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Holsum Dairies Named Innovative Farm of the Year
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 01/26/2016

A dairy operation with two different locations in northern Wisconsin has been recognized as the 2016 Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year by the International Dairy Foods Association and Dairy Today magazine. Holsum Dairies of Hilbert was honored during the Dairy Forum, a national conference taking place this week in Phoenix, Arizona.

The award recognizes the outstanding contributions of dairy farmers. Nominated farms are judged on how farms are improving on-farm efficiency through innovative management practices, production technologies, and marketing approaches.

"Holsum Dairies exemplifies the qualities of a forward-thinking and exceptional dairy farm," said State Agriculture Secretary Ben Brancel. "It is fitting that Holsum Dairies has been recognized by the IDFA for its advanced farm management, production methods, and valuable industry leadership."

Between the two locations, Holsum Dairies employ about 90 people and produces enough electricity with its manure digester to meet its own electricity needs, as well as that of 825 average Wisconsin homes.

Meanwhile, the farm will also be highlighted in this month's issue of Dairy Today.

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