Milk Source LLC is partnering with the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center with a $100,000 gift to support the educational experiences for visitors. Interested in telling the story of modern sustainable agriculture and premier animal care, both organizations felt it was opportune moment to join together.
“Agriculture in the 21st Century has achieved the lowest carbon footprint and highest standards of animal care in human history. Farmers throughout America’s Dairyland should be proudly highlighting their experiences,” explained Jim Ostrom, Milk Source, LLC partner. “We are excited to share this passion with future visitors of the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center.”
“We have always used strong family values and hard work as our guiding compass,” echoed John Vosters, Milk Source partner. “It’s exciting to think this new agritourism destination in our home state will celebrate our heritage while also promoting our industry’s commitment to quality and innovation.”
“Having been named the international Innovative Dairy Farm of the Year and a two-time Leopold Wisconsin Conservation Award finalist in recent years, Milk Source was an ideal partner for the Discovery Center,” said Julie Maurer, president of the organization’s board of directors. “Whether we’re discussing humane herd management, consumer- and employee-safety practices or environmentally responsible farming techniques, Milk Source has earned a reputation of being in the vanguard,” she said. “Who better to help us tell the modern farmer’s story?”
“We continue to be humbled by the leadership of local, Wisconsin agricultural leaders. It will be another point of pride to name our Dairy Diversity exhibit in honor of Milk Source’s generosity,” said Melissa Bender, Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center director of education and programming.
The future Dairy Diversity exhibit will feature an interactive wall of dairy products, everything from butter, yogurt, cheese and ice cream. Also included in this exhibit will the opportunity to explore how dairy processing facilities safely prepare these foods for the market. Visitors will be able to experience this exhibit along with dozens of others after the much-anticipated Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center Grand Opening in Summer 2018.
“From the first day the Center opens, we’ll be excited to share our story with visitors of all ages,” said Todd Willer, Milk Source partner. “This will be a great opportunity.”