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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Family Farm 150 Year History – 2018 Hosts: Junion Homestead Farm

Family Farm 150 Year History – 2018 Hosts: Junion Homestead Farm

Each year Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm is hosted by a different family farm – learn more about our 2018 host farm’s history! You can find Junion Homestead Farm on Facebook! Junion Homestead Farm History:  150 Years Over the last 150 years, the family has kept wonderful records of the history of their homestead farm - read this wonderful story they have shared with us! JUNION HOMESTEAD, est. 1868 Lambert Junion was born on January 28, 1816 at Corroy-Le-Grand Belguim. He married Marie Julinne Raison, a girl from a village not far away called Sart-Risbart. They had four children. On the 15th day of February, 1856 they left Belgium for America. They sailed on the Vessel Colorek and arrived at the Port of New York on the 25th day of March, 1856. They took along their oldest son named Xavier and left the three other children with the grandparents. Xavier was 12 years old. Along with his parents they settled in the Luxemburg Township,...
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150 Years In The Making Photo Gallery – Junion Homestead Farm – 7 Generations

150 Years In The Making Photo Gallery – Junion Homestead Farm – 7 Generations

Celebrate this family farm's 150th Anniversary! Join us this Father's Day, June 17th for the 2018 Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm at Junion Homestead Farm! A picture's worth a thousand words - so here are photos spanning 7 GENERATIONS OF JUNIONS! 1st Generation Lambert married Marie Julinne Raison (they had four children). In 1856, the Junion’s left Belgium for America, sailing on Vessel Colorek with their eldest, Xavier (age 12). They settled in the Luxemburg Township in 1868.  Our photo album begins with Xavier & Josephine Junion (2nd generation) and their 11 children (3rd gen.)! ...
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Family Farm History – 2017 Hosts: Wallace Dairy Farm

Family Farm History – 2017 Hosts: Wallace Dairy Farm

Each year Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm is hosted by a different family farm – learn more about our 2017 host farm’s history! You can find Wallace Dairy Farm, LLC on Facebook! Wallace Family Dairy: Our Story Paul Wallace, Jr. is a 4th generation dairy farmer – born and raised on a dairy farm, he has always enjoyed working with cattle and being on the farm. FAMILY FARM HISTORY   The original Wallace Homestead, located in Darboy, began in 1856. Paul’s father (Paul, Sr.), the 3rd of 9 children, was raised there. After working 3-4 years out of high school, he then purchased a small dairy farm in Forest Junction (Brillion area) and operated it while working at the local paper mill. In 1978, when Paul, Jr. was 5 years old, the family relocated to the present-day farm. Together Paul Jr., his father (Paul, Sr.), mother (Cathy), and sister (Kim) operated the dairy farm. With the closest relatives over an hour away, the family depended on...
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Farm Facts – 2017 Hosts: Wallace Dairy Farm

Farm Facts – 2017 Hosts: Wallace Dairy Farm

We’re excited to share some fun farm facts about Wallace Dairy Farm – the family farm hosting our 2017 Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm, on June 11th, 2017! HERD 100 Cows    75 lb. Milk/Cow per Day    Milking 2x per Day    Fat – 3.9% Test    Protein – 3.2% Test    SCC – 150,000 CROPS 315 Acres (owned & rented) Corn – 126 Acres    61 grain    65 silage Barley – 40 Acres Alfalfa – 146 Acres EMPLOYEES 1 Full Time 5 Part Time PROFESSIONALS HERD VETERINARIAN Dairyland Veterinary Service    Dr. Bill Kaufmann Advanced Veterinary Service    Dr. Jeff McFarlane NUTRITIONIST CP Feeds    Stephanie Nagel HOOF TRIMMER Dave Mleziva MILK MARKETER Arla Foods MILK HAULER Arla Foods FEED MILL Rio Creek Feed Mill Cornette Farm Supply Franks Feed Mill Stay tuned for more info!  COMING SOON: our host family’s farm history....
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Family Farm History – 2016 Hosts: Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy

Family Farm History – 2016 Hosts: Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy

Each year Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm is hosted by a different family farm - learn more about our 2016 host farm's history! Pagel's Ponderosa Dairy - family farm est. 1946 John grew up on the Pagel Family’s homestead farm purchased by his parents, Carl and Garnet, in 1946—80 acres, 8 cows, 6 pigs and a few chicken. Their 7 children, John being the youngest, were always involved in the farm work. Adopting the typical Wisconsin farm-family work ethic necessary to support their growing family, the farmstead’s land and animals that provided their livelihood. With their progressive dairy practices Carl gradually expanded the dairy to 380 acres and 65 milking cows before his retirement in 1980. John purchased the Ponderosa Dairy from his parents in 1980, after attending the U.W.-Madison Farm Short Course Program where he was prepared to be a progressive dairy business man as well as a steward of their land and its environment. In 1985 the Ponderosa Dairy experienced a...
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Farm Facts – 2016 Hosts: Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy

We're excited to share some fun farm facts about Pagel's Ponderosa Dairy - the family farm hosting our 2016 Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm, on Father's Day (6/19/16)! OWNER John T. Pagel & Family HERD 5000 Cows 86lbs Milk/Cow per Day Milking 3x per Day Fat - 4.3% Test Protein - 3.4% Test SCC - 155,000 CROPS 7530 Acres (owned & rented) Corn - 4,000 Acres Wheat - 530 Acres Alfalfa - 3,000 Acres EMPLOYEES 110 Full Time PROFESSIONALS HERD VETERINARIAN Dr. Don Niles NUTRITIONIST GPS Dairy Consulting, Marty Faldet HOOF TRIMMER Blazei Hoof Trimming MILK MARKETER DBMMC MILK HAULER Homan Trucking FEED MILL Cornette Farm Supply Stay tuned for more info!  COMING SOON: our host family's farm history....
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