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World Dairy Expo Seminars to Showcase Latest Research

June 4, 2012

Fresh ideas will be presented daily Oct. 2-6 at the international show in Madison, Wis.

At World Dairy Expo fresh ideas will be presented by the best in the dairy business. Eight free seminars will cover a variety of management topics including: management teams, drug residue, dairy exports, farm transferring, replacement heifers, dairy marketing, feed economics and milk quality.
Continuing education credits can be earned by members of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) and the American Association of State Veterinary Boards – RACE Program* (RACE). Additionally, all seminars will be available for viewing after they are presented at www.worlddairyexpo.com.
Seminars will be showcased each day, Tuesday through Saturday, in the Mendota 2 meeting room, in the Exhibition Hall. A&L Labs, Arm & Hammer, Badgerland Financial, Neogen Corporation, Zurex PharmAgra are sponsors of this year's seminars. Following is a brief synopsis of each Expo Seminar.
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 1 p.m.

“Building a Strong Management Team”

Dr. Bernard Erven, Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University

Sponsored by: Zurex PharmAgra

Continuing Education Credits: ARPAS (1), RACE (1)


Management teams are a key component to the success of every dairy. Dr. Bernard Erven will outline the three critical steps in forming an effective management team. Dairies have to identify what a management’s team role will be, who will make best candidates including family and non-family team members and, finally, provide the right training and leadership to accomplish goals. The seminar will conclude with take home tips that any manager can use almost immediately on any size operation. Erven is a professor emeritus at the Ohio State University. For over 40 years, he has worked around North America consulting and giving presentations about hiring, training, motivation, compensation, performance feedback and discipline.  During his tenure at the university, he has been honored with numerous awards for his teaching including the U.S. Department of Agricultural National Excellence in Teaching Award and the American Agricultural Economics Association Group Extension Award. 


Wednesday, Oct. 3, 11:00 a.m.

“Avoiding Drug Residues in the Dairy Industry”

Dr. Geof Smith, Associate Professor, North Carolina State University – College of Veterinary Medicine

Sponsored by: Neogen Corporation

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