Release Date: May 7, 2019
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Media Contacts: Rick Hummell, Communications
– Led by Secretary Brad Pfaff and DATCP’s
International Agribusiness Center, a delegation of Wisconsin dairy and
agricultural companies is heading to Mexico this week to showcase Wisconsin products
and technology at Expo Leche, Mexico’s largest annual dairy industry
In addition to attending the
conference, Pfaff will meet with numerous top-level Mexican officials to
establish and reinforce relationships with Mexico and increase awareness of
Wisconsin dairy and agricultural industries. The delegation also will visit
several large dairy and mix-use farms.
The Expo Leche conference
is scheduled May 9-11 in Aguascalientes. Located in north-central Mexico, Aguascalientes has a
strong business climate and is a popular location for international
headquarters for many companies.
Mexico is Wisconsin’s third
most valuable agricultural export market, importing more than $250 million in
products in 2018, including dairy products such as cheese, milk, whey and
butter, and eggs and honey.
“Our goals for the trade
mission are to help create business opportunities for Wisconsin, establish and
reinforce connections with Mexican officials, and increase awareness of
Wisconsin’s global leadership in dairy and agriculture,” said Pfaff. “The
conference also presents an excellent opportunity for the Wisconsin delegation
to build new connections for Wisconsin’s dairy and agriculture sectors. By making these
valuable connections, we are better able to provide ground level guidance to
Wisconsin companies on how to export to Mexico.”
Nearly a dozen Wisconsin
companies will showcase products, goods and technology to tens of thousands of Expo
Leche conference attendees, and they’ll also benefit from networking
opportunities and one-on-one meetings with industry buyers and investors.
Since 1966, the International
Agribusiness Center, part of DATCP’s Division of Agricultural Development, has
provided export assistance to Wisconsin’s food and agriculture industry.
Services include export education, market access support and market development
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