World Dairy Expo 2002 - Pointed in Your Direction" is the theme for this year's World Dairy Expo to be held in Madison, Wis., Oct. 2-6. The event features commercial exhibits, educational seminars, 11 virtual farm tours and show-ring activities.

Be sure to visit the Dairy Herd Management booth in the Exhibition Hall, #2505. Our editors will be there to answer your questions.

Here's a listing of the show's activities and events to help you plan your visit:

Hours for World Dairy Expo are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

The virtual farm tours will be presented in the Exhibition Hall Mendota meeting rooms. Each producer will present a half-hour video or pictorial overview of his operation.

All cattle shows are held in the Coliseum, while all educational seminars will be in the Exhibition Hall, 2nd floor.

8 a.m. - International Milking Shorthorn Show and Central National Guernsey Show.

11:30 a.m. - Virtual Farm Tour: Fair Oaks Dairy Farms, Fair Oaks, Ind.

1:30 p.m. - Virtual Farm Tour: Haubenschild Farms, Princeton, Minn.

2 p.m. - Central National Jersey Show (heifers, bulls and dry cows).

7 p.m. - International Guernsey Classic Sale.

7:30 a.m. - Central National Ayrshire Show.

8 a.m. - Central National Jersey Show (cows and groups).

9:30 a.m. - Seminar: "The End of the Road or is it a New Beginning - Evaluating Culling Levels," by Hank Spencer, Monsanto Dairy Business.

10 a.m. - Virtual Farm Tour: University of Wisconsin- Madison, Department of Dairy Science, UW-Cooperative Extension and the Babcock Institute.

11 a.m. - Seminar: "Valuing Feed Ingredients on the Basis of Their Nutritional Content," by Normand St-Pierre, Ohio State University, Department of Animal Science.

11:30 a.m. - Virtual Farm Tour: Blue Star Dairy Farm III, DeForest, Wis.

1 p.m. - Grand International Red & White Show.

1 p.m. - Seminar: "Management of Footcare in Dairy Cows," by Jan Shearer, University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine.

1:30 p.m. - Virtual Farm Tour: Heller Farm, Inc., Alma Center, Wis.

2 p.m. - Central National Brown Swiss Show (dry cows, bulls and heifers).

2:30 p.m. - Seminar: "Who is Managing Your Dairy Herd? Defining Roles, Titles & Job Descriptions," by Tom Fuhrmann, Dairy Works.

7:30 a.m. - Central National Brown Swiss Show (cows and groups).

9:30 a.m. - Seminar: "Profit Potentials: Adding Cows & Replacing Used Cows," by John Fetrow, University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine.

10 a.m. - Virtual Farm Tour: Kibler Dairy Farms, Inc., Warren, Ohio.

11 a.m. - Seminar: "Constructive Conflict Resolution," by Cheryl Stinski and Karen Dorn, Alternative Resolutions, Inc.

11:30 a.m. - Virtual Farm Tour: Twin-B Dairy Farms, Marathon, Wis.

12 noon - International Holstein Show (heifers).

1 p.m. - Seminar: "Forage Superbowl Winners Share Success Stories" by Tom McClellan, McClellan Farms, Inc., and Tom Crave, Crave Brothers Farm, LLC.

1:30 p.m. - Virtual Farm Tour: La Alegria S.A. and La Matilde, Elortonda, Argentina.

2 p.m. - Brown Swiss Premier Showcase Sale.

2:30 p.m. - Seminar: "Management Tips for Preventing E. Coli Coliform Mastitis Problems," by Jim Lunde, Merial.

7 p.m. - World Classic 2002 Holstein Sale.

8 a.m. - International Holstein Show (bulls, dry cows, cows and groups).

9:30 a.m. - Seminar: "Planning for the Next Lactation," by David Rhoda, Evansville Veterinary Service.

10 a.m. - Virtual Farm Tour: Green Meadow Farms, Elsie, Mich.

11 a.m. - Seminar: "Why Worry About Amino Acids?" by Charles Schwab, University of New Hampshire, Animal, Nutrition, and Medical Laboratory Sciences.

11:30 a.m. - Virtual Farm Tour: Son-Bow Farms, Inc, Spring Valley, Wis.

1 p.m. - Seminar: "Financial Benchmarking: Are You Where You Should Be?" by Arlin Brannstrom, University of Wisconsin- Madison, Center for Dairy Profitability.

1:30 p.m. - Virtual Farm Tour: Ar-Joy Farm, Cochranville, Pa.

2:30 p.m. - Seminar: "Heifer Grower Panel: How to Keep Heifers Healthy," by Lewis Anderson, CalfSource, LLC; Ron Scherbring, Scherbring's Heifer Hotel; and Diana Lujano Gonzales, Camerio Heifer Ranch.

11 a.m. - The Bill Graham World Dairy Center International Sweepstakes.

3 p.m. - Parade of Champions.