Tours to feature new ideas, tech on dairy farms

Professional Dairy Producers

Tours of Brooks Farm and Feltz Family Farms included in July 16 Event

New technologies and management practices are delivering productivity and sustainability improvements for dairy farmers. The PDPW Innovation Tours hosted by the Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 will feature in-depth tours and dialogue with two leading dairy farms and farm owners. The tour will depart the tour bus pick-up site at Fremont Citgo Travel Plaza in Fremont, Wis., at 9:00 a.m. and return by 4:00 p.m.



“The PDPW Innovation Tours will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the latest technologies and management practices, and to learn directly from cutting-edge farm owners in the heart of America’s Dairyland,” said Shelly Mayer, PDPW Executive Director and Dairy Farmer in Slinger, Wis.

Open to farmers and agribusiness, attendees will tour Brooks Farm in Waupaca, Wis., showcasing a recently constructed freestall barn and parlor facility that features an energy-saving ventilation system, precision parlor technology and automated feed pusher system. The second tour stop will be held at Feltz Family Farms in Stevens Point, Wis., an agritourism destination featuring both traditional parlor and robotic milkers, as well as their retail store.

Over lunch, Ron Brooks and Ken Feltz will participate in a roundtable discussion to share their insights and answer questions from attendees.



Space is limited and includes tour bus travel, refreshments and lunch. To learn more about the July 16 tour and to register, visit or contact PDPW at 1-800-947-7379. Follow along digitally in advance of and during the event by following @dairyPDPW and using #PDPWInnovationTours on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

The PDPW Innovation Tours are an accredited training and offers up to 4 Dairy AdvanCE continuing education units (CEUs). To learn more or secure credits, visit

Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) is the nation’s largest dairy producer-led organization of its kind, focusing on producer professionalism, stakeholder engagement and unified outreach to share ideas, solutions, resources and experiences that help dairy producers succeed.

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