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 -                                     Enjoy free food and drinks, as well as beautiful scenic vistas from the veranda and fun-filled camaraderie with friends  and business peers at the Gala Reception.  Then join us at 7:00p.m. in The Landmark's ballroom for a delicious banquet featuring the presentations of both the 2020 Presidents Award to Jeff Giffin, Masters Gallery Foods, and the 2021 Presidents Award to Ron Kremer, Kerry. Golf outing prizes will also be awarded.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

8:00 - 8:45 a.m.    Breakfast and WDPA Annual Meeting

            *  Pete Kondrup, Westby Coop Creamery

                2021 WDPA President

             *  Brad Legreid, WDPA Executive Director

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.    Improved Operations for Dairy Plants

Find out how older facilities are modernizing their data strategy to improve operations without massive investments in new equipment and automation. Another strategy for improving plant operations is through "pigging" systems which recover product and reduce waste.

             *  Erica Maedke, Sr. Dir. Blimling & Associates

             *  Thomas Filak, VP, Dairy.com

             *  Tod Galloway. VP, Galloway Company


Reservations - 800-273-7877
Reference the Dairy Symposium

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

Dairy sales have gone on a roller coaster ride the past decade, surging during last year's COVID pandemic. 2020 was a tremendous boost for dairy products, especially milk and butter. How can dairy build on the consumer demand we witnessed during COVID? How can dairy continue to battle non-dairy alternatives which keep popping up in the retail aisles? The leading dairy promotion organization in the U.S. will provide their insights on these challenges.

                                     *Paul Ziemnisky, EVP, Dairy Management Inc.

11:00-11:15 a.m.        Break


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

                                     * Kim Bassett, CEO, Bassett Mechanical

                                     * Tim Tolley, Principal, Excel Engineering


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

The Chief of the FBI's Cybersecurity Division, Special Agent Amanda Knutson, will offer a fascinating presentation on cybersecurity and how companies can protect their electronic files from being crippled and/or ransomed by malware. Special Agent Knutson will also share stories of the many roles the FBI plays in today's society.


 1:15 p.m.      The Dairy Symposium Ends