World Dairy Expo welcomes new project specialist

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World Dairy Expo is pleased to announce that Carrie Jo Leum has accepted the position of Project Specialist. Carrie Jo grew up on her family’s dairy farm, Leum Jerseys, in Westby, Wis. and has been active in the dairy industry her entire life.

Leum is a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she majored in Dairy Science. During college she worked as Processing Laboratory Intern at ABS, Project Assistant and Media Room Assistant at World Dairy Expo, Biological Science Aide at the USDA Dairy Forage Research Center and Office Assistant at Solverson Veterinary Services. Carrie Jo is active in the Association of Women in Agriculture where she serves on the House Management and Alumni Committees. She was a member of Badger Dairy Club.   

In her new role, Leum will support WDE Management entities. She will be responsible for World Dairy Expo meeting room sales and onsite management, sponsorship fulfillment, signage placement and special projects and events related to Expo. Carrie Jo will also work closely with The Dane County Fair, generating sponsors and coordinating special events such as Military Appreciation Day and Safety Day. Leum is joining Expo as a full-time staff member on June 3 and is based in the World Dairy Expo office in Madison, Wis.

World Dairy Expo is recognized as the largest dairy-focused event in the world. The Expo Trade Show will be featuring the latest dairy management products and technologies. Expo Seminars, Virtual Farm Tours and Dairy Forage Seminars will highlight the newest dairy concepts. More than 2,500 head of North America’s finest dairy cattle are expected to travel to Madison to compete. World Dairy Expo’s 2013 theme is “Center of the Dairy Universe” and the event will be held October 1 through October 5 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. Visit worlddairyexpo.com for complete show schedule or follow Expo all year long on Facebook at facebook.com/worlddairyexpo.



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