The Minnesota Milk Producers Association and University of Minnesota Extension are inviting those who are interested in Minnesota’s dairy production practices and networking with fellow members of the dairy industry to attend their Bus Tour to central Minnesota on June 15-16, 2011.
They say their tour this year focuses on diversity with something for everyone. Stops on the tour include four dairy operations, one calf facility and Camp Ripley. Farm features include an internal rotary parlor, naturally ventilated facilities, cross ventilated facilities, multi-generation partnerships, automatic calf feeders, robotic milkers, automatic foot baths, an automatic scraper system for manure handling, a sand lane using recycled water from wedge pits to flush the flume and converted/ retrofit facilities.
During the afternoon portion of the tour, participants will have free time at Grand View Lodge to enjoy their facilities. The evening will end with networking and relaxation at a beach barbeque.
This all-inclusive tour is $145 for members of the Minnesota Milk Producers Association, $245 for non-members, and $195 for additional registrants from the same farm. Online registration and additional information is available at www.mnmilk.org/BusTour. If you have any additional questions, contact the Minnesota Milk Producers Association at 1-877-577-0741 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.