Monday, July 12 - Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Door County, WI​​


Monday, July 12, 2021

9:00 a.m.    Dairy Symposium registration begins

10:00 a.m.  Dairy Symposium Golf Outing -                                                    The Orchards at Egg Harbor

A shot gun start will be at 10:00 a.m. (all golfers must be in their carts by 9:45 a.m.). Lunch, refreshments and prizes are free and are included in your golf outing package. The outing will utilize a scramble format to allow golfers of all abilities to have an enjoyable day. We will also be using the always-fun yellow ball contest.  Enjoy the unbelievable natural beauty of this outstanding golf course. 


4:00 p.m. Hotel Check-in


5:15 p.m.   Reception/President's Award Dinner -                                         This year’s Monday night reception and dinner will be a unique experience. Rather than the traditional, formal dinner banquet, we will be a throwing a big Packer tailgate party! Delicious food and plenty of beverages will be spread out throughout the building. The outside upper deck and lower patio, as well as The Pub bar and lower dining room, will all be utilized to avoid crowding. The 2021 WDPA Presidents award will be presented to this year’s recipient, Jeff Giffin.  Televisions will be brought out so that we can continue the party by watching the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football! This will be a great time you won’t want to miss!

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

8:15 - 9:00 a.m.    Breakfast and WDPA Annual Meeting

            *  Pete Kondrup, Westby Coop Creamery

                2021 WDPA President


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9:15 - 10:00 a.m.    Improving Operational Efficiencies in Dairy Plants

    A fast-paced presentation on how one dairy company uses the "Pigging System" to remove 98% of manufactured products that flow through its plant, while assuring that what they made can be sold to their end- customer while greatly reducing their BOD costs. This presentation will be of great interest

to a company's Operations/Engineering personnel. See how this system       can work for your plants. 

                                      *   Tod Galloway, VP of Engineering,                                                                                     Galloway Company              

10:00-11:10 a.m.    How Can Dairy Win?

  Consumer tastes are ever-changing. Over the past couple decades, we have witnessed a myriad array of non- traditional and non-dairy products hit the grocery shelves. What has caused this evolution? What can be done to win back the consumers who have drifted away  with over 60 years of experience between them, will share their thoughts on how we can win this battle. 

                                     * Tom Gallagher, CEO, Dairy Management, Inc. 



11:15 a.m.-12:15p.m. Executive Round Table on Dairy Markets

 A stellar panel of dairy executives have been brought together to discuss today’s dairy markets. They will share their views on how national and                 global economies are affecting their companies and how they are dealing with current market challenges. A discussion of how these companies are maintaining their competitiveness and how they are positioning themselves for future growth will round out this thought-provoking session. 

                                     * Heather Anfang, Sr. VP, Land O Lakes

                                     * Trevor Farrell, Sr. VP, Schreiber Foods

                                     * Kim Bassett, CEO, Bassett Mechanical


12:15-1:15 p.m. Lunch with The FBI

  Following lunch, FBI Special Agent Byron Franz will give a very interesting talk on a number of timely subjects. Agent Franz will discuss the FBI's role when a pandemic hits our country, how the agency prepares for a national political convention (being held in Milwaukee) and how cybersecurity is critical in today's business world. 


 1:15 p.m.      The Dairy Symposium Ends