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Export Delegation to the Midwest for the suppliers to the dairy value chain, Wisconsin - POSTPONED TO APRIL 2024

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.

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.

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.

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. 

In addition, the delegation takes place the week before the World Dairy Expo in Wisconsin, thus making it possible for participants to expand their visit to the US with exhibiting or visiting the Expo creating even more opportunities to meet and expand local network. 

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.


Monday September 25
Arrival in Chicago and welcome briefing.

Tuesday – Friday September 26-29
Visits to dairy farms and dairy processors in Illinois, Wisconsin (and potentially Minnesota). 2-3 visits planned for each day depending on logistics.

Meetings with relevant organizations and potential B2B partners

Workshop with farmers and industry stakeholders. 

Friday September 29 
Official program ends late afternoon (possible to return to DK with ORD-CPH at 10 PM)

October 1-6 (not part of export delegation)
World Dairy Expo in Wisconsin

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 

The price for participation is DKK 17,600 excl. flights, hotels, and VAT per company for up to 2 participants after deduction of 50% subsidy from Trade Council and 7 companies participating. Price for extra participant is DKK 850.

NOTE: Only Danish companies in Denmark with a Danish CVR number can register for participation, and the invoicing will always be issued in DKK to the Danish company address. However, the Danish company is free to have its local representatives represent your company in full during the event. On the registration form you can, if relevant, therefore add the contact information of the local participating person/company. 

We reserve the right to offer you participation at a different price should any of the above criteria’s change. Should this result in a higher price than quoted, you have the right to cancel your participation. Other expenses not mentioned above are at own expense including visa, flights, dine & drink and hotel.

NOTE: The price is based on 7 participating companies, who are all eligible for subsidy, and 50 % subsidy (already granted) from the Trade Council of Denmark. 
If your company is not eligible for subsidy due to de-minimis issues (having received more than 1,5 mio. DKK in de-minimis subsidy within the past 3 years, including the present) you are binding yourself to pay the full price, meaning without the subsidy. The same conditions apply if you do not wish to receive subsidy.

Please follow this link to register at the latest 5 July 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact the organizers:

Danish Agriculture & Food Council
Michael Stahlschmidt
Mobile: +45 2124 1711

Embassy of Denmark, Washington DC
Anna Trillingsgaard 
Mobile +1 202 704-1225

See more about our events here.

Michael Stahlschmidt