Volunteers Eat Free – 2018 – We Want You!

Volunteers Eat Free – 2018 – We Want You!

Great opportunity for students who need community service hours – volunteer as a family, make new friends and enjoy a day outdoors at this great community event, all while enjoying a delicious dairy brunch. We Want You! Join us as we celebrate June Dairy Month AND Junion Homestead Farm's 150th Anniversary! SIGN UP TODAY to join us and VOLUNTEER for Breakfast on the Farm, on June 17th, 2018 at Junion Homestead Farm: Serving 8am-12pm. Volunteers eat free and get to enjoy a fun filled morning with food, fun, family & friends.  Sign up for a shift today – register on your own or with a group.  Many different opportunities to help, eat, tour, play, and learn! Please sign up today – individually or as a group. WE NEED REGISTERED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP MAKE THIS ANNUAL EVENT A DELICIOUS SUCCESS!...
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2018 Kickoff Breakfast – June Dairy Month

2018 Kickoff Breakfast – June Dairy Month

Kristy Pagel was our emcee and has been the past 11 years. Special thanks to Kristy for her dedication to the dairy industry! Kewaunee County Dairy Promotion Committee honors a community member each year with a Volunteer Recognition & Appreciation Award. The 2018 recipient is the late John T. Pagel for his contributions to the dairy industry throughout his life. His children accepted the award on his behalf. #DrinkOneForJohn It’s June Dairy Month! Use this hashtag to raise funds for the Ag Center at Kewaunee High School! For each social mention, $1 will be donated (up to $2000) by Julie Veldhuis in honor of the late John t. Pagel & dairy families, “Drink Milk, It Does A Body Good!"  2018 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fair, Isabella Haen, was our Keynote speaker. 2018 Fairest of the Fair, Charlene Robinson 2018 Jr Fairest of the Fair, Macey Ledvina Our 2018 Breakfast on the Farm host family, the Knorns, were introduced. ...
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2018 Dairy Ambassadors Visit Luxemburg-Casco Schools

Dairy Ambassador visit St. Paul Lutheran Church and School and Luxemburg- Casco schools  in April and May to spread their dairy cheer! 3rd-8th graders were visited by FFA members, Kim Van Donsel & Gabrielle Haen. Kim & Gabrielle shared how FFA has impacted their personal and academic lives. They also discussed the varied interests, scholarships, and networking opportunities that FFA offers, ending the visit with a fun training of sheep judging. Their treats included string cheese, a glass of chocolate milk, & a sub sandwich, which represents all forms of agriculture. A Special thank you to Kim & Gabrielle for sharing their experience with our youth! The 4K class was visited by Catrina Thiry, who read the book “A Fairy in the Dairy”. The kids developed their own ice cream flavor & gave it a creative name. Afterwards, everyone enjoyed a traditional ice cream sundae with a cherry on top. The 5K class was visited by Stacy Jauquet, who read the book, “A Farm...
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2018 More Dairy Ambassador Visits

2018 More Dairy Ambassador Visits

Renee Ebert recently visited Algoma’s classrooms where the 2nd graders read the story “Curd Science, The Incredible Journey From Milk to Curd” and had cheese whips for a snack. The 4th graders had a Smart Board video and snacked on a variety of cheese sampling. The 3rd grade classrooms took a field trip to Ebert Enterprises on June 1st and celebrated National Milk Day with a milk toast. They toured the farm and saw the maternity area, the milking parlor, and the calf area where they were able to feed the calves.  ...
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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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Q&A with our 2018 Host Family – Junion Homestead Farm

Q&A with our 2018 Host Family – Junion Homestead Farm

Q&A with the Knorn Family of Junion Homestead Farm What is your farming background?  Are you a 1st-generation farmer, or do you come from many generations of farmers? Tony was born and raised on a farm in Rib Lake, WI. When he moved here after marrying Peggy, he worked for two other local farms before purchasing Peggy's parents farm in 1993.  Peggy's parents, Lawrence & Magdalene Junion sold the cows in 1966 when Peggy was young, they cash cropped the land after the cows left.  Tony and Peggy brought back the cows and are the fifth generation on the farm - their children are the 6th generation, and their grandchildren are 7th generation farm kids! What hardships have you had to overcome, personal or professional?  How have they shaped the farm/you? There are two hardships that stick out most in their minds. The first was the fire that destroyed the farm's shop. The fire happened on February 5, 1997.  Tony was able to get one...
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