March 29-30, 2016
The 2016 All American Co-op Women in Ag trip took us to the Central Plains Dairy Expo in Sioux Falls, SD. On the way out we toured Mooody Dairy, The tour was led by Dr Dan Smith, part owner of the 3500 cow operation and calf ranch. We also visited Nussbaum Dairy owned by Brad, Monica, Stephanie, and Brittany Nussbaum. They house a 100 cow double robot barn with robotic feed pushers, alley cleaners, and stall cleaners. They also had a slatted floor in the barn and deep pit system with access panels located to the outside. Both farms are located near Garretson, SD. Tours were facilitated by Diamond V. Once we arrived at the Central Plains Dairy Expo we were guests at the Purina Animal Nutrition hospitality room and attended a Craig Morgan concert. The second day was filled with trade show booth visits and seminars. Thank you to all of our hosts and sponsors for a great trip!