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DBA is excited to host our second annual Dairy Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Wisconsin State Capitol. This year's event is being held in conjunction with the annual Dairy Strong Conference (Jan 22-23) so register early and make plans to help DBA amplify dairy’s voice in the state Capitol.

We encourage DBA corporate and farmer members to participate in this event. This is our opportunity to share real-life experiences from the farm that will inform elected officials regarding pros and cons of legislation before them.

  • Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Where: Wisconsin State Capitol, Room 412 East
  • Cost: Early-bird registration $20, includes lunch (After Jan. 1 - $30)
  • Sponsor Dairy Day! View sponsorship levels Contact Nicole Barlass


Online registration is available until 1/14/2020



Join DBA members and staff on January 21st in Madison as we hear from legislative leaders and administration officials as they provide updates on important agriculture and dairy matters pending before the Assembly and Senate. Help educate lawmakers and their staff on important issues like dairy/milk labeling, crop insurance, nutrient-trading, livestock facility siting, and more, as we conduct office visits and talk personally with individual legislators and their staff.

With the legislature set to adjourn in early Spring and lawmakers heading home to campaign, making your voice heard now is critical. You can help shape the legislative agenda and impact what gets done, or doesn’t, in Madison. Mark your calendar and make your voice heard on Tuesday, January 21st with DBA at Dairy Day at the Capitol.


10:00 a.m. – Registration and program in Room 412 East of the state Capitol

10:15 a.m. – Welcome from DBA Executive Director, Tim Trotter & DBA President, Tom Crave

10:30 a.m. – Regulatory update

Secretary of the WI Department of Natural Resources, Preston Cole (confirmed)

11:00 a.m. – Agri-overview - Water quality initiatives update

Rep. Todd Novak (confirmed)
Rep. Katrina Shankland (confirmed)

11:30 a.m. – Budget Primer / Political Insights / Election 2020

Jason Stein, Research Director with Wisconsin Policy Forum (confirmed)
Shawn Pfaff, Contract Lobbyist – DBA (confirmed)

12:15 p.m. – Lunch / Issue Briefing

State issue briefing (John Holevoet & Chad Zuleger)

1:00 p.m. – Legislative office visits (Teams are predetermined and, meetings will be set up upon registration deadline).

4:30 p.m. – Reception & PAC fundraiser at Rigby’s Pub and Grill (119 E. Main St – exit State Capitol from the East Wing)


Thank you to our event sponsors!


See what members are saying about Dairy Day here



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