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PDPW Set to Host Nutrient Innovation & Dairy Technology Tours

October 29, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Shelly Mayer
800-947-7379
mail@pdpw.org
 
Full Media Package is available (i.e. host farm photos, flyer, press release, etc.)
 
PDPW Nutrient Innovation & Dairy Technology Tours Showcase Progressive Dairies
 
DAIRY NEWS – The Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) will showcase six cutting-edge dairies through the PDPW Nutrient Innovation & Dairy Technology Tours, Wed., Nov. 9 and Thur., Nov. 10, 2016. The chartered bus tour will depart at 9 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m. each day from Fox Valley Technical College, Chilton, Wis.
 
Fellow dairy farmers looking to grow their business or increase environmental or on-farm management efficiencies will see first-hand the latest innovations and technologies the industry has to offer.
 
  • Robinway Dairy LLC, a 1,500-cow dairy owned by Jay and Pam Binversie are located just outside School Hill, Wis., work 1,400 acres of land and irrigate 600 acres, while being dedicated to reducing their environmental footprint. Last year, Robinway Dairy installed a Livestock Water Recycling System to help recapture more nutrients from the liquid, optimize manure storage capacity and more thoroughly separate solids from liquids.
  • Majestic Crossing Dairy, Sheboygan Falls, Wis., is a partnership among the Strauss, Herzog, Wedepohl and Radloff families, founded in 2001. Majestic Crossing is home to 2,000 cows that are milked on two separate facilities and they farm 3,400 acres of land. They rely on a new manure separation technology “Digested Organics” to make energy, capture nutrients and reclaim water.
  • Holsum Elm Dairy LLC, Hilbert, Wis., a partnership of two modern dairies, Irish Dairy and Elm Dairy and a large calf facility, owned by Kenn Buelow and Dr. Bob Nagel. The farm received the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award and IDFA’s Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year honors in 2016. The Tour will focus on Holsum Elm Dairy, where 3,600 cows are milked three times a day in an 80-stall rotary parlor and supply nutrients to two mixed plug flow digesters. Solids recovered from their digested manure go through a new fluid bed dryer to be recycled for bedding.
  • Brickstead Dairy, Greenleaf, Wis., a fifth-generation family farm owned and managed by Dan Brick, is working with the federal and state government as a demonstration farm for the Great Lakes Initiative. As part of this program, the Bricks are pioneering and testing new ways to approach nutrient application, with a primary focus on cover crops and incorporating no-till into their operation.
  • Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy, Kewaunee, Wis., owned by John Pagel and family is a 5,300-cow milking herd that is housed in tunnel-ventilated, free-stall barns and milked in a rotary parlor. Their methane digester produces enough electricity for the city of Kewaunee and enough bio-solids to bed their entire milking and young livestock herds. They currently monitor soil depth and participate in on-farm studies to assist with industry nutrient management.
  • Kinnard Farms, owned and operated by the Kinnard family, has 6,000 cows milking on two sites near Casco, Wis. They have a new rotary parlor, cross vent barn, their second sand recycling facility, and a new feed and manure storage on a green site close to their home farm. The Kinnard family has also invested heavily into manure application technology to precisely recycle nutrients for their 10,000 acres of land. Their elite sand-recycling facility reclaims and washes bedding sand without adding any fresh water.
Tour attendees will board the bus each day at Fox Valley Technical College, 1200 East Chestnut St., Chilton, Wis. at 9 a.m. and return to that same location by 4:30 p.m. Along with hearing directly from fellow dairy owners and managers, those on the tour will have the opportunity to see first-hand water purification, manure and sand separation, nutrient capture systems, methane digesters, rotary parlors, soil mapping, recycled bedding methods and other state-of-the-art technologies.

Registration can be completed for a one-day or two-day pass, which will include tour transportation, refreshments and lunch. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Continuing education credits are also available for UW-SVM, ARPAS, and CCA. To learn more about the PDPW Nutrient Innovation and Dairy Technology Tours and to register visit www.pdpw.org or call 1-800-947-7379.
 
Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) is the nation’s largest dairy producer-led, grassroots organization of its kind, focusing on education, networking and professional development to share ideas, solutions, resources and experiences that help dairy producers succeed.
 
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October 12, 2016

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Shelly Mayer
800-947-7379
mail@pdpw.org
 
Full Media Package is available (i.e. host farm photos, flyer, press release, etc.)
 
PDPW Set to Host Nutrient Innovation & Dairy Technology Tours
 
DAIRY NEWS – The Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) will be helping dairy farmers and industry professionals follow the path to innovation with the PDPW Nutrient Innovation & Dairy Technology Tours scheduled for November 9 and 10, 2016. These tours will showcase six elite dairy farms, over the course of two days, and highlight different nutrient and technology management practices.  
 
Tour attendees will board the bus for the Tours each day at the Fox Valley Technical College in Chilton at 9 a.m. The bus will return to that same location by 4:30 p.m.
 
The six state-of-the-art dairies included in these tours are:
  • Holsum Elm Dairy LLC, Hilbert Wis., a partnership of two dairies, Irish Dairy and Elm Dairy and a large calf facility, owned by Kenn Buelow and Dr. Bob Nagel
  • Kinnard Farms, Casco, Wis. owned and operated by the Kinnard family.
This one-day or two-day tour set is designed for fellow dairy farmers and other industry professionals seeking the latest nutrient innovations and dairy technologies. It offers the opportunity to hear directly from dairy owners and managers, in order to see first-hand water purification, manure and sand separation, nutrient capture systems, methane digesters, rotary parlors, soil mapping, recycled bedding methods and other state-of-the-art technologies.
 
Tour registration includes tours, lunch and refreshments. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. To learn more about the Nutrient Innovation & Dairy Technology Tours and to register, visit www.pdpw.org or call 1-800-947-7379. 
 
Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) is the nation’s largest dairy producer-led, grassroots organization of its kind, focusing on education, networking and professional development to shares ideas, solutions, resources and experiences that help dairy producers succeed. 
 
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