The Future of the Dairy Industry

March 25 - 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Online, join from anywhere
Cost: Free to attend

Farmers are facing tougher challenges than ever before, from economic pressures to climate change. How is our changing world impacting the dairy industry — and how are innovative farmers adjusting to survive into the future? Join fellow UW alumni from the comfort of your own home for a virtual panel discussion with experts who are at the forefront of this issue. Learn about the work happening at UW–Madison right now and how it complements the hands-on experiences of industry professionals.


  • Mitch Breunig ’92 — farmer and owner of Mystic Valley Dairy
  • Mark Stephenson — director of dairy policy analysis at UW–Madison
  • Kent Weigel MS’92, PhD’92 — professor and chair of the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences at UW–Madison

The panel will be moderated by Katie Hepler ’07, Wisconsin Alumni Association advisory board member and marketing director at Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin.

Registration is required to access this free virtual event.

Program Schedule

7 p.m. Welcome
7:15 p.m. Panel Discussion
7:45 p.m. Audience Q & A
8 p.m. Program concludes

Schedule and speakers subject to change.

Wisconsin Idea Spotlight

Enlighten your mind and enrich your life by discovering UW–Madison’s world-changing advancements. This program, part of the Wisconsin Idea Spotlight series and presented by the Wisconsin Alumni Association® (WAA), illuminates top UW experts and their innovative work.

Questions? Email Mike Fahey ’89 or call 608-308-5110.

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