June Dairy Month event at Roorda Dairy, Granville IA

Iowans can learn more about the dairy industry and experience modern dairy farming methods as the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach dairy team celebrates National Dairy Month in June.

Two dairy open houses are planned, beginning June 12 with Roorda Dairy #2 in Granville; and Iowa’s Dairy Center June 22 in Calmar. (The Iowa State Dairy Farm open house in Ames has been canceled this year due to storm damage, but will return in 2025).

The Western Iowa Dairy Alliance will hold an open house June 12 at the Roorda Dairy #2 in Granville from 4-8 p.m. Attendees have the opportunity to tour the farm, learn about modern dairy practices, and engage with experts to gain insights into dairy production, sustainability efforts and the importance of dairy in the local economy.

The event also features a free meal, educational exhibits, family-friendly activities and opportunities to enjoy dairy products, fostering greater appreciation and understanding of the dairy industry’s vital role in the region.

Event details
June 12, Western Iowa Dairy Alliance, at Roorda Dairy #2, at 4253 Oriole Ave., Granville.

Dairy is the fifth largest agricultural business in Iowa, generating $5.6 billion a year in economic activity from farming to dairy processing, supplying 22,000 jobs with a labor income of $891 million. The annual economic impact of a single dairy cow is more than $25,400 per cow.

For more information, contact Fred Hall at 712-737-4230 or fredhall@iastate.edu.


Jun 12 2024


4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Roorda Dairy #2
4253 Oriole Ave, Granville IA