June Open House

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2017 June Dairy Month Open House

To celebrate June Dairy Month, dairy farmers across western Iowa are inviting the public to a family-friendly event at Summit Dairy near Primghar. The 10th annual event will include a dairy farm tour, free food and kids’ activities from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28. Parking is available at the farm, located at 5564 390th St., Primghar (12 miles east of Hwy 60 on 390th St./B-40, or 3 miles west of Primghar on 390th St./B-40). The June Dairy Month Celebration is sponsored by Western Iowa Dairy Alliance and Midwest Dairy Association.

Visitors will tour Summit Dairy, including opportunities to see where cows are milked, where they are housed and fed, and learn about the role of milk and dairy products in a healthy diet. Veterinarians, dairy nutritionists, dairy farmers and other experts will be available to answer questions. There will also be information about crop production and conservation.

Following the tour, guests will enjoy a free meal of Mr. Rib sandwiches or hot dogs, as well as cheese curds provided by AMPI, Blue Bunny ice cream treats provided by Wells and milk provided by Dean Foods.

The open house will feature a Kid’s Fun Zone with games, activities and the chance to meet dairy calves. In addition to dairy, kids will have the opportunity to learn about beef cattle, soybeans, corn, and other agricultural products from representatives of Iowa State Extension, 4-H, Iowa Food & Family Project, Sioux County Cattlemen, Iowa Corn and other groups. Katelyn Goldsmith, Iowa State Dairy Princess, will attend and kids can make their own crowns to be royalty for a day.

June Dairy Month is a great opportunity to celebrate the efforts of Iowa’s dairy farmers as they deliver a wholesome and nutritious supply of milk and dairy products and make a significant contribution to the state’s economy and rural communities.  Dairy is the fifth largest agricultural business in Iowa, generating $4 billion a year in economic activity from farming to dairy processing.  There are about 1,200 dairy farms in the state, and about 98 percent of the state’s farms are family-owned.

For more information about the open house, visit www.wiadairy.com or “Western Iowa Dairy Alliance” on Facebook, or contact 712-441-5308 or [email protected].  Please visit MidwestDairy.com for more stories from the farm, dairy nutrition information and dairy recipes.

Western Iowa Dairy Alliance is a non-profit organization working as an advocate for the dairy producer and all those who support this industry with commitment and integrity, allowing us to bring the very best, most nourishing products to market, every day.  For more information, visit www.wiadairy.com.

Midwest Dairy Association® represents 8,000 dairy farm families to 38 million consumers across 10 Midwestern states. We work on behalf of dairy farmers to increase dairy sales, foster innovation and inspire consumer confidence in dairy products and practices. Midwest Dairy Council®, an affiliate of National Dairy Council, is the nutrition education division of Midwest Dairy Association. The Council is dedicated to dairy nutrition research and education. For more information, visit www.midwestdairy.com. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook at Midwest Dairy.