The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) has announced some pretty exciting industry news: World Championship Cheese Contest is still on!
“Our utmost concern is the health and safety of our industry, so we have moved CheeseExpo to April 2021 and plan to host again its natural partner, the World Championship Cheese Contest, a few weeks ahead of this international trade exposition,” said John Umhoefer, WCMA Executive Director.
The World Championship Cheese Contest will be held February 17-19, 2021, at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a press release related. The contest’s crowning reception, Cheese Champion, will be held the evening of February 19, at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee.
Complete entry details will be available August 18 at WorldChampionCheese.org, followed by online entry opening October 14.
CheeseExpo will then be held April 6-8, 2021, also at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
“CheeseExpo draws more than 4,000 dairy processing industry professionals from all over the world to Wisconsin for educational seminars, interactive displays of equipment, unparalleled networking opportunities, and a jubilant salute to the world’s best cheesemakers,” stated Judy Keller, WCMA Events Director. “We are thrilled to be able to keep these events—and the people who join in them—connected.”
On top of that news, WCMA also urges industry leaders and up-and-comers to register for the Fall 2020 Educational Leadership Trainings.
“WCMA leadership trainings were put on hold earlier this year, as we focused all attention on our members’ health and their essential, critical work,” remarked Rebekah Sweeney, WCMA Communications, Education, and Policy Director. “But the demand for industry education remains, and WCMA has made plans to ensure the delivery of impactful, engaging trainings this fall.”
These trainings include the popular WCMA Front-Line Leadership Training courses and WCMA Advanced Leadership Series for mid-level managers, alongside a brand-new class, WCMA Next Step Leadership, designed for established leaders who want to expand their skills. Registration is open now.
These leadership courses are slated to take place in person but may be moved online at WCMA’s discretion. Such offerings include:
WCMA Front-Line Leadership Training
WCMA Advanced Leadership Series
WCMA Next Step Leadership
“These trainings are high quality, low cost opportunities for industry employers not only to train, but also demonstrate an investment in their most valued workers,” concluded Sweeney. “WCMA is pleased to support its members in their efforts to build strong, productive teams and advance their business goals.”
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