Farm Facts – 2018 Hosts: Junion Homestead Farm

Farm Facts – 2018 Hosts: Junion Homestead Farm

We’re excited to share some fun farm facts about Junion Homestead Farm – the family farm hosting our 2018 Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm, on June 17th, 2018. This year is our host family farm’s 150th anniversary!

Farm Facts & Stats

Junion Homestead Farm Aerial Photo - 2015
Junion Homestead Farm Aerial Photo – 2015

Tony & Peggy Knorn


250 Cows, 225 Milking
   80 lb. Milk/Cow per Day
   Milking 2x per Day
   Fat – 3.8% Test
   Protein – 3.22% Test
   SCC – 140,000

Holsteins, Red & White Holsteins, Brown Swiss, and Guernseys.
   Holstein Rolling Herd Avg. of 26,423 lb.
   Brown Swiss Rolling Herd Avg. of 20,256 lb., 4.07% Fat & 3.5% Protein
   Guernsey Rolling Herd Avg. of 18,770 lb., 4.13% Fat & 3.31% Protein

Junion Homestead Farm sunset
Junion Homestead Farm sunset

450 Acres farmed
186 Acres owned
Corn – 178 Acres
Alfalfa – 193 Acres
Oats/new seeding – 80 Acres


5 Part Time

Junion Homestead Farm Winter Aerial Photo
Junion Homestead Farm Winter Aerial Photo

Dairyland Veterinary Service
   Dr. Scott Wiley


CP Feeds
 James Downey


Blazei Hoof Trimming


BelGioioso Cheese

Junion Homestead Farm holstein
Junion Homestead Farm Holstein “Grace Outside Spree”

DeJardin Trucking


CP Feeds
Rio Creek Feed Mill
United Cooperative


Join the Knorn Family of Junion Homestead Farm as they celebrate 150 years of family farming this Father’s Day at Kewaunee County’s Breakfast on the Farm!
The Knorn Family of Junion Homestead Farm
The Knorn Family of Junion Homestead Farm

June Dairy Month Kickoff Breakfast

Who: You are invited to celebrate June Dairy Month with us!
What: Kewaunee County Dairy Promotion hosts the annual Kickoff Breakfast.
When: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Where: Rendezvous of Luxemburg
This delicious breakfast buffet of scrambled eggs and cheese, sausage, bacon, fruit, and much more, will be served from 6:30 am to 8:00 am.
The Kickoff Program will begin at 7:00 am, highlighting the 2018 Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm host, the Knorn family of Junion Homestead Farm. The Knorns’ are excited to be celebrating their family’s 150th Anniversary of farming by hosting the event this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, 2018.
The Committee is also honored to have Isabella Haen as our keynote speaker. Isabella is a native of Luxemburg and the 2018 Wisconsin’s Fairest of the Fair. She will be sharing her journey as an agriculture advocate and her mission to inspire our youth to be active in agriculture organizations and to show them the opportunities that follow.
It is an exciting time for Kewaunee County! Whether you are a famer, involved in an agribusiness that supports farmers, a friend of agriculture, or simply a person who eats, you are involved in agriculture. It’s time to celebrate – Please join us in kicking off June Dairy Month by attending this special breakfast!
Tickets are available for $9.00 at Kewaunee County UW-Extension Office, Rio Creek Feed Mills, Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy LLC, from a Dairy Promotion Committee Member, and at the door.
Please spread the word about the Kickoff Breakfast and we hope to see you there!

Dairy Ambassador Visit

The Cow Lady (a.k.a. Renee Ebert) continues the mission of educating our future food producers with a big smile!

Pictured are the first graders at Algoma Elementary from the classes of Mrs. Lebotte, Mrs. Herman & Mrs. Clarke.

Mrs. Ebert shared materials offered by the Milk Marketing Board, which was recently rebranded as Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin. The materials include the book, “My Field Trip to a Wisconsin Dairy Farm”. The book talks about all aspects of agriculture, not just dairy, and the five food groups. The class made kebabs (grapes, strawberries, two cheeses, cucumbers & a wheat pita bread) and sandwiches with, turkey & ham. It looks like they had a great time together!

Dairy Ambassador’s School Visits

Meet Renee Ebert, loving known as “The Cow Lady”

Renee is one of our volunteer dairy ambassadors who visit local schools to talk about dairy farming. Pictured is her visit to the 3k class at St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Algoma. Renee explained her teaching materials are designed for Kindergarten to 4th grade, so she came up with her own material for preschoolers.

The kids were allowed to dress in animal costumes & they sang “Old McDonald Had A Farm.”

She fills her large milk carton with things from the farm, like a cow, horse & pig. She talks about the food they eat & how different it is from what people eat. Renee leads a conversation about machinery like the tractor, planter, chopper, & skid steer. Then talk about field work, planting & harvesting crops for the animals. And in return, cows give us milk. She shows a milk truck that hauls milk to a cheese plant & talks about milk being used to make cheese & ice cream.

Renee is all smiles when she talks about her work in the schools, “I think I enjoy it just as much as the kids! Love the kids!!”