Farm Facts & Family Story: Heim’s Hillcrest Dairy

Farm Facts & Family Story: Heim’s Hillcrest Dairy

Each year the Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm is hosted by a different Family Farm located in Kewaunee County! Our 2024 Host Family Farm As a multi-generational family farm, Heim’s Hillcrest Dairy prides itself on the ‘Family Feel’, both in the business and the daily operations of the farm.  Family is a cornerstone for all that the Heim’s do. Heim’s Hillcrest Dairy was started in 1963 by Ray and Florence Heim, when they purchased the original farm and started milking just 30 cows.  Knowing that he wanted to continue the family farm, Ray and Florence’s son, Lloyd and his wife, Joyce (purchased or became a partner) in 1976 and grew the milking herd to 50 cows. A devastating fire in 1995 that destroyed the original farm caused Lloyd and Joyce to take a long look at their dreams and goals.  Knowing that farming was what they wanted to do for their family, in 1996 they started rebuilding the current dairy.  With 200 cows,...
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Farm Facts & Family Story – 2023 Hosts: Salentine Homestead Dairy

Farm Facts & Family Story – 2023 Hosts: Salentine Homestead Dairy

Our 2023 Host Family Farm Salentine Homestead Dairy LLC is excited to host this year’s breakfast after waiting a few years since being canceled in 2020 due to COVID.  It all started in 1920 when Ben & Marie Salentine purchased the farm & its original 80 acres.  In the 1950’s, their son, Nick, purchased the farm with his wife Agnes.  In 1975, Jim, the 3rd generation, and his wife Mary purchased the farm.  During their time, they grew the farm from 45 cows to 80 cows until the year 2000 when they added the existing milking parlor & free-stall barn.  They then doubled their herd.  In 2014, a partnership was formed, Salentine Homestead Dairy LLC which includes the family’s 4th generation, Josh & Jenny.  Since 2016, the Salentine’s have worked hard at improving cow comfort and have added on additional cows to where they are today, milking 300 cows on this family farm.  The young stock are raised off-site by two...
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Farm Facts & Family Story – 2022 Hosts: Kinnard Highland Farm

Farm Facts & Family Story – 2022 Hosts: Kinnard Highland Farm

Each year Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm is hosted by a different family farm – learn more about our 2022 host farm’s history! Join the Kinnard family at the breakfast this Father's Day - June 19th, 2022! We're excited to share some fun farm facts and our interview with the family at Kinnard Highland Farm - read the wonderful information they have shared and view great photos! Our 2022 Host Family Farm We hope to see you and your family at Breakfast on the Farm this Father’s Day! Special thank you to the Kewaunee County Dairy Promotion Board, our sponsors, volunteers, family and friends - this wouldn't be possible without you! We're grateful for the opportunity to host the breakfast for a second time.  We hope you enjoy learning about our farm's history and daily operation. Most importantly we hope you learn something about agriculture and also enjoy your delicious breakfast.   Remember to always treat yourself with a Dairy good treat!  Sincerely, The Kinnard Family: David & Anita,...
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Pre-Purchase Breakfast on the Farm Tickets!

Pre-Purchase Breakfast on the Farm Tickets!

Tickets 2021 Breakfast on the Farm -  Father's Day, June 20th   Buy tickets in advance and skip half the lines at the breakfast the day of! $8 Ages 12 +,  $4 Ages 4-12,  Free Under Age 3 If your group already has tickets, then on Father's Day you can go straight to the breakfast serving line - less time in line means more time for fun! PRE-PURCHASE TICKETS* ONLINE from May until the event or at the following locations: Bank of Luxemburg (multiple locations): Luxemburg Casco Algoma Dyckesville Sturgeon Bay Fish Creek Bellevue Kewaunee Dairyland Veterinary Service (in Casco) Ebert Enterprises (in Algoma) Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy LLC (in Kewaunee) Rio Creek Feed Mill, Inc. (in both Luxemburg & Rio Creek locations)      * Please note that all ticket sales are final; if you are unable to make it to the breakfast, then we thank you for your generosity in contributing to our annual event – sharing the local dairy industry with families! Rocking out at the Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm! #LoveBOTF Thank you to our farm tour volunteers! The tours are...
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Farm Facts – 2021 Hosts: Augustian Farms

Farm Facts – 2021 Hosts: Augustian Farms

We’re excited to share some fun farm facts about Augustian Farms – the family farm hosting our 2021 Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm, on June 20th, 2021. Farm Facts & Stats Beginning over 120 years ago, this family farm has grown to running 1400 acres and milking 1,100 cows in 2021! EMPLOYEES 14 Full-Time Employees4 Part-Time Employees HERD STATS1,100 Cows90 lbs milk per cow/dayMilking 3x per dayFat: 3.92% TestProtein: 3.22% TestSCC: 110,000 CROPS: 400 AcresCorn for silage – 600 acresAlfalfa – 500 acresWinter wheat – 100 acresNew seeding – 185 acresRye for seed – 15 acres  PROFESSIONALSHerd VeterinarianDr. Kevin Rockow,Dairyland Veterinary ServiceNutritionistCody Yanzick, Vita PlusHoof TrimmerDean SmercheckMilk MarketerAgropurMilk HaulerPribek TruckingFeed MillsVita Plus / Cornette Farm SupplyTisch Mills Farm Center ...
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Family Story – 2021 Hosts: Augustian Farms

Family Story – 2021 Hosts: Augustian Farms

Each year Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm is hosted by a different family farm – learn more about our 2021 host farm’s history! Join the Augustian family at the breakfast this Father's Day - June 20th, 2021! The family has shared their history with us - read this wonderful story they have shared and view great photos! Family Story Augustian Farms LLC started in 1882 when the original deed for the land was purchased.  The farm is currently owned and operated by Todd, Gianne and Aaron Augustian.  Brothers, Todd, and, Aaron, wanted to continue their family’s dairy farming legacy and continue the strong commitment to raising quality cows and being good stewards to the land.   Todd took ownership of the farm from his parents, Edward and Claire, in 2001, milking 60 cows in a stanchion barn.  In 2005, a devastating barn fire destroyed the farm facilities, including a barn that was over 100 years old, and the entire milking herd.  Todd was...
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Farm Facts – 2019 Hosts: Kinnard Farms

Farm Facts – 2019 Hosts: Kinnard Farms

We’re excited to share some fun farm facts about Kinnard Farms, Inc. – the family farm hosting our 2019 Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm, on June 16th, 2019. Farm Facts & Stats OWNERS Rod & Maureen Kinnard Lee Kinnard EMPLOYEES 106 HERD STATS 8,300 Cows (Registered Holsteins) 7,250 Milking 91 lbs milk/cow/day 30,000 lb Rolling Herd Avg. SCC: 130,000 7,000 Heifers raised on our ranch in CO Most of today’s herd are direct descendants of original 14 registered cows CROPS: 1,750 Acres Farmed Corn:  7,750 Acres Alfalfa:  3,250 Acres Winter Triticale:  750 Acres Thousands of acres of cover crops are planted each year. Founding member of Peninsula Pride Farms Door/Kewaunee County Demonstration Farms (1 of 4 selected) PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS Herd Veterinarian Dr. Scott Wiley, Dairyland Veterinary Service Nutritionist Dr. Matt Waldron, Nutrition Professionals Agronomist Nathen Nysee, Tilth Agronomy Natural Resources Conservation Service Joe Johnson & Barry Bubolz WI College of Ag & Life Sciences Dr. Jamie Patton LOCAL FAMILY-OWNED CUSTOM SERVICE PROVIDERS Stauber Farms: Mitch Stauber DeGrave Custom Work: Willie DeGrave Dvorachek Farm Services: Jesse Dvorachek Ag Transportation Services: Luke Metzler Pribek Trucking: Dale & Dave Pribek Blazei Hoof Trimming: John Blazei FEED MILLS Rio Creek Feed Mill: The Barta Family CP Feeds: Larry Dvorachek Frank’s Feed...
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Family Story – 2019 Hosts: Kinnard Farms

Family Story – 2019 Hosts: Kinnard Farms

Each year Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm is hosted by a different family farm – learn more about our 2019 host farm’s history! You can find Kinnard Farms, Inc. on Facebook! Kinnard Farm, Inc. History The family has shared their history with us - read this wonderful story they have shared and view great photos! In 1948, our parents, Alvin and Milly Kinnard, had a dream. Recently returned from his service in WW-2, Dad and Mom wanted nothing more than to pursue their dream of building both a family and a dairy farm. Using money borrowed from their parents, Mom and Dad started by purchasing 80 acres located near Dad’s home farm. Knowing that great cows are the foundation of a dairy farm, 14 registered animals were purchased from a great uncle. Through their progressive approach and commitment to hard work, the farm prospered and grew. Today, our family and our team of talented employees crops nearly 12,000 acres of land and...
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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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