The open house was held on June 16 and consisted of a self-guided walking tour with informational stations about all aspects of the process from feed nutrition to final product. There was a kids area with activities and KC Wolf from the Kansas City Chiefs was there for entertainment. Guests were also treated to a free breakfast and virtual tour at the Agropur cheese plant that is located across the road from the farm.
I'm so proud of my dad and uncle and have a lot of respect for all the hard work they've put in over the years. I experienced what the life of a dairy farmer is really like the summer I turned 16 when my summer job was doing the morning milking, feeding calves and power-washing the parlor from 6:00am-9:00am Monday-Saturday. I would have loved to be there this weekend, but it just didn't work out since we live four hours away. Below are some links to a couple TV news stories and some pictures courtesy of my sisters' blogs along with links to their posts.
- Hometown Farmer from KMEG in Sioux Falls, SD (the best one)
- June is Dairy Month from KCAU in Sioux City, IA
- Courtney's blog post
- Abbie's blog post
- More professional photos on Facebook
|My dad, grandma and uncle|
|My silly sisters sporting the sanitary blue booties. My nephew is not impressed.|
|Nephew Ryan checking out the feed rations|
|My sister, Abbie, introducing my niece, Saylor, to a baby calf.|