I-29 Dairy Tour to Riverview and Redhead Creamery

Producers and industry professionals are invited to attend the I-29 Moo University, Dairy Extension Tour in Central Minnesota October 26th, 2016. “How can I survive… MOOving forward?” tour will showcase two West Central Minnesota farms that are developing business strategies for the future.

Riverview Farms, LLP is a multi-site farm with locations throughout the I29 region. They also raise their own replacements and finish their steers. Riverview have been successful in developing a high quality engaged work force. Reahead Creamery, LLC is a multi-generation farm with an on-farm cheese plant to add value to their milk. They have developed unique cheeses and a successful marketing plan.

“This tour highlights two farms with unique business approaches and provides an opportunity to discuss keys to making their business models successful. Additionally, we will examine the planning that went into the growth of these dairy businesses,” explained Tracey Erickson, SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist. “Additionally, we will have a couple of short presentations at noon lunch pertaining to market outlook and research regarding the U of M conventional and organic dairy herds,” according to Erickson

Busses will be leaving from Southeast Minnesota and Watertown Minnesota. For details and registration information visit http://z.umn.edu/i29tour. To register for the Minnesota bus, please contact Jim Paulson at jcp@umn.edu or call 507.280.2871.

For general questions, contact Tracey Erickson at Tracey.Erickson@sdstate.edu