The Northeast Iowa Community-Based Dairy Foundation and other sponsors are offering a one-day trip to the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Friday, Oct. 4.

Friday's event highlights include the International Guernsey Show, Grand International Red & White Show, International Holstein Heifer Show and virtual farm tours. Attendees will have time to watch the cattle shows and visit with more than 800 exhibitors from around the world at the trade show.

Dairy producers and any others interested are welcome to sign up for the trip. The cost to travel on the bus is $30 for Dairy Foundation members and $40 for non-members and includes breakfast, admission to the show and supper.

The bus will depart from the Dairy Center in Calmar at 6 a.m. Friday morning and return at about 8:30 p.m. Pick up locations also include Postville and Prairie du Chien. The trip is limited to the first 55 who sign up.

If interested in the World Dairy Expo bus trip, contact Megan at the Dairy Foundation at 563-534-9957, ext. 107 or at

Trip sponsors include: Elanco, Fitzgerald Inc., Mycogen, Farmers Union Cooperative, Zoetis Animal Health, Fort Atkinson Hay, Diamond V, Spillville Mill, Nelson Dairy Consultants, Genex, Swiss Valley Farms and AMPI.