UW–Madison Presents: The Future of the Dairy Industry

March 2 - 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Vintage Brewing Company Sauk Prairie, 600 Water Street, Sauk City, WI 53583

This event is sold out. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Fahey ’89 at michael.fahey@supportuw.org or 608-308-5110.

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 can the industry survive into the future? Join fellow UW alumni for a 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.

Speakers will include:

  • 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 Dairy Science 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.

Free to attend.

Schedule of events:

4:30 p.m. Optional Mystic Valley Dairy tour
6 p.m. Reception with light appetizers and beverages
6:30 p.m. Welcome
6:35 p.m. Panel Discussion
7:30 p.m. Audience Q & A
8:00 p.m. Program concludes

Bonus event!

Visit Mitch Breunig’s farm for a tour before the program.

Monday, March 2
4:30–5:30 p.m.

Mystic Valley Dairy, LLC
8667 County Road V
Sauk City, WI 53583

Mystic Valley Dairy is a working farm. You may encounter uneven terrain, inclement weather, environmental allergens, and other hazards. Participate at your own risk.

Questions? Contact Mike Fahey ’89 at michael.fahey@supportuw.org or 608-308-5110.

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