Photo: Danish Agriculture & Food Council (Foto: Niels Hougaard)

Export Delegation to the Midwest for the suppliers to the dairy value chain, 19-24 March 2023

Take part in the joint export promotion of Danish dairy production technologies including visits at dairy farms and networking opportunities with stakeholders from the Midwest dairy community.

Registration no later than Friday 13th January 2023

The Trade Council’s agriculture team in North America is organizing this joint export promotion together with Danish Agriculture & Food Council. The Trade Council in Denmark is supporting the event financially with 50% subsidy, which has been deducted from the price.

DAIRY FARMING IN THE MIDWEST
Wisconsin dairy sector is the second largest in the USA and accounts for not only 14% of the total U.S. milk production but also for 48% of all specialty cheeses that are produced in the U.S. As dairy operators face a challenging timeframe to reduce methane emissions, fast approaching water regulations, and rising labor and energy costs, the sector is currently undergoing a significant transition towards farming practices that are both more efficient and sustainable. 

Danish dairy farmers are world leading when it comes to high productivity and low emissions of greenhouse gasses, and this creates a great opportunity for Danish companies to export their products and solutions.

FARM VISITS AND CONNECTING WITH CUSTOMERS
The export delegation to the Midwest will aim to give the participants a better understanding of the Midwestern dairy market and meeting potential customers through site visits to dairy farms and meetings with relevant industry organizations and companies. 

During the trip, we will explore new ways for dairy farmers to

  • Increase environmental sustainability  
  • Develop new business opportunities  
  • Improve operational efficiency  
  • Reduce emissions and conserve water 
  • Set high standards for animal health  
  • Reduce operational costs at the farm  

If your company is interested in the Midwest dairy sector, this trip will provide an ideal platform for understanding the drivers of the dairy sector and engage in specific discussions about your company’s product or service with the local dairy community.

PROGRAM
The program will mainly consist of farm visits, where we will meet the management, be shown around the facilities, where you will learn about the farmers’ challenges and plans, you can pitch your solutions and network. The farms and facilities to be visited will be decided in close cooperation with the Danish participants to secure that all interests are met.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE? 
Companies within production, services, solutions for:

  • Genetics 
  • Feed
  • Equipment for feed handling 
  • Milking equipment, testing, cooling 
  • Stable equipment 
  • Ventilation 
  • Agro intelligence 
  • Water solutions 
  • Manure handling and storage 

PRICE 
The price for participation is DKK 17.600 excl. flights, hotels, meals, and VAT per company for up to 2 participants after deduction of 50% subsidy from Trade Council and 7 companies participating. Price for an extra participant is DKK 1200.

HOW TO REGISTER 
Please follow this link to register at the latest on 13th January 2023

CONTACT
If you have any questions, please contact the organizers:

Danish Agriculture & Food Council
Michael Stahlschmidt
mis@lf.dk 
Direct: +45 3339 4236
Mobile: +45 2124 1711

Consulate General of Denmark, Chicago
Anna Trillingsgaard
anntri@um.dk
Direct +1 312 787-9780
Mobile +1 312 404-6224

 

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Michael Stahlschmidt