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 OWNERS Tony & Peggy Knorn HERD 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 CROPS Junion Homestead Farm sunset 450 Acres farmed 186 Acres owned Corn – 178 Acres Alfalfa – 193 Acres Oats/new seeding – 80 Acres EMPLOYEES 5 Part Time PROFESSIONALS HERD VETERINARIAN Junion Homestead Farm Winter Aerial Photo Dairyland Veterinary Service    Dr. Scott Wiley NUTRITIONIST CP Feeds  James Downey HOOF TRIMMER Blazei Hoof Trimming MILK MARKETER BelGioioso Cheese Junion Homestead Farm Holstein “Grace Outside Spree” MILK HAULER DeJardin Trucking FEED MILL CP Feeds Rio Creek...
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2018 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...
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2018 Dairy Ambassador Visit

2018 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!...
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2018 Dairy Ambassador’s School Visits

2018 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...
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