Save the Date: Farm Tour Returns in November

Save the Date: Farm Tour Returns in November

| By: Britten, Casey

Fox Valley Technical College will host its 72nd annual Farm Tour on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, with virtual tours of two local farms at an in-person event at the Appleton campus. 

The event is open to anyone interested in effective agriculture production practices, new dairy calf housing and milking facilities, and technologies such as on-farm digesters. Each dairy will share a visual presentation with time for questions and open discussion. 

The host farms are the Strassburg Creek Dairy, with 1,000 cows with both a conventional milking parlor and 12 Lely automated milking robots, located in Wittenberg, Wisconsin, and Wayside Dairy, with 2,000 cows and currently building and implementing an on-farm digester, located in Greenleaf, Wisconsin. 

This will be the first year the Farm Tour will be held during fall instead of spring. 

FVTC offers 16 agriculture-related programs ranging from short-term certificates to associate degrees in agribusiness, farm management and agriculture equipment. The newest program added to our opportunities is the Dairy Automation technical diploma. Learn more >