World Dairy Expo to host Dairy Symposium featuring nationwide DBI Initiatives 

World Dairy Expo will host a Dairy Symposium featuring the Dairy Business Innovation (DBI) Initiatives from across the country on Tuesday, Oct. 3 from 8–11:30 a.m., according to a recent press release. Registration is now open for the event.

The DBI Initiatives were established in the 2018 Farm Bill. The four regional DBI Initiatives provide direct technical assistance and sub-awards to dairy businesses to develop, produce, market, and distribute dairy products.

The Dairy Symposium at World Dairy Expo will include a presentation by each of the DBI Initiatives about their regional efforts. Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Secretary Randy Romanski will provide the welcome address.

The event will feature a panel that includes a representative from each of the DBI Initiatives. These panelists will share how the DBI Initiatives have positively influenced their own farms, businesses, research, and careers. There will be time for the panelists to respond to questions.

The Dairy Symposium will conclude with an opportunity to network with each of the DBI Initiatives. The four DBI Initiatives are California’s Pacific Coast Coalition Dairy Business Innovation Initiative, Tennessee’s Southeast Dairy Business Innovation Initiative, Vermont’s Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center, and Wisconsin’s Dairy Business Innovation Alliance.

The Dairy Symposium is free to attend with paid admission to World Dairy Expo. Event registration, full schedule, and speaker profiles are available online.