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Mark your Calendar for 2023 ACE Twilight Meetings on Four Wisconsin Dairies

July 18, 2023
Contact: Shelly Mayer
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Mark your Calendar for 2023 ACE Twilight Meetings on Four Wisconsin Dairies
Local elected officials, legislators, public invited to tour family farms for tours, ice cream
and conversations about shared resources

DAIRY NEWS – As agriculture is increasingly integrated into the everyday lives of the American public, it’s imperative that rural and urban communities see themselves as partners. To create a forum for open dialogue and offer a firsthand look at the innovations used in dairy production, the 2023 Agricultural Community Engagement (ACE®) Twilight Meetings will be hosted by dairy farms in Washington, Rock, Polk and Wood Counties August 28, 29, 30, and 31, respectively.
A partnership between Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW), Wisconsin Counties Association, the Wisconsin Towns Association, and Pheasants Forever, ACE® Twilight Meetings offer opportunities for community leaders, elected officials, educators, conservation specialists, dairy farmers and area community members to connect, network and learn together.
“If you’re looking to get involved in your community and learn about the common priorities and challenges facing all of us, attending an ACE Twilight Meeting is the perfect way to get started,” said John Haag, Dane, Wis., dairy producer and PDPW board president. “Candid conversations with dairy farmers, elected officials, conservation and community leaders open the doors to solving some of the issues we face in Wisconsin.”
Each meeting will begin with a tour of the host dairy farm at 6:00 p.m., providing attendees a firsthand look at how animals are cared for, housed and fed, as well as a look at the milking facilities, barns and technologies dairy producers use each day. Ice cream will be served at 7:00 p.m. with open dialogue about such community issues as water, conservation, roadways and transportation, educational opportunities and more. Meetings will conclude at 8:30 p.m.
The 2023 ACE Twilight Meeting host farms are:
  • Mon., Aug. 28: Roden Echo Valley LLC, 5545 Cty Rd. Y, West Bend, Wis. Hosted by Bob and Cindy Roden and family
  • Tues., Aug. 29: Larson Acres, 18218 W. State Rd. 59, Evansville, Wis. Hosted by the Larson family
  • Wed., Aug. 30: Horse Creek Holsteins LLC, 2080 20th Ave., Star Prairie, Wis. Hosted by Ted and Gretchen Johnson and Hans and Catherine Johnson
  • Thurs., Aug. 31: Marti Farms, 6603 Grant Rd., Vesper, Wis. Hosted by Travis and Melissa Marti
Bring your questions and plan to be part of the discussions. To learn more and to register for the free event, visit or contact PDPW at 800-947-7379. Follow along digitally in advance of and during the event by following @dairyPDPW 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."