Celebrate June Dairy Month with a Farm Tour, Food and Activities at Hickory Hill Farms on June 14

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.

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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.

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