IOA Field Day: Organic Dairy Processing at Kalona Dairy

Join IOA and our hosts Kalona SuperNatural for a tour of their creameries in Kalona on Thursday, July 25 at 9:00 a.m.

Take a tour of the Farmers Creamery where they process their fluid milk and butter products, and the Kalona Creamery where they produce Cream-top Yogurt, fudge, ice cream, and their world famous Squeaky Cheese Curds. In addition to the the creamery tours we will also hear from Phil Forbes, Kalona SuperNatural Farm Liaison, about the farms that they work with and how Kalona SuperNatural is growing and excited to work with more farmers.

Phil Forbes is also an Iowa Organic Association Organic Mentor that is currently available to support a transitioning or organic mentee. If you are interested in organic dairy farming and need a little extra support, be sure to attend this field day and reach out to IOA about your interest in working with Phil through the Organic Mentorship Program.

About Kalona SuperNatural

Since 2004 Kalona SuperNatural has been dedicated to supporting small farms, minimal processing of their dairy products, and organic agriculture. Founder Bill Evans recognized a need for great farmers to bring great products to market by focusing on production that cared for the land through organic production models that not only provided superior milk, but also built soils and strengthened small family farms! At Kalona SuperNatural they "keep the milk as natural as possible" by sourcing milk from Organic Grassfed farms, minimal processing, and low-temperature pasteurization.  

Field Day Topics

  • Kalona Super Natural¬†
  • Organic Dairy Processing
  • Processed Organic Dairy Products
  • Organic Dairy Markets

Registration Options

  • To attend the field day only (free), simply register below.
  • To attend the field day including a farm-to-table lunch, register here.
    • $15 for IOA members
    • $25 for non-members

Exhibitors

Email [email protected] if you wish to set up a table at this event.

Funding Acknowledgement

This material is based upon work that is supported by the USDA's Transition to Organic Partnership Program (TOPP). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the TOPP and U.S. Department of Agriculture.

WHEN
July 25, 2024 at 9:00am - 2pm
WHERE
Kalona Historical Village
715 D Ave
Kalona, IA 52247
United States
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CONTACT
Ethan Book · · 641-321-3352

Will you come?