Great Weather for Dairy Day at Clay County Fair

Iowa Dairy Day at the Clay County Fair had a beautiful day for the event this year compared to the last few years when Mother Nature decided to not be as cooperative with large amounts of rain. This year nearly 200 students from the ISU Extension Ag-Citing Program and hundreds of fair-goers came through Central Park to learn about the dairy industry. WIDA had interactive games for kids, a feed station, dairy boot camp and samples of cheese curds courtesy of AMPI- Sanborn, lactose free milk courtesy of Hiland Dairy Foods. Dairy Day is a great way to interact with consumers bringing our dairy story to life! Thank You to all the Volunteers to helped make this event possible. We could not have

LeMars Chamber Host Annual Farm Tours

On September 13th third Grade Students from MMCRU, Remsen St. Marys, Gehlen Catholic, and LeMars Community participated in the LeMars Chamber Ag Committee Annual Farm Tours. Nearly 300 students had the opportunity to visit a beef operation, swine farm, sheep farm, and dairy farm. Plymouth Dairy was the host for the dairy. While at the dairy students had the opportunity to view the milking parlor, walk in the free stall barns and attempt to feed some calves and pet some baby calves.

ISU Extension & Outreach hosts Annual Precision Ag and Animal Science Days

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach hosted their annual Precision Agriculture and Animal Science Days September 4-6. Nearly 400 students from 21 schools across Northwest Iowa attended. Students were introduced to a variety of career opportunities related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) by being able to attend 8 different sessions related to Precision Ag, Beef, and Dairy. For the Dairy industry Agropur, Wells Blue Bunny, and Gorter's Clay & Dairy Equipment provided interactive workshops about careers opportunities available in the dairy industry and where the future of the dairy industry is headed. This was a great way to expose high school students about

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