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Cali Girl at #WDE50 – Day 1

Good morning and welcome to World Dairy Expo, 50th Anniversary Celebration!

My name is Katie Migliazzo, a California girl that is more than excited to me back at Expo for the second time. I grew up in the Central Valley of CA where my family milks 800 registered Holsteins. Throughout the years, I have taken part in anything cow related: showing, quiz bowl, judging, etc. I am currently a Senior at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo majoring in Dairy Science with interests in marketing and communications. Please join this #CAdairygirl as I explore the wonders of #WDE50 throughout the week!


World Dairy Expo is known for bringing people together. Whether it be old or new acquaintances, we love expanding our networks and bonding over our love for the dairy cow. I’ve had the chance to meet  my new friend, Jordan, who spent his summer interning at a dairy in California.

I also had the chance to hang out with my cousin, Deena, who competed in the post-secondary judging contest yesterday for Modesto JC.

 I may live 2,000 miles away but there’s quite a large dairy family beginning to gather here in Madison, Wisconsin. #WDE50 #CAdairygirl #newfriends


Friends for life — that is was the dairy industry has blessed me with!

Going way back to the years I competed at National Holstein Conventions, I met a girl from Pennsylvania, around 2009. Emily may have been a competitor at the time, but today we stood together on the sidelines of the show ring cheering on our favorite cows and discussing our future plans.

I’m so thankful for the dairy industry that introduced us and has allowed us to reconnect here at Expo! #WDE50 #CAdairygirl #friendsforlife

Pictured left: 2011 National Holstein Convention, Virginia   right: WDE 2016


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