Schedule

Monday, March 26

By appointment — Large equipment and large exhibit move in

Tuesday, March 27

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. – All exhibit move-in.  Convention Center, Arena and Parking Lot A

5:30 p.m . – Welcome Reception, Sanford Premier Center

7:30 p.m. – Concert by Easton Corbin, Sanford Premier Center

9 p.m. – Hospitality rooms, Sheraton Fontanelle Ballrooms

Wednesday, March 28
(All events in Convention Center and Arena unless otherwise noted)

7 a.m. – Exhibit move in (all exhibits must be set up by 8:30 a.m.)

7 a.m. . – Ag Prayer Breakfast, Sanford Premier Center

8:30 a.m. – Trade Show opens

9:00 a.m. – Breakout Session Group 1

10:30 a.m.- Breakout Session Group 2

1:00 p.m. – Breakout Session Group 3

2:30 p.m. – Breakout Session Group 4

3:00 p.m. – Workshop in Spanish

4:00 p.m. – Breakout session Group 5

5:00 p.m. – Cheese Social

5:30 p.m. – Trade Show closes

Thursday, March 29

(All events in Convention Center and Arena unless otherwise noted)

8:00 a.m. – Trade Show opens

8:00 a.m. – Breakout Session Group 5

9:30 a.m. – Breakout Session Group 4

11:00 a.m. – Breakout Session Group 3

Noon – Workshop in Spanish

12:30 p.m.- Breakout Session Group 2

2:00 p.m. – Workshop in Spanish

2:00 p.m. – Breakout Session Group 1

3:00 p.m.  – Trade Show closes

All-dairy show

This an all-dairy show. Exhibitors showcase products and services for all segments of the industry — milk producers, calf and heifer growers, dairy-beef feeders, forage growers and others. See exhibitors list.

Free admission, free parking

Nearly everything associated with the Expo is free.

Parking is free.

Admission to the trade show is free.

Admission to the Welcome Reception and Concert and Trade Show is free to dairy producers, calf and heifer growers and dairy beef feeders and their families, and their employees and employees’ families. Registration and a name badge is required.  Click here to register for name badges.

Tickets for trade show vendors are included in the exhibit and sponsorship packages.  Name badges are required.  Click here to register for name badges.

Much of the food at the show is free. Several exhibitors are providing lunches for their customers. There is a free wine and cheese social on Wednesday in the Trade Show.

Free shuttle service

Several hotels in Sioux Falls are offering free shuttle service for their guests to and from the Sanford Center on Tuesday for the Welcome Reception and Concert. Click here for lodging information.

Easy to get to

The Central Plains Dairy Expo is easy to get to and Sioux Falls is easy to get around in. The Denny Sanford Center Complex is located near the junction of Interstates 90 and 29. Take I-29 Exit 81 and follow the signs 1 ¾ miles east. Click here for a map.