Dairy farm owners and managers looking for creative ways to expand their enterprises to offer value-added products may be interested in participating in a bus tour this month. The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW) is organization the trip on October 23, which will make stops at Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese in Waterloo and Sassy Cow Creamery in Columbus.
Participants will hear a roundtable discussion with George Crave and James Baerwolf, who will join agricultural value-added business consultant Jim Gage as they share what it takes to start a value-added on-farm cheese plant.
The bus will depart from the American Center Lot in Madison at 9:30 a.m.
The cost of the trip is $60 for members and $185 for non-members.
For more information or to register, call 800-947-7379 or visit: www.pdpw.org