World Dairy Diary

2012 Friends of Expo

World Dairy Expo 2013Congratulations to the four volunteers honored by World Dairy Expo for their years of support and outstanding service! The 2012 Friends of Expo honorees include: Robert Fourdraine, Nancy Solberg, Bonnie and Skip Bohse.

Robert Fourdraine was recognized as a Friend of Expo for his assistance in implementing enhanced cattle health check-in procedures. Fourdraine’s education and experience in animal identification and tracking systems has been invaluable to Expo. His support and leadership to assist World Dairy Expo and Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection partners in providing a modern, efficient cattle health check-in process for the world-class event translates into a better, more bio-secure environment for the dairy industry and attendees. Fourdraine is always willing to assist with extra check-in shifts and he provides a friendly, welcoming personality to cattle exhibitors when they arrive at the show.

Nancy Solberg was honored as a Friend of Expo for her many years of service to the dairy cattle show entry process. This Mauston native started working for Expo seasonally between jobs. After moving to nearby Fitchburg for her career, she continued to work for World Dairy Expo as needed. Her hourly workload capacity, careful attention to detail and cross referencing abilities has benefited the cattle entry process for many years. Solberg has assisted throughout the many cattle entry system changes, evolving from paper spreadsheets to the current computer software.

Bonnie Bohse started volunteering after her curiosity sparked a question to a friend about World Dairy Expo. That first question turned into many years of service, most recently as a host for the Virtual Farm Tours and Expo Seminars. Bonnie’s husband, Skip, soon joined in to help as well. He utilizes his former high school football whistle blowing skill to assist as a volunteer in directing the tractor and tram to pick up visitors. Bonnie and Skip have both volunteered at World Dairy Expo, both earning their recognition as 2012 Friends of Expo.

Source: World Dairy Expo