Cedar Crest Ice Cream announced today they will support the state-of-the-art educational center with a $250,000 gift. This tremendous gift marks another important local investment in the capital campaign to build the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center.

“Since the beginning, our family has had a vision for what a great Wisconsin ice cream should taste like. This vision comes from our great pride in being from America’s Dairyland and the quality reputation that goes along with that.” said Ken Kohlwey, President of Cedar Crest Ice Cream. “The Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center showcases our state’s strong agricultural roots and as we celebrated our company’s 41st anniversary, we wanted to be a part of this exciting project.”

“Cedar Crest Ice Cream has been searching for a means to support the farmers that support our business. The Wisconsin Ag. Center provides us that opportunity with the educational venue and local Wisconsin made dairy products available on site. We are extremely proud to be one of the participating companies in this project.” says Bill Kohlwey, Cedar Crest Ice Cream, Corporate Administrator.

In recognition of this leadership gift, the ice cream parlor in the discovery center will be named “Ice Cream Acres” in Cedar Crest’s honor. Visitors will be able to purchase a selection of the over 80 crafted flavors the company makes throughout the year with seasonal flavors featured.

Nic Schoenberger, Farm Wisconsin Board Vice-President indicated, “We are absolutely honored by this philanthropic partnership. Cedar Crest Ice Cream is a strong, local company and their ice cream is certain to be a popular stop for visitors. Their family’s story and the company’s history is another shining example of how agriculture is woven into our state’s culture.”

“This extraordinary gift from Cedar Crest Ice Cream brings us over $12 million raised-to-date towards our $13 million capital campaign goal. I can see it now – next year at this time, visitors will be lining up for their favorite ice cream and enjoying it on the patio.” exclaimed Kim Kowieski, Farm Wisconsin Director of Operations. “It is another important step in making our vision for the center a reality.”

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