

During the symposium, presenters will share information on trends in production, impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, economic fluctuations, supply chain challenges, climate change, sustainability, labor shortages, and trade conflicts. Each speaker will deliver a 30-minute presentation and participate in a panel discussion moderated by international dairy journalist and economist Corey Geiger.

Presenters include:

  • Krysta Harden – Executive Director of the US Dairy Export Council.
  • Torsten Hemme – President of the International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN), Germany
  • Sheryl Meshke, Co-Chairman and CEO of Associated Milk Producers Inc.
  • Ad van Velde – President of Global Dairy Farmers, The Netherlands

This event is provided at no cost to attendees, but paid admission to World Dairy Expo is required. Breakfast snacks will be provided courtesy of Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin. Space is limited and registration is required by September 30, 2022. Participants can register for the event by visiting the DATCP Global Dairy Symposium webpage. Questions about the event should be directed to DATCP Economic Development Consultant Jennifer Lu at (608) 347-1852 or [email protected]


The symposium is funded by the Wisconsin Initiative for Agricultural Exports (WIAE), a collaborative project proposed in Governor Tony Evers’ budget between DATCP and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to promote the export of Wisconsin agricultural products. Additional sponsors of the event include the Wisconsin Cheesemakers and Wisconsin Dairy Farmers Association.

About the Wisconsin Agricultural Export Initiative
Wisconsin agricultural exports reached an all-time high of $3.96 billion in 2021. Through WIAE, DATCP is working collaboratively with WEDC to build on that momentum by promoting Wisconsin agricultural products in the international marketplace. WIAE provides flexibility to respond to export challenges and facilitates unique opportunities that connect exporters with international markets and buyers. To learn more about WIAE, sign up for email updates and visit the DATCP website.