WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Indiana and Kentucky dairy producers
will tour a series of north-central Indiana dairy operations July 30-31 when
Purdue Extension and University of Kentucky Extension host the 2013 Kentuckiana
The annual event, which includes tours of six farms, this
year will focus on ways technology can improve dairy operations. It also is an
opportunity for dairy producers, farm employees and anyone interested in
learning more about the dairy industry to meet with other industry and Extension
“The goal of the Kentuckiana Dairy Exchange is to actually
provide a format where dairy producers can interact, have an opportunity to see
other operations and hopefully get ideas that they can then bring back to their
own farms,” said Tamilee Nennich, Purdue Extension dairy specialist and one of
the event’s organizers.
Farms on the tour range in size from 140 cows to more than
3,000. Participants will see a variety of milking practices, as well as an
organic grazing operation.
They will tour three farms a day, and presenters from the
University of Kentucky will give a presentation on dairy technologies at a July
“One of the things that we’ve tried to do this year with the
dairy tours is to give a really big cross section of the dairy industry so
people can be exposed to a lot of different types of dairying,” Nennich
Registration is $40 per person for members of the Indiana
Dairy Producers or $100 for nonmembers. The event is sponsored by Indiana Dairy
Producers and other industry organizations.
A block of rooms has been reserved until July 16 at the
LaPorte Best Western, 444 Pine Lake Ave. A tour bus will leave from the hotel at
noon on July 30, and tour registration will begin at 1 p.m. at Argos Holstein
For more, contact Nennich at (765) 494-4823 or
email@example.com or Mike Schutz, Purdue Extension dairy specialist, at (765)
494-9478 or firstname.lastname@example.org.