Great Turnout for Breakfast on the Farm

The 2018 Breakfast on the Farm held at the Iowa Dairy Center in Calmar drew in nearly 1500 people. Attendees had the opportunity to take guided tours of the farm, going through the beef animal housing facility, free-stall barns, and ending at the robotic milkers. While attending Breakfast on the Farm, people could also visit the the Iowa Dairy History museum, which showcases equipment used on the farm, dairy shows throughout the state and historical changes in the dairy breeds. Breakfast on the Farm is a great way to learn the dairy industry and the products produced. It allows consumers to ask producers and industry professionals about the practices that are used in order to get the most m

Local Teachers attend Professional Development Workshop about Agriculture.

Nearly 30 teachers from across Northwest Iowa attended a professional development workshop about the agriculture industry hosted by Dordt College, Siouxland Ag in the Classroom, and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach-Sioux County. The day included a farm chat with a local farmer, a visit to Siouxland Energy in Sioux Center, dairy farm stop at Summit Dairy, and tour of AMPI in Sanborn. While at Summit Dairy Johnny Westra took the teachers around the farm, taking them through the free-stall barns to educate the teachers about the day to day operation of a dairy farm. After walking through the free-stall barn the group moved to the feeding area. Teachers had the opportunity to see all

11th Annual June Open House

The 11th Annual June Open House is going to be held on Thursday, June 28th at Summit Farm in Lester, Iowa from 4-8 pm. This is a great opportunity for consumers to learn about the dairy industry, getting a hands on experience seeing the cows and baby calves, milking parlor, and what all goes into a cows feed ration. This is an event you wont want to miss. Summit Farm and the Metzger Family have been featured in numerous media outlets in the past few weeks. Learn more about the Metzgers operation please visit the article links below. Building on a Tradition-Iowa Spokesman All in the Family-Northwest Review

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Western Iowa Dairy Alliance is a unified voice for western Iowa dairy producers to support farm families, engage with consumers, advocate for this essential industry, and build the next generation of leaders.