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“Showing off gave me a lot of self-confidence as a kid,” said Hushon, 40, who is at his 25th consecutive Expo. “From a professional point of view, this is an important opportunity for our company. Over the years, I have built many successful relationships and I love people so much. I just love cows and cow-loving people, and there’s no better place than World Dairy Expo for both. “






Rachel Evans washes Ayrshire cows at Sunny Acres Farm in Georgetown, NY The World Dairy Expo attracts approximately 2,000 cows from North America who participate in shows throughout the week.


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Brenda Murphy and her brother, Brian Behnke, grew up on a dairy farm in the city of Brooklyn. Murphy is now the Director of Communications and Farmer Programs at Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, formerly known as the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, responsible for increasing the consumption and sale of Wisconsin milk. Murphy has a booth in the exhibit hall this week and has helped source artisan cheeses from all over the state for sale at the grilled cheese booth.

“Without World Dairy Expo last year, there was a big hole,” said Murphy, 46. “Not only is this important to the Madison community because the businesses around it need income, but for us as people there are so many friendships being built here.”






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Jon Schmidt, of Bloomer, unloads fans for the cattle ahead of this year’s Expo. Warm temperatures are expected in the coming days.


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Behnke works for ABS Global USA at DeForest. For Behnke, 54, who has attended every Expo since its inception (he was 11 months old in 1967), his stand is at the Colosseum and he will be the emcee on Saturday when the best cow in North America is crowned. Behnke will also distribute copies of Holstein International, published in the Netherlands, as magazine owners cannot travel to the United States.


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