June 12, 2024

Cal Ripken Jr. headlines speaker lineup for Dairy Strong conference

Cal Ripken Jr.

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr., baseball’s “Iron Man” who holds the record for most consecutive games played, will be among the featured speakers at Dairy Strong, one of the Midwest’s premiere conferences for the dairy community.

The Dairy Business Association announced the full slate of speakers for its largest annual event, which will be held Jan. 16-18 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay.

In addition to the conference, the event will feature optional off-site tours and an opening social gathering hosted at Lambeau Field. The theme this year is “Growing stronger through sustainability.”

The conference brings together farmers, corporate professionals, government and university representatives and other partners to learn, network, celebrate and explore challenges and opportunities in the state’s signature industry.

Dairy Strong attendees will unlock the potential of sustainable farming practices and discover how they can transform their businesses. They will gain practical knowledge and motivation to implement practices that will make a positive impact on the environment and their business.

“We always strive to make Dairy Strong a value for those attending through engaging programs and presenters,” DBA President Lee Kinnard said. “This year, we are excited for a new location and format to provide an even richer experience for those joining us.”

In addition to Ripken, featured speakers will include Thomas Barnett, an author and geopolitical strategist; and Scott Caine, president of Aimpoint Research. Caine will unveil Aimpoint’s Farmer of the Future 2.0 research, a snapshot of how farmers are adapting to a post-pandemic world.

The conference will feature breakout sessions on sustainability, policy and businessre. For more information, visit www.dairyforward.com.