Dairy Open House in Iowa

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Live near Hull, Iowa? Then this is the perfect event for you and your family – the 5th Annual June Dairy Month open house hosted by Western Iowa Dairy Alliance. The event will include a dairy farm tour and free breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 16.

Guests can complete a self-guided tour of Donsons Farms, 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. Following the tour, guests will enjoy a free meal of breakfast sandwiches, hash browns, yogurt and milk. A video “virtual tour” of the Agropur cheese plant will also be available.

A special guest at this year’s event will be KC Wolf, the mascot of the Kansas City Chiefs football team. KC will be attending to help spread the word about “Fuel Up to Play 60,” an in-school program that encourages kids to choose nutrient-rich foods first, and get out and play at least 60 minutes every day. The program was founded by the National Dairy Council and the NFL, in cooperation with the USDA.

A special children’s activities area will feature a sheep shearing demonstration hosted by Northwest Iowa Sheep Producers, a straw bale maze and other hands-on activities. Children can help complete a coloring mural and learn more about Fuel Up to Play 60.

The June Dairy Month Celebration is hosted by Western Iowa Dairy Alliance and Midwest Dairy Association, and sponsored by Sioux County Pork Producers, Sioux County Cattlemen, Iowa Egg Council, and Northwest Iowa Sheep Producers. For more information visit online.

Source: Midwest Dairy Association

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