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Four Dairy Farm Families Host 2018 ACE Twilight Series

August 6, 2018
 
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Contact: Shelly Mayer
800-947-7379
mail@pdpw.org
 
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Four Dairy Farm Families Host 2018 ACE Twilight Series
Free Meetings Connect Community Leaders, Elected Officials and Farmers on August 27, 28, 29, 30
 
DAIRY NEWS – Four Wisconsin dairy farm families open their barn doors for the 2018 PDPW ACE On-the-Farm Twilight Meetings on August 27, 28, 29 and 30.  The meetings are brought to you by the Wisconsin Towns Association, Wisconsin Counties Association and Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW).  Through a joint initiative called Agricultural Community Engagement® (ACE), the three organizations provide open dialogue on topics of animal care practices, environmental resources and other topics important to Wisconsin communities.
 
Each meeting is free and open to the public.  The events begin at 6:00 p.m. with a farm tour, followed by ice cream and facilitated discussions, concluding at 8:30 p.m.
 
Free and open to the public, join a community location near you:
  • Monday, August 27Kellercrest Holsteins, 1141 County Hwy JG South, Mount Horeb, Wis. Brothers Tim and Mark Keller milk about 300 cows on the dairy farm, which was founded by their parents in the late 1960s.  Over the years, they made improvements to barns, milking parlor and other facilities to enhance animal care and milk production.
 
  • Tuesday, August 28Miltrim Farms, 1715 W. Townline Road, Athens, Wis. Miltrim Farms is a third-generation dairy farm currently milking 1,800 cows. The farm is owned by Tom and Lorene Mueller and Kathy Trimner and employ 34 community members and raise crops on about 4,000 acres. 
 
  • Wednesday, August 29Brey Cycle Farm LLC, 2139 County Road O, Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Brothers Tony and Jacob Brey are fourth-generation farmers who purchased their family’s century dairy farm from their parents in 2016.  The farm has been in the Brey family since 1904.  They milk nearly 500 cows and raise heifers for their farm and other clients.  They are active in groups to preserve water quality, including Peninsula Pride Farms and the Door-Kewaunee Demonstration Farms Network.
 
  • Thursday, August 30Double S Dairy, N3447 Marshview Road., Markesan, Wis. This first-generation dairy farm was started in 1993 by brothers Dan and Steve Smits.  Double S Dairy is home to almost 1,400 cows, 400 bred heifers and 200 calves, and raises corn, alfalfa, soybeans and wheat along with vegetable crops.
 
Please RSVP online at www.PDPW.org or call 1-800-947-7379 or mail@pdpw.org.  Follow along digitally in advance of and during the events by following @dairyPDPW and using #ACEtwilight2018 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
 
Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) is the nation's largest dairy producer-led organization of its kind, focusing on producer professionalism, stakeholder engagement and unified outreach to share ideas, solutions, resources and experiences that help dairy producers succeed.
 
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July 19, 2018

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Shelly Mayer
800-947-7379
mail@pdpw.org
 
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Join Farm Tours and Community Discussions at 2018 On-the-Farm Twilight Meetings
Four Wisconsin Dairy Farm Families to Host Events August 27-30
 
DAIRY NEWS – It’s no secret that dairy farms and the dairy industry are an important part of Wisconsin’s rural communities and economy.  However, community leaders, elected officials and citizens often have questions about modern dairy farming practices and business models. 
 
A series of 2018 PDPW ACE On-the-Farm Twilight Meetings are scheduled for August 27-30 and hosted by Wisconsin Towns Association, Wisconsin Counties Association and Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW).  Through a joint initiative called Agricultural Community Engagement® (ACE), the three organizations will provide an opportunity for open discussions on farming practices, resources and any other topics important to Wisconsin communities.
 
Each meeting is free and open to the public, beginning with a dairy farm tour at 6:00 p.m., followed by ice cream at 7:00 p.m., and facilitated discussion about dairy farming that will last until about 8:30 p.m.
 
The Twilight meetings will be held:
  • Monday, August 27Kellercrest Holsteins, 1141 County Hwy JG South, Mount Horeb, Wis.          
  • Tuesday, August 28Miltrim Farms, 1715 W. Townline Road, Athens, Wis.
  • Wednesday, August 29Brey Cycle Farm LLC, 2139 County Road O, Sturgeon Bay, Wis.
  • Thursday, August 30Double S Dairy, N3447 Marshview Road., Markesan, Wis.
 
“We’re excited to offer these Twilight meetings for community members to engage with dairy farm families and see modern agriculture firsthand,” said Cassie Mayer, PDPW Program Manager and dairy farmer in Slinger, Wis.  “The discussions between community and business leaders, elected officials and dairy farmers are extremely valuable.  We are dedicated to provide the platform through our ACE partnership with the Wisconsin Counties and Wisconsin Towns Associations and producer-led committee, to create a venue that will enable those conversations and help find common ground where we can grow together in rural America.”
 
Please RSVP online at www.PDPW.org or call 1-800-947-7379 or mail@pdpw.org.  Follow along digitally in advance of and during the event by following @dairyPDPW and using #ACEtwilight2018 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
 
Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) is the nation's largest dairy producer-led organization of its kind, focusing on producer professionalism, stakeholder engagement and unified outreach to share ideas, solutions, resources and experiences that help dairy producers succeed.
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