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Sat Mar 6, 2021, 01:29 PM

World Dairy Expo exploring venue options outside Madison for upcoming event

Officials with the World Dairy Expo, the largest convention and exposition in Dane County, are exploring venue options outside the Madison area for this year’s event, due to local COVID-19 restrictions.

Currently, Dane County, which has been home to the event for more than 50 years, remains the planned host for the expo. But event officials have been looking into alternative locations for the 2021 show, which is scheduled to run from Sept. 28 through Oct. 2.

“Our leadership believes that it’s important for us to bring the global dairy industry together in some form and fashion in 2021,” said Scott Bentley, the expo’s general manager. “That is the desire that has prompted us to consider alternative venues.”

The expo, which brings in 62,000 people from 100 countries for a week each fall to the Alliant Energy Center, serves as a major economic boon for hotels and restaurants and typically has an estimated economic impact on the region of more than $45 million. The event also draws high-profile visits, with U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue attending in 2019. Last year’s event was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

Read more: https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/world-dairy-expo-exploring-venue-options-outside-madison-for-upcoming-event/article_beabfb7c-ed51-503b-b8aa-b7ef2239d210.html

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Reply World Dairy Expo exploring venue options outside Madison for upcoming event (Original post)
TexasTowelie Mar 2021 OP
marble falls Mar 2021 #1
multigraincracker Mar 2021 #2
marble falls Mar 2021 #3
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 01:48 PM

1. After my children were two and three, we lived in Iowa and Nebraska for the next ten years. ...

We were in counties that were under 10,000 population, in Nebraska - there were 3,000 or so in the entire county.

We used to go to all the county and area fairs and "Days".

Always made sure to see all the crafts and entries, all the animal sheds assuming the kids enjoyed as much as I did. One summer when the oldest was six or seven, I heard her ask my wife, "Why does daddy like looking at cow butts?"

Then I realized how bad of a perspective they got between paddock rails.

We cut the dairy barn out pretty much after that.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 03:05 PM

2. I use to work in the dairy barns at the state fair.

I was cleaning the stall of the state champion milk producing guernsey cow. A guy with his kids in tow told his kids she was a bull because he had horns. Never forget that moment.

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Response to multigraincracker (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 03:12 PM

3. And it was Guernsey, which only gives out chochlate milk. D'ja tell 'm them wernt the 'horn' ..

... that counts when sexing cattle?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 6, 2021, 03:16 PM

4. I was laughing so hard I

couldn't say a word.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Mar 7, 2021, 12:49 PM

5. That's a shame.

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