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Vernon County dairy youth invited on dairy farm tours
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Thanks to proceeds from the Vernon County Dairy Youth Fund, an upcoming educational tour is scheduled Saturday, April 9 for all Vernon County dairy youth who are members of 4-H, FFA and dairy breed organizations.

The intent of the tour is to expose dairy youth to four dairy farms, where they can learn how each one manages to make it successful.

There is no cost for the youth to attend.  The transportation and lunch are provided by the Dairy Youth Fund.

Parents/guardians are also welcome,  based on available bus space or on providing their own transportation.

The schedule is as follows:

• 8 a.m., leave Vernon County Extension Office parking lot (the group will travel in a 26-passenger bus).

• 8:30-9:30 a.m.,  Herricks Dairy Farm (Jack and Pat Herricks Family), Cashton

•  9:30 -10:30 a.m.,  travel

• 10:30-11:30 a.m., Cattail  Dairy Farm (Joan Holig family), Wonewoc

• 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., travel

• 12:15-1 p.m., lunch, Wisconsin Dells

• 1-1:30 p.m., travel

• 1:30-2:30 p.m.,  Rosedale Genetics, (Mark and Nicky Rueth), Oxford

• 2:30-3:15 p.m., travel

• 3:15-4:15 p.m.,  Heatherstone Enterprises (Mike and Val Holschbach family), Baraboo

• 4:15-6 p.m., travel to Viroqua

• 6 p.m., arrive in Viroqua, Vernon County Extension Office parking lot

The Vernon County Dairy Youth tour is made possible by the proceeds from the Dairy Champion Ribbon Sale at the Vernon County Fair and with the support of the Vernon County Dairy Youth Fund Committee. This committee was formed with the purpose of providing financial support to enhance the dairy youth development and activities of all dairy youth involved in Vernon County 4-H, FFA and dairy breed organizations.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by Tuesday, April 5 to Gail Klinkner at 608-606-0183 or or Julie Larson at 608-778-2459 or