Local elected officials, community leaders, conservation officials and dairy producers are invited to an On-the-Farm Twilight Meeting where important issues can be openly discussed with dairy producers and all attendees can learn from each other.

Three meetings are on tap for this month:

Monday, Aug.15
Barlass Jerseys
Bill, Brian and Marion Barlass
6145 East County Road A
Janesville, Wisconsin

Tuesday, Aug. 16
Harmony Ho Holsteins
Ralph Bredl family
D3571 River Road
Stratford, Wisconsin

Monday, Aug. 22
Junction View Dairy LLC
Keller and Stibbe families
29404 County Highway OO
Richland Center, Wisconsin


A collaborative effort of the Wisconsin Counties Association, the Wisconsin Towns Association and the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin, each Agriculture Community Engagement (ACE) twilight meeting will start at 6 p.m. with a 60-minute guided tour of the hosting dairy. After the tour, pie and ice cream will be served during a moderated dairy discussion that will have attendees interacting and learning from each other. Each information-rich evening will conclude with a question-and-answer session and wrap up by 8:30 p.m.

The no-cost-to-you ACE twilight meetings are an ideal time to experience firsthand how dairy producers, community leaders, local elected officials, conservation officials and a variety of interested Wisconsinites learn together to grow communities that are vibrant and green.

To attend one or all the meetings, RSVP to Wisconsin Towns Association five days prior to the event. Contact the Wisconsin Towns Association at wtowns@frontiernet.net or (715) 526-3157. PD

—From PDPW e-mail