PDPW Innovation & Technology Farm Tours

Aug. 23 @ 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Aug. 24 @ 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Dorchester, Wisconsin, and Deer Park, Wisconsin

The PDPW Innovation & Technology Farm Tours will be held Aug. 23-24 in Dorchester, Wisconsin, and Deer Park, Wisconsin, respectively. Join dairy producers and industry professionals for conversations and behind-the-scenes tours to understand the technologies and management practices to successfully implement them.
    Tours will be held at:
     – JTP Dairy, owned and operated by Jake and Tolea Peissig family, W1202 County Road A, Dorchester, Wis., will open their doors from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 23. The dairy features innovations in both the milking parlor and feeding systems. They have used a guided flow, DeLaval VMS system for more than a decade and have recently added robots for increased availability. An MFR Lely Vector System for feeding has allowed them to reduce feed shrink and waste, and a haylage block cutter allows for a cleaner face and reduced heating in the silage.
    – Minglewood Inc., owned and operated by Kevin and Roxann Solum and Jacob and Kristin Quist, 60 105th St., Deer Park, Wis., will host the event from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 24. Minglewood Inc. is the first dairy in the U.S. to install Stjernholm Sand Separation system from Denmark that delivers cleaner, finer sand that is ready for rebedding in 21 days. They utilize smaXtec rumination and activity system as well as a combination of parlor and robotic barn to milk 1,200 cows, including 8 DeLaval classic robots.
    Tours will begin and end at each farm location; attendees are encouraged to carpool to each event. Registration information and more details are available at or contact PDPW at 800-947-7379. Up to three continuing education units per tour are available from Dairy AdvanCE.