Farm Visit Field Trip

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Goal:  To visit a few farms in the Madison, Wisconsin area to see how an organic and conventional dairy farm look and operate differently.

Date:  February 18, 2017

Schedule (tentative):
8:00 am: Leave UW-Madison - Dairy Cattle Center (1815 Linden Dr.) PLEASE ARRIVE BETWEEN 7:45 AM AND 7:55 AM FOR A TIMELY DEPARTURE AT 8 AM.
8:55 am: Arrive at Rosy Lanes Holsteins (Holterman Farm)
10:10 am: Leave Rosy Lanes Holsteins 
10:55 am: Arrive at  R & G Miller and Sons Farm
11:55 am: Leave  R & G Miller and Sons Farm
12:40 pm: Arrive back in Madison
12:55 pm: Lunch (packed lunch or Babcock Dairy Store) band debriefing session on campus 
1:55 pm: Done

Total driving time: 3 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.

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Owner:Kate A.Group:DS Food Systems, Sustainability and Climate Change
Created:2015-03-24 09:33 CSTUpdated:2017-02-17 00:03 CST
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