Hickory Hill Farms and Western Iowa Dairy Alliance Invite Public to Free, Family-Friendly Event
Dairy farmers across western Iowa are inviting the public to a family-friendly event at Hickory Hill Farms near Hospers, Iowa, to celebrate June Dairy Month. The annual event will include a dairy farm tour, free meal and activities from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14. The farm is located at 4045 400th St, Hospers, Iowa. This June Dairy Month event is sponsored by Western Iowa Dairy Alliance.
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.
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.
Over the years, June Dairy Month events have been a tradition in most communities. The annual celebration of the contributions of milk and the dairy industry to citizens and communities originated in 1937. During its first two years, 1937 and 1938, it was called National Milk Month and ran from June 10 to July 10.
Jones Dairy invites everyone to join them for breakfast on their farm on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Breakfast is free for everyone and will be served from 7:00 – 10:00 am. This is sure to be a morning filled with great food, fun, and learning!
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.