Farm Visit Field Trip
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Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020
7:15 am: Leave UW-Madison - Elm street side of the Animal Science Building (1675 Observatory Dr.) PLEASE ARRIVE BETWEEN 7:05 AM AND 7:10 AM FOR A TIMELY DEPARTURE AT 7:15 AM.
8:15 am: Arrive at Rosy Lanes Holsteins (Holterman Farm)
10:20 am: Leave Rosy Lanes Holsteins
10:45 am: Arrive at R & G Miller and Sons Farm
12:45 pm: Leave R & G Miller and Sons Farm
1:25 pm: Arrive back in Madison
Total time: 5 hours
Remember to dress warmly as we'll be walking around the farms on our tours. Also, bring any snacks and water that you may want throughout the morning because we won't be stopping anywhere to grab food until we get back to Madison. For lunch, students will bring their own bag lunches to eat at the debriefing session or purchase lunch at the Babcock Hall Dairy Store.
Stop #1: Rosy Lane Holsteins
A dairy farm located near Watertown, Wisconsin. The farm is family owned and is often considered to be a model-farm for dairy farms throughout the Midwest. For more information, please check them out on Facebook!
Additionally look over these materials about their farm (restricted access; log in here)
: Welcome to Rosy Lane
| Rosy Lane Farm Fact sheet.
Stop #2: R & G Miller and Sons
An organic dairy farm located near Columbus, WI that is a member of Organic Valley farmers cooperative. For more information check out their website
Let's use the space below to enter the questions and issue we would like to address during the farm visit. Please make your you identify the farm (Rosy Lane vs. Miller). Feel free to post multiple questions, but address only one issues / question per post.