HOST DAY TOURS & EVENTS
Tuesday, June 25
Host Farm Tours
Sponsored by STgenetics | Luncheon sponsored by Channel Seeds
The Host Day tours focus on modern breeding operations. Learn from four dairies that are using all the tools to breed and market world-class genetics. Capping it off, we will have lunch at the new $13-million Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center, which truly makes this a must attend event. Staggered start tour times will allow an enhanced viewing experience on the tours of MilkSource Genetics, Synergy Dairy, Siemers Holsteins and Hilrose Dairy, LLC.
Educational programming provided by Wisconsin Holstein Foundation
Goats and Glass Tour
LaClare Farms sets the standard for goat milk dairy products, with a full line of award winning specialty and artisan cheeses that will accompany lunch. Among the most modern goat dairies in the world, goats are milked in a double 24 parlor and housed in a freestall barn with outdoor access to paddocks of fresh grass.
The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass is revered among glass communities worldwide featuring over 3,500 objects. The Bergstrom-Mahler staff will give guests a guided tour of this unique collection that has accreditations from the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, the Glass Art Society, and the Paperweight Collector’s Association.
Junior Tour - Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center and NEW Zoo
Go beyond the barnyard at the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center. This $13-million facility and interactive exhibits will entertain attendees about Wisconsin’s diverse agricultural industry. Juniors and adults alike can drive the combine simulator and learn to balance farming and the environment with its kinetic sand water ways exhibit. After lunch at the Discovery Center, we head to the NEW Zoo at Green Bay. The Insider’s Encounter at the NEW Zoo will take us behind the scenes to see how animals’ nutrition needs are met and how veterinarians provide care for the wildlife.
Junior Tour - Farm and Float Tour
Looking for a mix of farm and fun? Come enjoy the day at Brooks Farms and the beautiful Little Wolf River for an afternoon of tubing fun. Brooks Farms is a recently expanded 700-cow facility. Highlights include a new double-16 herringbone parlor, automatic feed pusher, calf-feeding system and a focus on growing their Registered Holstein operation. From there, you will head to Little Wolf River to take in a fun and relaxing river trip through a mix of mild rapids along with quiet drifting areas. The tour will wrap up with a picnic lunch at the campground, complete with a campfire and s’mores.
Family Night near Lambeau Field
Sponsored by Select Sires | CentralStar
With Legendairy Lambeau Field in full view, convention goers will enjoy a meal in true Wisconsin fashion — a hog roast with tenderloin steak sandwiches will anchor the dinner that will include all of Wisconsin’s favorite foods. A full-service bar is included with the ticket purchase so convention goers can enjoy the Badger State’s famed old fashioned cocktails, Wisconsin-made wine or the beverage that made nearby Milwaukee famous, beer. Juniors and adults alike can play tailgate games or venture to the Titletown District just a short walk away with its loads of free games and playground equipment. Lambeau Field Tours can be purchased for an additional $12, but order tour tickets fast as the Lambeau staff can only handle the first 350 registrants.