The Badger Dairy Club (BDC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison strives to create opportunities within the college, community, and the ever-progressing dairy industry. We participate in a number of different activities throughout the school year, allowing members to network within the dairy industry, emphasize their professional skills, and foster club camaraderie.
The club hosts and sponsors several events, most notably, World Dairy Expo. Because World Dairy Expo takes place in our backyard, we have the unique opportunity to be intricately involved in it. Our members diligently work behind the scenes before, during, and after the show. World Dairy Expo is also the site of one of our largest fundraisers, the BDC Cheese Stand, which serves thousands of grilled cheese sandwiches each year and highlights a local specialty cheese every day of the expo. BDC also sponsors the biennial Badger Invitational Sale which features cattle from Wisconsin and surrounding areas, including prominent Registered Holstein breeders.
In addition, BDC serves as a workforce for many service activities including the FFA Dairy Judging Contest, 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl, and the Midwest National Spring Show Youth Showmanship contests.