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67th Annual FVTC Farm Tour

67th Annual FVTC Farm Tour

Wednesday, April 5

Event date: 4/5/2017 Export event

67th Annual Farm Tour
Wednesday, April 5
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Area farms and agriculture businesses in the Calumet / Manitowoc County area

Farm stops include:

Dallmann East River Dairy:  

This farm has been featured on the annual Farm Tour in the past and a lot has changed, most prominently the participation of the next generation of family members. The dairy milks 2100 cows, housed in a series of 4 row tunnel ventilated barns. Technology used consists of an anaerobic manure digester, recycled manure biosolids, DG Precision feeding System, and Pedometers. 

Haeses Dairy Farm:  

This farm features a newly constructed, 8-row tunnel ventilated, 247-stall barn with 4 GEA Monobox Robotic Milking Systems. The first day milking in this facility was November 8, 2016. They milk 200 cows and the freestall barn houses bedding pack pens for dry and fresh cows, and an incorporated calf barn.

Sunny Slope Dairy:  

This farm milks 700+ cows through a newly built (February 2016) GEA Double 10 parlor built in place of the old parlor installed in 1998. Attached is a 6 row freestall barn featuring alternative paper and sawdust bedding, alley scrapers, and a unique manure handling system. 

Lunch location: Cobblestone Creek, Brillion

Farm Tour Buses: Buses leave promptly at the scheduled time. Please arrive early to your location site. You must ride the bus!  

Buses will depart according to the following schedule: 

9:00 a.m.Seymour, parking lot by Post Office
9:15 a.m. Freedom, St. Nick’s Catholic Church north parking lot
10:00 a.m. Forest Junction, Railroad Junction Restaurant
8:45 a.m. FVTC-Clintonville Regional Center parking lot
9:00 a.m. New London Crystal Falls Restaurant and Banquet Hall
9:00 a.m. Winchester Town Hall
9:30 a.m. Appleton, Fox Valley Technical College Agriculture Center

 

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