News Release

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

CONTACT: Kristin Olson, Media Relations Manager,
PHONE:      608-224-6455

Virtual Farm Tours Showcased at World Dairy Expo

MADISON, WIS. – The World Dairy Expo Virtual Farm Tours, held annually during Expo, give attendees an opportunity to tour a variety of different farms without ever leaving the Expo grounds. The 2015 tours will showcase the latest technology and innovative farm management practices. These free tours include a half-hour visual presentation of the operation with time for questions and discussion afterwards. Tours are presented daily throughout Expo in the Exhibition Hall Mendota 1 meeting room. All presentations will be available for viewing after the show on the Expo website. For full farm biographies, visit

Tuesday, September 29 at 2 p.m.
Hosted By: Penterman Farm and Holland’s Family Cheese, LLC, Thorp, Wis.
Highlights: 370 milking/Cheesemaking
Sponsored By: AgSource Cooperative Services

Wednesday, September 30 at Noon
Hosted By: Prairieland Dairy, Firth, Neb.
Highlights: 1,300 milking/Sustainability
Sponsored By: DuPont Pioneer

Wednesday, September 30 at 2 p.m.
Hosted By: Meadow Brook Dairy Farms, LLC, Manitowoc, Wis.
Highlights: 460 milking/Milk Production
Sponsored By: Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC

Thursday, October 1 at Noon
Hosted By: Sunset Canyon Jerseys, Beaver, Ore.
Highlights: 300 milking/Genomic Testing
Sponsored By: American Jersey Cattle Association

Thursday, October 1 at 2 p.m.
Hosted By: Sunny Glade Farms, Blumenort, Manitoba
Highlights: 250 milking/Automation
Sponsored By: Lely

Friday, October 2 at Noon
Hosted By: SwissLane Dairy Farms, Alto, Mich.
Highlights: 2,000 milking/Community Involvement
Sponsored By: Quality Liquid Feeds, Inc.

Friday, October 2 at 2 p.m.
Hosted By: R & G Miller & Sons, Columbus, Wis.
Highlights: 360 milking/Organic Dairying
Sponsored By: Organic Valley

Saturday, October 3 at Noon
Hosted By: Trailside Holsteins, Fountain, Minn.
Highlights: 500 milking/Technology
Sponsored By: Select Sires, Inc.

World Dairy Expo will be held Sept. 29 - Oct. 3, 2015 at the Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis. with this year’s theme of “Dairy in our DNA.” WDE, recognized as the meeting place for the global dairy industry, attracts more than 70,000 attendees from more than 90 countries each year. Visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@WDExpo or #WDE15) for more information


Note to Editors:  High-resolution photo is available upon request from
Photo Caption: WDE Virtual Farm Tours showcase a variety of different farms and management practices.
Photo Credit: Nina Linton Photography