Maurice, Iowa — A free supper, entertainment, information, and something fun for the kids. That describes the dairy open house scheduled for Wednesday, June 22 near Maurice.
To celebrate June Dairy Month, dairy farmers across western Iowa are inviting the public to the family-friendly event at Maassen Dairy. The 9th annual event will include a dairy farm tour, free food and kids’ activities from 4 PM to 7 PM on Wednesday, June 22. Parking is available at the farm, located at 4723 Hickory Avenue (two miles east of Hwy 75 on B-58, then south on Hickory Ave., or 6 miles west of Hwy 60 on B-58, then south on Hickory Ave.). The June Dairy Month Celebration is sponsored by Western Iowa Dairy Alliance and Midwest Dairy Association.
We talked to Lee Maassen, and he tells us what to expect.
He says a trolley will take you from your vehicle and that’s where you’ll start the tour.
Veterinarians, dairy nutritionists, dairy farmers and other experts will be available to answer questions. There will also be information about crop production and conservation, including the Sioux County conservation demonstration project hosted on the Maassens’ farm.
Following the tour, guests will enjoy a free meal of barbecue beef sandwiches or hot dogs, as well as cheese curds provided by AMPI, Blue Bunny ice cream treats provided by Wells and milk provided by Dean Foods.
He says the open house will also feature a Kid’s Fun Zone.
Maassen says June Dairy Month is a great opportunity to celebrate the efforts of Iowa’s dairy farmers as they deliver a wholesome and nutritious supply of milk and dairy products and make a significant contribution to the state’s economy and rural communities.
For more information about the open house, visit www.wiadairy.com or “Western Iowa Dairy Alliance” on Facebook, or contact 712-441-5308 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit MidwestDairy.com for more stories from the farm, dairy nutrition information and dairy recipes.