Fall Tour: Iowa and South Dakota Dairymen Invite Other Producers To See How They Do It

Dairy producers along the I-29 region including Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota are invited to attend the “Implementing Technology for Farm and Family Success” tour of South Dakota and Iowa dairies on Monday, November 13. The tour is sponsored by the 1-29 Moo University. The buss will leave the Denny Sanford Premier Center complex in Sioux Falls at 9 a.m. and arrive back at 6 p.m.

“These three dairies all have unique ways of implementing technology to insure the success of their farms and families,” said Fred M. Hall, ISU Extension dairy field specialist. It will be a great opportunity to see robotic milkers, on-farm processing and top-flight employee management plus be able to ask “nuts and bolts” questions.

This year a “dutch-treat” social at Remedy Brewing Company in Sioux Falls will be available after the group returns to Sioux Falls. The bus will return to the Denny Sanford Premier Center at 9:30 p.m.

Registration is due by Wednesday, November 1. The cost is $75 per person or $40 for students and media which will cover transportation, lunch and refreshments. To register, visit iGrow.org/livestock/dairy.

The tour will visit three dairy farms.

Cottonwood Ridge Dairy, Garrelson, SD; Brad and Monica Nussbaum & daughters

South Dakota’s first robotic dairy. More information on their dairy can be found at: facebook.com/cottonwooddairy

Multi-Rose Jersey Farm, Rock Rapids, IA; The Metzger’s multi-generational family dairy

Registered Jerseys and top-flight employees. More information on their dairy can be found at: facebook.com/Multi-Rose-Jerseys

Stensland Family Farms, Larchwood, IA; Three generations of Stensland family

Robots plus award-winning ice cream. More information on their dairy can be found at: facebook.com/stenslandfamilyfarms


For more information, state contacts are:

Iowa- Fred M. Hall: 712.737.4230  or fredhall@iastate.edu

Nebraska– Kim Clark: 402.472.6065  or kimclark@unl.edu

S.Dakota– Heidi Carroll: 605.688.6623 or  heidi.carroll@sdstate.edu

Minnesota– Jim Salfer: 320.203.6093 or salfer001@umn.edu

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