Drink One More Glass of Milk and Save a Dairy

If only it were that easy. For many years the dairy industry has struggled with an imbalanced market- more production than domestic consumption- and generally that was a world-wide dilemma. Because milk in fluid form is highly perishable, different then corn or soy that can be stored for years, it has to be manufactured into a more stable product. Cheese, butter and powders gave a much longer shelf-life, and were put into storage by the ton.

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Sioux County Dairy Board Recognizes Local Dairy Family


The Sioux County Dairy Association recognized Glen Rozenboom and family as the 2017 Dairy Promoter of the Year at the Monday evening banquet.

The 50th Annual Sioux County Dairy Banquet hosted by Sioux County Dairy Association was held on Monday, June 26 in Hull.

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Area Exhibitors Did Well At Cream of the Crop Show

Judge Chad Sickles share some advise during the Cream of the Crop Show.

I had the opportunity to attend the 18th annual Cream of the Crop Show at West Point Nebraska on Saturday. My friend Chad Sickles from Marengo, Iowa was the judge and did his usual great job with the kiddos. This was the largest show ever with 91 head from three states.

We had several youth exhibitors from Northwest Iowa entered including: Adam Hansmann from Boyden; Austen Gonnermann from Sanborn; Jacob Eggink from Sibley; plus Anna and Zach Mercer from Fonda.

Congratulations to the Iowa exhibitors and I look forward to seeing you on August 5 at the Sibley Dairy Youth Show.

Dairy Tour On June 2

Would you like to have a first-hand look at where your dairy products come from?

If so, join the Stensland Family and ISU Extension and Outreach Regional Food Coordinator Margaret Murphy for a tour of this local dairy on Friday, June 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Receive an up-close look at dairy operations, the creamery and the Stensland’s store.

The tour will include:

  • Robotic Milking System Walk-Thru
  • Creamery Viewing
  • Bottle Calf Encounter
  • Milk, Cheese and Ice Cream Samples

Cost is $5 per person (+$3 for a dish of homemade ice cream). To register or for more information, contact Margaret at 712-472-2576 or mmurphy@iastate.edu — OR register online at https://form.jotformpro.com/4Hregion1/stenslandfarmtour.

Dairy Iowa Meeting Set for June 8

Dairy Iowa members and friends will meet on June 8 at the Heartland Agribition Center located at 2600 Swan lake Blvd. in Independence, Iowa. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and The new Dairy Iowa Chairman Kurt Wierda will made welcoming comments and introductions at 10 a.m.

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Northwest IA Dairy Banquet to Feature Peterson Farm Bros

The Sioux County Dairy Promotion Board’s annual dairy banquet will take place on Monday, June 26, 2017 at Western Christian High School in Hull. The meal will be served from 5:30-6:30 pm, and the Peterson Farm Brothers will take the stage at 7:00 pm. The Peterson Brothers are three brothers from central Kansas who make YouTube videos to promote agriculture. Their YouTube videos have received over 40 million views! The brothers all grew up and still work on their family farm alongside their parents and sister.

To get your tickets for the banquet, click here.


10th Annual June Dairy Month Open House Set for June 28 at Summit Dairy

The open house is the Western Iowa Dairy Alliance’s biggest event of the year. It is free to the public and everyone is invited!